Hospital copes with storm related injuries.

first_imgNewsBreaking newsHospital copes with storm related injuries.By Bernie English – February 13, 2014 735 Shannondoc operating but only by appointment TAGSfeaturedstorm hospital Limerick Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Advertisement Twitter Email Linkedin SEVEN people were treated for storm related injuries at the University Hospital in Dooradoyle on Wednesday night. Two people presented as ‘walk ins’. A spokesman for the hospital said there were no critical injuries.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Between 2pm and 8pm on Wednesday, there were 14 patients brought to the ED by ambulance and a further six patients presented themselves as walk-ins. A spokesman for  the HSE  said they did not have a breakdown on how many of these patinets had suffered storm related injuries.Earlier in the day, staff had prioritised discharges and transfers to free up beds for incoming patients.“The staff at the hospital reported that the ED cope well overnight and there are only two patients on trolleys at present,” the spokesman told the Limerick Post on Thursday morning. First Irish death from Coronavirus center_img Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick couples are bringing a touch of spice to Valentine’s DayNext articleLimerick face Cork in NHL opener 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. Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet last_img read more

NRA to audit M20 after fatal Limerick toddler crash

first_imgThe NRA will be asked to conduct a safety audit of the M20 stretch of motorway in Limerick between junctions 4 and 5 after Saturday’s fatla crash which claimed the life of a three year old girlTHE National Roads Authority are to be asked to conduct a review and safety audit of the stretch of M20 motorway between junctions 4 and 5 following the death of three year old girl on Saturday night in a two-car collision.Kellycia Nudiri was pronounced dead at the University Hospital Limerick on Saturday night after the car she was travelling in collided with another vehicle on the M20 motorway near the Patrickswell exit.It is understood that the car in which Kellycia was in, along with her parents and twin brother, swerved to avoid a car that had taken its own evasive action.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Subsequently, the Nudiri car driven by Kellycia’s mother, rolled several times before come to a rest on its roof.The three-year-old girl had been ejected from her seat and was trapped in her car.She suffered serious head injuries and died later in hospital.Other passengers were treated for minor injuries.Originally from Democratic Republic of Congo the Nudiri family moved to Abbeyfeale recently and have been left in mourning following the tragic events.As the local community rallies to offer assistance, Fianna Fail TD, Deputy Niall Collins who lives in the Patrickswell area has said that he will call on the National Roads Authority (NRA) this week to carry out a safety audit of the stretch of road.“Firstly, I’d like to express my sympathy and condolences to the family bereaved after Saturday’s accident.“The local communities  in Patrickswell and Abbeyfeale are very shocked and upset following the accident.“Over the years there have been a number of serious accidents on this stretch of motorway.“This week I will ask the NRA to conduct a review and safety audit to assess whether any measures are needed to enhance road safety at this location.”Gardai are investigating and a forensic collision experts have carried out initial analysis of the incident.However, witnesses to the crash are asked to contact Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061-214340 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111. NewsNRA to audit M20 after fatal Limerick toddler crashBy Staff Reporter – September 19, 2016 1224 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Previous articleCompetition winnerNext article#WATCH Limerick 2030 plan to see €500m redevelopment Staff Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSfeaturedGardaílimerickniall collinsNRA Twitter Advertisement Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Fresh concerns over sex virus in Antigua

first_imgHealthLifestyle Fresh concerns over sex virus in Antigua by: – August 21, 2012 33 Views   no discussions Genital warts. Photo credit: getexactsolution.com21st August 2012, St. John’s Antigua- “We have quite a problem to deal with here,” is how a local gynaecologist is describing the proliferation of anal-genital warts being presented in Antigua & Barbuda’s youth.“We are not talking about single warts, we are talking about the profusion of warts in young people. We have also been seeing the change in the cervix, precancerous cells in these young people,” obstetrician and gynaecologist, Dr Gwendolyn Fevrier-Roberts, said in an interview with OBSERVER Media.The genital warts are a telltale sign of the sexually transmitted infection (STI) the human papilloma virus or HPV. The virus is spread through direct skin-to-skin contact during oral, genital or anal sex with an infected person. HPV strains six and 11 are responsible for most of the genital wart cases.Dr Fevrier-Roberts said in her practice, she has seen an increase in the prevalence of the virus over the last five years, affecting mainly “school-aged girls and girls in their early 20s”.“The HPV virus, from my experience, is definitely showing up itself a lot more in our population, when I compare the obvious HPV cases that I see now and what I saw when I started in 1989,” the doctor said.Alongside the increase in the virus in the island’s young women, the doctor also revealed that the instances of anal HPV are greater “than we used to see” in the country’s men.Asked about the social change that may have bought about the explosion of the disease, the doctor said that it is a “difficult one” to determine.“The cause I am not sure. It is a STI and I don’t know if a change in sexual practice may have something to do with it,” the gynaecologist noted.The doctor revealed that a condom might not be enough to prevent the spread of the virus, saying, “It has been found in some studies that (with) the HPV virus, some of them can go through the condom.”She added, “The condom is not a foolproof barrier.”According to the Dr Fevrier-Roberts, the HPV virus causes many cancers.“I don’t know if people are not listening or don’t believe it. HPV is linked to cervical cancer, vulva cancer, scrotal cancer, penile cancer to throat cancer.”As there is no cure, the doctor said the best prescription for the island’s youth is prevention—making the vaccine available to young persons before they become sexually active.Two vaccines are currently available, Gardasil, which protects against HPV strains 16,18, six and 11 and Cervarix that guards against 16 and 18. Both vaccines are widely used in the United States and the United Kingdom.Although both are available in Antigua & Barbuda, the doctor said that they are not yet widely used on island.However, she admitted that often young people can “clear” the virus without any treatment.“The immune system of young people is such that a young person can acquire the HPV virus and clear it,” Dr Fevrier-Roberts said.However, the doctor noted that some parents might be reluctant to have their children vaccinated with HPV vaccines.“We are still having problems in terms of parents accepting that kids need to have information about regular sexual activity and to subject them to a vaccine that is related to sexual activity,” the doctor said.Antigua Observer News Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more