Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Linkedin TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNewsuniversity hospital limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL WhatsApp University Hospital LimerickNONE of the patients who contracted the superbug CPE in University Hospital Limerick died as a direct result of the infection, a new report has concluded.However the review into the deaths of patients infected with CPE has determined that it could have been a factor in eight of the deaths.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The report follows an independent investigation by UK consultant microbiologist, Dr Robert Spencer into the deaths of 74 patients in whom CPE had been detected. It overruled the findings of a previous internal hospital investigation which found that CPE could have been the cause of three deaths at the hospital.At a press conference in UHL this week, Professor Paul Burke said that all of the patients in whom CPE had been detected ”had many other clinical conditions.” such as cancer or coronary disease making CPE just one of the contributing factors in their deaths.“In our internal review, the question we asked was whether death could be said to have been attributable to CPE and the answer in three cases was yes. We commissioned an independent report to get a more objective perspective. It was Dr Spencer’s finding that CPE was not the main cause of death and we believe this is reasonable conclusion”.In June 2016, a UHL whistleblower wrote to Health Minister Simon Harris calling for an investigation of the management of antibiotic-resistant drugs at the hospital. In July 2017, the Limerick City Coroner wrote to management to say that a whistleblower had asked him to investigate 36 deaths at the hospital between 2009 and 2017.Seven of the eight cases in which the subsequent investigation determined that CPE was a factor in the patient’s deaths were on the list sent to the coroner by the whistleblower.UL Hospitals Group chief executive Professor Colette Cowan said that all but one of the families of the eight people had been contacted and given copies of the report. One family had not responded to calls or registered letters, she said.“We have to remember that behind each of these figures is a grieving family and we must be sensitive to that”.A person can be colonised with CPE without any harmful results unless it becomes a blood-borne infection.Prof Cowan said that the hospital saw an outbreak of CPE in 2011 and since then, they have invested heavily in control measures, staff training, equipment and infrastructure.€4.5 million was spent in 2015 alone on measures to control the spread of the superbug and there has been no bloodstream infection with CPE detected at the hospital since June 2105.Prof Cowan said the hospital now performs up to 1,000 screening checks a month.The report states that over the period of the review (February 2009 to May 2017) there were 196 new CPE detections out of 41,000 screenings.Professor Martin Cormican, the National Lead for Healthcare Associated Infections, said it was important for people who tested positive for the superbug to understand that they were not a danger to anyone outside a hospital setting. Previous articleAdare Manor collaborate with Midleton Very Rare for exclusive whiskeyNext articleBeyond the neon runes 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. NewsHealthSuperbug implicated in eight hospital deathsBy Bernie English – October 11, 2018 4050 Twitter Print Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL Email Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group Advertisement
Today, Widespread Panic has released the 34th edition of the band’s on-going Porch Songs archive.For this new edition of the two-track live series, Widespread Panic has released the group’s performance at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse in Bozeman, Montana, on November 10th, 2000.As noted by the band:So why Bozeman? Well, like previous selections from this particular tour (see Carbondale and Asheville), there was an especially unique energy (not to mention shows tapers and collectors keep returning tour to nearly twenty years later). Bozeman seems like it would be an unassuming stop in the farther reaches of “spreadhead-dom”, but in fact is a prime example of why so many fans went the distance to follow the band during this period and find that extraordinary experience.The group also called out the following highlights from the album:“Heroes” opener“Stop-Go” jam“Pigeons” > “Drums”Deep and ominous “Astronomy Domine” jam“Can’t Find My Way Home” > “Makes Sense To Me” encoreIn the release notes, the band also notes that ideally, Bozeman 2000 would have been released as full multi-track recording, though “unfortunately some recording errors on those tapes that could not be corrected.”You can purchase the latest Porch Songs release, Widespread Panic’s show from Bozeman, Montana, on November 10th, 2000, via LiveWidespreadPanic.com.Widespread Panic is fresh off a two-night run in Birmingham, AL this past weekend. Next up is a three-night stint in Washington, D.C. from March 15th – 17th. For a full list of upcoming performances, head to the band’s website.
