“This government has failed our nurses and midwives” says Limerick TD

first_imgPrint TAGSDailgovernmentMaurice Quinlivan TDMidwivesnursesSinn Feinuniversity hospital limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick’s Live 95FM is Limerick’s most listened to radio stationNext articleChamber function addressed by top entrepreneur Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Trolley crisis at UHL shames the Minister – Maurice Quinlivan T.D. Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice QuinlivanSinn Féin’s Maurice Quinlivan TD today said that this government has failed our nurses and midwives and they are not addressing the pay, recruitment and retention crisis in our health service. Deputy Quinlivan was speaking on a Sinn Féin motion that was debated in the Dáil on Wednesday afternoon.Speaking in the Dáil, Teachta Quinlivan said:“Every one of us will rely on nurses and medical staff when we are sick and at our weakest and most vulnerable during some stage of our lives.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The work these people do on a daily basis is incredible and to provide good pay and working conditions should not even be up for debate.“I always hear stories from constituents in Limerick, as to how impressive and hardworking nurses and health service staff in University Hospital Limerick are.“Staff in UHL are under severe pressure due to lack of staff, beds and investment, and they try their very best to ensure patients get the best treatment each day.“They need help from their government, and Fine Gael is absolutely not providing this.“Just last week, an 85 year old woman, Anastasia Coonan, was left on a trolley in the brand new A&E department in UHL for four days, after being admitted with a suspected stroke.“That is a horrific way to treat a woman of that age, with a serious medical condition.“It is left to the nurses to try and squeeze patients onto corridors, in a chronically overcrowded hospital, and left to the nurses to apologise to the patients and their families, when it couldn’t be further from their fault.“I often speak about the dreadful overcrowding in UHL, it’s the worst in the country, and I’ve called on Minister Harris to step in and address the chaos. Nothing has been done to alleviate the problems there. Nothing. Today 54 people are lying on trollies in UHL. Minister you’ve actually normalised this trolley crisis.“The HSE is struggling to attract home Irish nurses who have emigrated. That’s not surprising. There is a chasm to be bridged in making our system more attractive to work in, compared to other health systems abroad, and I’ve no confidence in this government doing that.“Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have consistently looked after bankers and big business whenever called on, yet left essential frontline staff such as nurses, begging for adequate treatment. It’s a disgrace.“Sinn Féin would not allow this scandal in our health service to continue. ” Mr. Quinlivan concluded.More about politics here. WhatsApp Linkedin Facebookcenter_img Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State NewsPolitics“This government has failed our nurses and midwives” says Limerick TDBy Staff Reporter – April 26, 2018 1236 Sinn Féin bill to reinvest proceeds seized by CAB in disadvantaged communities passes first stage Twitter Long gynaecological waiting lists must be addressed– Maurice Quinlivan T.D. Advertisement Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Drug task force is starved of fundinglast_img read more

90-Year-Old Dies Following COVID-19 Infection In Chautauqua County

first_imgCDC Image.MAYVILLE – A 90-year-old man with pre-existing conditions has died after contracting COVID-19.The Chautauqua County Health Department reported the death, the 16th since the outbreak started, on Tuesday afternoon.Additionally, county health reported 31 new cases with 159 now active.Of the new cases, seven are in Fredonia, six in Jamestown, three in Dunkirk and Bemus Point, two in Lakewood and Brocton, with one in Sherman, Findley Lake, Frewsburg, Falconer, Silver Creek, Forestville, Panama and Celoron. As of Sunday, there are seven people hospitalized in the county.Since the outbreak started, 1,204 cases have recovered with 1,379 cases total. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

€502m nuclear pension scheme to transfer to PGB

first_imgIt was not clear whether the Urenco scheme could keep existing pensions and future pensions accrual with the same provider, as the employers hadn’t announced where accrual would be placed.A complicating factor was that ETC was exempt from mandatory membership of PME, the €47bn pension fund for the metal and electro-technical engineering industry.Were the company to place its pensions accrual elsewhere, it would have to apply for a new dispensation.The pension fund said it had considered joining a general pension fund but instead it opted for the €25.5bn PGB as its new provider, after consulting its employers, unions, and independent accountability board.Spun’s funding ratio was 117.1% at the end of September, comparing favourably to PGB’s, which stood at 109.3%.Spun said the collective value transfer to PGB was still subject to approval from DNB, but it expected to complete the transaction by 1 April next year. Spun, the pension fund of Dutch uranium enrichment firm Urenco, is to transfer its €502m of assets to the large multi-sector scheme PGB and wind up its operations next year.The scheme, which also manages the pension arrangements for ETC, a designer of uranium enrichment facilities, said the high and increasing cost of pensions provision was the main reason for its decision to cease its operations.Last year, Spun’s cost of pensions administration rose to €860 per member. PGB’s administration cost was €175 per member, according to data from regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB).The pension fund has approximately 500 active members, a number that has been steadily decreasing in the past few years. Source: olafpictureslast_img read more