Widow of man who died on trolley joins hospital protest

first_imgAdvertisement Email Linkedin Facebook Print WhatsAppcenter_img Marie McMahon (centre) at the protest outside University Hospital Limerick last Thursday.WHEN the late Thomas Wynne’s daughter, Cara, wrote to the University Hospital Limerick for answers to questions about her father’s death in the ED of the hospital after 36 hours on a trolley, the reply asked her to get her father’s signature to approve release of the information.“How can you have faith in a system like that?,” his widow, Marie McMahon asked the Limerick post.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up She joined the newly formed Mid West Hospitals Campaign organised the protest outside the Dooradoyle hospital on Thursday.The group wants more investment in the hospital services, better recruitment and the re-opening of facilities at Ennis, Nenagh and St John’s Hospitals to ease the pressure on the emergency department at UHL.Last April, Thomas ‘Tommy’ Wynne was admitted to the hospital and spent 36 hours on a trolley. He eventually died in the emergency department without being allocated a hospital bed.“I go back there (to the ED) a lot because it’s the last place I saw him alive. Maybe I’m just torturing myself,” said Marie.“We got a report of an investigation carried out by the hospital and afterwards we still had questions so we had a meeting with them. Even the minutes of that meeting were wrong when we received them. Later, when we received Tommy’s file, it contradicted what we had been told in the meeting and what was in the report.“We have no confidence whatever in this system and continuing to deal with it won’t bring Tommy back. For our own mental health we felt that we should put our energies into campaigning to tackle the problem,” she told the Limerick Post.“ON the day Tommy was admitted I told them he was having symptoms of mini-strokes and was in danger. I asked to see a doctor and was told somebody would be with us soon. This was at 10pm and we had already been waiting since 1:30pm. We waited until the following morning at 03:15am,” she said.“I had to leave him at around 7pm as he was getting so distressed. He said if I did come back he was coming home with me and said not to come back until morning.“I reluctantly kissed him goodbye and left him tired, confused and upset. I thought I was doing the right thing”.At 10:55pm that night, Tommy was found unresponsive on that same trolley.“I hate to think of his last few hours alive. It was cruel, inhumane and barbaric. No human being should ever have to go through that,” Marie added.Marie agreed that Tommy had been moved to a resuscitation cubicle but attempts to save his life were not successful.“We don’t have answers. There are inconsistencies about Tommy’s treatment and death everywhere.“Every time we wrote to the hospital management, we got a reply from a different person. We had lost him – I was a social worker in a previous life, and you would expect int he circumstances that one person would be allocated to deal with questions from a greieb=ving family.“We were two months short of 40 years married. I still get hugely upset when I think about how his life ended in that place.”In a statement, the hospital management said that a complaint into Mr Wynne’s care has been investigated by UL Hospitals Group and a report issued to the family.“We have apologised to Mr Wynne’s loved ones for the length of the wait time in the emergency department and for poor communication during his care. For reasons of patient confidentiality, it would be inappropriate to comment further on this matter.“UL Hospitals Group has been dealing directly with the family on their concerns. We would like to express our sympathies to Mr Wynne’s family on their great loss,” the statement continued.“The emergency department at University Hospital Limerick is one of the busiest in the country and has been experiencing high numbers of presentations over recent days and weeks, including a significant number of frail, elderly patients. NewsHealthWidow of man who died on trolley joins hospital protestBy Bernie English – October 19, 2019 733 Previous articleIrish Open Fencing Championship takes place later this monthNext articleSinger Amanda Palmer pays tribute to Dolores O’Riordan Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twitterlast_img read more

Seneca Allegany Casino Hit With Layoffs

first_imgPixabay Stock Image.SALAMANCA — Employees at the Salamanca Allegany Casino and Resort have been laid off as part of a system-wide layoff by the Seneca Gaming Corporation.A casino spokesman declined to breakdown the action by casino or to elaborate beyond a previously released corporate statement.The most recent jobs loss, 300 employees across the casinos in Salamanca, Buffalo and Niagara Falls, is in addition to 150 layoffs in August.Corporation officials are blaming the COVID-19 pandemic for lower attendance at the three casinos, meaning a sharp loss in revenue. Officials said they will work with the furloughed employees to try to place some in other positions across the company.In 2008, the corporation laid off 210 employees across all three casinos. In addition, the company froze the salaries of employees making $70,000 a year or more, suspended year-end bonuses and cut senior managers’ pay by as much as 15 percent. 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

