“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

Governor Wolf Orders the Commonwealth Flag at Half-Staff to Honor New Castle Police Detective Sergeant Brian Cuscino

first_img Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the Commonwealth flag in the City of New Castle to fly at half-staff to honor New Castle Police Detective Sergeant Brian Cuscino.Detective Sergeant Brian Cuscino passed during training on April 19, 2018.The Commonwealth flag shall be lowered immediately, Friday, April 20, 2018, through interment. All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.Flying of the United States flag shall follow the current order in honor of former First Lady Barbara Bush. Governor Wolf Orders the Commonwealth Flag at Half-Staff to Honor New Castle Police Detective Sergeant Brian Cuscino April 20, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img

Dominica represented at Rio plus 20 Summit

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 16 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img LocalNews Dominica represented at Rio plus 20 Summit by: – June 20, 2012 Share Environment Minister, Dr. Kenneth DarrouxA four man delegation left Dominica for Brazil on Monday to attend the Rio plus 20 Summit.The summit which is officially known as the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development is being held twenty years after the hosting of the first Earth Summit.The delegation included Dominica’s Ambassador to the United Nations H.E. Vince Henderson, Minister for the Environment Hon. Dr. Kenneth Darroux, Energy Minister Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore and Head of the Environment Coordinating Unit Lloyd Pascal.The Dominican delegation will present The National Climate Resilience Strategy at the summit which begins on Wednesday June 20, 2012.In a recent interview with the Environment Minister, he stated the importance of the National Climate Resilience Strategy. He says, “Experts have shown that there are a number of reasons why small developing states like ours are those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. For one, we can start with our fragile economies. Small economies such as ours are less equipped to deal with the ravaging effects of climate change.”“We have witnessed this here in Dominica for the past couple of years. Back in 2010, we suffered a severe drought, probably the worst in the nation’s history. It had a serious impact on the agricultural sector. Last year we had some erratic weather patterns where we experienced flooding on the West Coast. That was unheard of in Dominica’s history… We saw road damage resulting in millions of dollars having to be spent… Monies that were originally earmarked for new developments had to be used in rebuilding efforts… We have to assist the fishermen who lost their boats during the storms, we have to repair the roads, the bridges etc so what this does is, it hinders new development. It stagnate the whole process of new development. This reason alone demonstrates the significance of the Climate Change Resilience Strategy.”“It also means that a lot of our people are dependent on the whole environment, the land and the marine resource and these are the things that are going to be impacted by climate change and so that in itself makes it very important.”Statistics have also shown that the poorest communities within small islands are most likely to suffer the effects of climate change.The Rio +20 Summit is a historic opportunity to define pathways to a safer, more equitable, cleaner, greener and more prosperous world for all.Government Information Servicelast_img read more