“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

Gervinho hands Elephants crucial win over Togo

first_imgTournament favourite Ivory Coast scrapped through with 2-1 win over Togo in a gritty West African Group D derby.Yayha Toure put the Elephants ahead in a first half but the Hawks drew level on the stroke of half time.Gervinho scored late on in the second half but it was Barry’s superb last gasp save that ensured that Ivory Coast went home with maximum points.The match was expected to be competitive and it did live up to its billing.Just two minutes into the game, captain Adebayor was presented with a glorious opportunity after a horrendous blunder by Kolo Toure but the Tottenham striker, with just Barry to beat, over-elaborated and wasted the opportunity.He was dearly punished four minutes later as Yahya Toure opened the Ivorian account with a decent strike which eased through a forest of legs and beating the Hawks goal keeper. Toure was unlucky when his well taken shot hit the wood work and Gervinho blasting wide the rebound.The Hawks lifted up their game with striker Adebayor making some rampaging runs on the left but his final delivery could be connected.Just when the game was cruising to recess, Jonathan Ayite stepped up with a half volley from a corner to put the Hawks back on level.Togo returned from the recess looking more and more adventurous in front of goal and had a seemingly legitimate goal ruled out.Nibombe soared above his markers to head home a corner but just when he jetted off in jubilation he was told the goal had been disallowed. The Ivorians stepped up their game with Gervinho getting the second goal and possibly the game winner but not yet.Barry will be their saviour as he palmed out a goal bound flick on the stroke of full time to keep alive the Ivorian dream for gold after 21 years.last_img read more