Trip of Love Sets Closing Date Off-Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 7, 2016 Trip of Love Nia Sioux(Photo by Mia Pink) Related Showscenter_img You’ve not got long to see Dance Moms’ Nia Sioux in Trip of Love. The 1960’s pop music spectacular will shutter off-Broadway on August 7. At time of closing, the production will have played 24 previews and 335 performances and is the longest running show at Stage 42.Darlene Love will now begin performances on August 5 and play the final four performances through August 7; she was previously set to start on July 28.Trip of Love brings the ‘60’s to life with over 25 of the decade’s biggest hits including “Blowin’ In The Wind,” “Born To Be Wild,” “California Dreamin’,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “White Rabbit,” “You Don’t Own Me” and many more.Created, directed and choreographed by James Walski, the cast also includes Joey Calveri, David Elder, Kelly Felthous, Bahiyah Hibah, Austin Miller and Tara Palsha Moats.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. View Commentslast_img read more

Set of keys found in Donegal Town

first_imgA set of keys have been found in Donegal Town on Wednesday. The keys were found on the steps of the old Post Office.If you know who owns them, you can get in touch with the local Garda Station. Set of keys found in Donegal Town was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

Everybody was Dis-ki Dancing!

first_imgClick arrow to play slideshowView the full photoset on FlickrVideo: Football Friday hits TshwaneVideo: Diski Dancing in the Capital City 2 November 2009 We can’t make up our minds who the star of the Football Fridays show at the Union Buildings was: Zakumi, the Deputy President, Lucas Radebe – or the spirit of the Diski Dance. Check out the extraordinary slideshow and decide for yourself!last_img

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — July 18, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest No change in the forecast this morning. We have two more dry days here in Ohio as sunshine dominates. A second cool front will work across the state today from NNW to SE, giving a pleasantly cool morning and daytime highs also pleasant, just short of normal. We will start to see temps climb just a bit tomorrow, but we still won’t exceed normal.  Rains show up Friday morning, slowly at first, but then build through the day. Rains look to be heavier now back in SW parts of Ohio, and in the southern half of the state in general on Friday. However, the lingering action that we will talk about shortly favors better weekend rains in the northern half of the state, so we end up with good coverage of higher amounts. On Friday. From I-70 southward we can see half to 1.5” rains, with the higher end of the range back in SW areas near Cincinnati. The northern half of the state will see rains of .25″-1″, with the 1 inch number coming only with a few isolated thunderstorms on Friday.  Saturday  and Sunday we see additional rains as we are in the “most favored” zone for wraparound and lingering action. In fact, we can see rains still going at it as we head into Monday morning. Additional rains of .25″-1″ will be seen for the weekend period, bringing 3 day totals to over 2 inches in spots. Coverage will be 90% of the state. The map below shows rain totals through Saturday evening. Even though we can start Monday with a few showers still holding on in eastern Ohio, we are dry for [pretty much the entire week next week, Monday afternoon through Friday. However, temperatures do not look to be a big story. We spend most of next week near normal. Temperatures this weekend will be below normal as the rains and that front move through.  The extended period has a system around the 28th into the 29th with rain potential of half to 1”, and another system around the 31st into the 1st that can be produce similar results. However, models seem to be hinting at some degradation of the systems, and they may end up with less moisture to work with. So, while we see some rain potential in the near-term forecast, there still is a lot of dry air next week, and no guarantees we finish the month with any help. The driest areas of the northern half of the state may have trouble getting more than just minor short-term relief this weekend.last_img read more

The Single Most Important Objection to a Meeting

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now You hear, “Can you try me back next quarter? We’re really busy now.” Of course your contact is busy. Everyone is busier than ever, doing more with less, struggling to keep up with the frenetic pace of business today.Your dream client asks, “Can you email me some information? I’ll take a look at it and get back to you.” You’ve heard this before. You agreed to send information in the past, and you are still waiting for the prospect to call you back. True?“We have a partner and aren’t looking to change now.” The statement is always true—until it isn’t. You have no doubt had prospective client tell you they are happy only to have them disclose to you in a first meeting that they are not pleased with their existing partner.Prospecting is difficult because of one single, universal factor: Time. You are asking people to give you their time, the only thing they don’t have enough of, and the one thing that, once spent, cannot be recovered. When it comes to time, there are no do-overs.What You Heard and What Is Being SaidThe real concern your dream client has expressed as an objection is that the meeting will be a waste of their time. The words they use may not express the fact that you didn’t not offer them enough value in trade for their time, but had you done so, you would have a meeting scheduled. There is a lot of concepts and ideas and talk tracks around objections, but the concern around wasting time is very real.The way to resolve real concerns is to acknowledge them and let your dream client know that you understand their concern—and that there is no risk of what they are concerned about coming true.last_img read more