Press Association A logic-defying 12-8 defeat against Scotland on Sunday meant Kidney suffered back-to-back championship setbacks for the first time, and his chances of securing a contract extension beyond the summer seem bleak. “On a day like that when we had so much possession and created so much, the blame has to be on the players,” said Leinster full-back Kearney. “The coaches can’t make that final pass for you or make that clinical decision. The players must take responsibility and must bear the brunt.” Ireland full-back Rob Kearney insists only the players can be held accountable for a troubled RBS 6 Nations campaign that appears to be doing terminal harm to the reign of head coach Declan Kidney. He added: “The guys were happy with the gameplan and how we were playing the game. We created opportunities. The stats show that we played the right way – it was just one of those days when you can’t really explain things. It was very disappointing as we should have won, and as a team we have to take responsibility for that.” While there is justification for Kearney’s defence of his coach, results alone suggest it is highly implausible that the Irish Rugby Football Union will retain Kidney. Reports of internal divisions have surfaced and even after mitigation for the number of players lost to injury and suspension, the overall sense of confusion points to a new man being in charge for the summer tour to North America. Ireland’s fortunes could deteriorate further with winless France arriving at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday week. “It’s a massive two weeks ahead of us now. We need a big statement against France for ourselves, the jersey and our country. People deserve more,” Kearney said. “It doesn’t help that France are zero from three. They will come over as a wounded animal, but we have to be more of one. We really need to fight hard and win that game.” Meanwhile, Ireland are hoping Cian Healy will be available to face France after the Six Nations confirmed his appeal will be heard on Wednesday in Glasgow. Healy was suspended for three weeks for stamping on England’s Dan Cole, but is appealing on the grounds that his ban was effectively extended to four weeks as he was barred from playing for Leinster on February 16.
Published on March 2, 2018 at 6:57 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse has maybe its last chance to beat a ranked team this season when No. 18 Clemson (22-7, 11-6 Atlantic Coast) visits the Carrier Dome on Saturday for a 2 p.m. tipoff. It will be Senior Day for the Orange (18-12, 7-10), needing a win over a ranked team like Clemson to add to its NCAA Tournament resume. The regular season finale comes just a few days before the ACC Tournament, which begins next week in Brooklyn. Here’s what you need to know about Clemson ahead of the Saturday afternoon matchup.All-time series: Clemson leads, 4-2Last time they played: On Feb. 7, 2017, Tyus Battle hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to lift the Orange over the Tigers, 82-81, at Littlejohn Coliseum. It marked SU’s fifth-consecutive conference victory, and it didn’t come without some struggle. Battle had just three points, shooting 1-for-6 from the field until that point. But with about five seconds remaining, John Gillon drew a double team, passed to Tyler Lydon, who then drew two defenders and kicked to a wide-open Battle in the corner.The Clemson report: Part of Clemson’s improvement can be attributed to a licensed psychologist who has worked with Clemson’s powerhouse football team since 2009.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs for hoops, Clemson began the season needing to replace three starters, including All-ACC forward and NBA Draft selection Jaron Blossomgame. Last year’s team began the season 11-2 but struggled through a 3-12 stretch. The Tigers lost to Oakland in its only NIT game last season. They do, however, return five players who averaged at least 7.5 points per game last year, and they are playing well.“We’re in the last week of the regular season with 10 wins and a lot to play for,” Clemson head coach Brad Brownell said. “It’s an exciting time of year and we’re looking forward to what’s next.”Balance has been the key to Clemson’s success this year. No player averages more than 35 minutes per game and five players average 10 points or more. They can beat you via the 3, as the Tigers shoot 37 percent from deep. Gabe Devoe (41.3 percent from 3) and Marcquise Reed (36.7 percent) lead Clemson’s 3-point charge. Considering SU’s perimeter struggles this season, look for the Tigers to try to knock down 3s against the zone.The bulk of Clemson’s rebounding comes from Elijah Thomas (7.9 boards per game) and Donte Grantham (6.9). Thomas, at 6-foot-9, has 67 blocks this season for a Clemson team that can guard the paint fairly well. Devoe averages 4.6 boards per game as well, despite his size (6-foot-3). He’s grown into the player Clemson brought him in to be.How Syracuse beats Clemson: Get going early. In the first half of ACC games this season, Clemson outscores its opponents 560-513. Clemson plays opponents even in the second half, on average. For the Orange, a decisive key may very well be to start well early, avoid an early deficit and set itself up for an upset in what could be the final game in the Carrier Dome this season. Keeping the Tigers’ balanced offense in check is crucial. They have an ability to beat teams in multiple ways, beating Boston College, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina and North Carolina State. Clemson lost to Duke by nine a week and a half ago and is coming off an impressive, 13-point win against Florida State this week.Stat to know: 11Clemson has never won 11 league games in a single season. The Tigers won their 11th game conference game against Florida State on Wednesday night.Kenpom odds: Kenpom gives Syracuse a 47-percent chance to win the game and predicts a 61-60 SU loss.Player to watch: Marcquise Reed, guard, No. 2The junior guard can get to the basket and hit 3s as well as just about anybody in the conference. He averages 16.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and he shoots 36.5 percent from deep. In last year’s meeting against SU, he had nine points and six assists. A 6-foot-3 transfer from Robert Morris, he’s from Landover, Maryland, just a few miles from SU junior point guard Frank Howard’s hometown, Suitland. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+