VT League Finals Results

first_imgThe 2012/13 VT League series was a fantastic season and finals day was no exception. With Melbourne showing us the sunshine, family and friends swarmed the beachfront fields to watch the quarter final games get underway at 9.00am.The Mixed final was played at 2.30pm between Melbourne University Northern Blacks and the Melbourne City Lions; a 1-2 match up from the ladder. Both teams fought hard all game, with the Melbourne City Lions eventually being the victors 8-6.The Women’s final was next up at 3.30pm with reigning champions Melbourne City Lions taking on the Bayside Vipers. These two teams finished the season on an equal 34 points so this was another 1-2 match up and a game that was not to be missed. Lions came out firing scoring five touchdowns to one in the first half and had scored themselves a good buffer for the second half. With Leah Percy dropping in two touchdowns in the second half, the Lions proved too good, winning their fourth consecutive Women’s Championship title 8-4.The Men’s final was played at 4.30pm with the Western Dodgers trying to stop the Bayside Vipers from back-to-back premiership wins. The Vipers came through their semi-final comfortably defeating the Melbourne City Lions 8-5; whilst the Dodgers participated in a 25 touchdown shootout with the Melbourne University Northern Blacks. The Western Dodgers scored a touchdown in the last minute of the game and took the semi-final 13-12.The Western Dodgers played a great season of VT League with nine wins and went into the grand final confident that they could give the Vipers a run for their money. The Vipers were determined to be back-to-back premiers and shot out to a 4-1 lead in the first half. Derrick Cant proved why he was Player of the Final as he scored four of the Vipers’ seven touchdowns. Vipers secured their Men’s Championship title over the Dodgers with the final score 7-3.Mixed Final Melbourne City Lions 8 defeated Melbourne University Northern Blacks 6Referees – Andrew Clough, Mitch McKenzie and Paul LassigPlayer of the Final – Keisuke YamadaWomen’s Final Melbourne City Lions 8 defeated Bayside Vipers 4                      Referees – Cliff Winnett, Giancarlo Leung and Leigh BryantPlayer of the Final – Jessika GroeneveldMen’s Final Bayside Vipers 7 defeated Western Dodgers 3Referees – Sally Melzer, Matt Vernon and Cam NoblePlayer of the Final – Derrick CantClub Championship – Melbourne City LionsReferee Awards Rookie referee of the League – Paul LassigReferee of the League – Sally MelzerJim Speight Award – Referee of the Year – Giancarlo LeungClub Awards – Rookie of the Year Bayside Vipers Stephanie ReidChris WhiteCaseyKate ScheresJosh MeadsEastern Falcons Sue-Ellen GoddeTom TwentymanMelbourne City Lions Madeline WrightJarryn OsbourneMelbourne University Northern Blacks Katelyn BarryJames DaffWestern Dodgers Dawn Berryman-NathanTanetiki Takuira2013 Super Trans Tasman Recognition Awards Leah PercyMicheal LovettMelissa WoodwardKirsten FriendBrooke JamesJamie Te PaniaBen MoceiwaiDerrick CantHamish McLeanRelated LinksVT League Resultslast_img read more

APM Terminals to Prepare Port Elizabeth for ULCVs

first_imgzoom Dutch container terminal operator APM Terminals has increased its investment plans for the Port Elizabeth facility to USD 200 million from the initially planned USD 70 million in preparation for ultra large container vessels (ULCVs).The new plan includes ordering four next-generation Ship-To-Shore (STS) cranes to handle ULCVs at North America’s port of New York and New Jersey port complex, APM Terminals said.These vessels are expected to start calling the port right after the heightening of the Bayonne Bridge is completed later this year, which, combined with the widened Panama Canal, will allows these ULCV liner services to call and be operated efficiently at the advanced APM Terminals facility.Further investments include an expanded gate complex, upgrades to container handling equipment and other operational improvements.“Our goal is to make APM Terminals Port Elizabeth safer, easier to use and faster for our trucker community, more productive for our shipping line clients and more reliable for our clients’ supply chains expectations,” Wim Lagaay, President of APM Terminals North America, said.“These operational and infrastructure improvements are designed to keep APM Terminals Port Elizabeth at the forefront of the New York/New Jersey harbor by being the container terminal of choice to work with by our many clients and partners,” Lagaay added.APM Terminals’ Port Elizabeth facility is one of the largest container terminals in the port complex, handling over 2,100 trucks a day, 4000 terminal gate transactions and more than 500 vessel calls per year. The current capacity of 1.5 million TEU will be expanded to 2.3 million TEU, with berth expansion to accommodate three simultaneous ULCV calls.last_img read more