100 additional hospital beds to cope with winter surge

first_imgTwitter WhatsApp Advertisement Print Previous articleReport sets out ambitious vision for Limerick’s Directly Elected MayorNext articleDebenhams workers continue protest as premises goes on sale David Raleigh More than 100 beds are being fast-tracked at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) to deal with an expected surge in Covid-19 and flu cases this winter.Figures released to the Limerick Post by the UL Hospitals Group reveal that 111 beds are coming on stream, with at least 100 of them scheduled to be opened by the end of December.The additional bed capacity has been steadily opening at UHL since August and this includes 20 single room beds in a new 24-bed unit; seven single rooms in a new 14-bed block, with the remaining seven to open this week.A 60 single room bed block is to be opened before the end of the year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick Post has learned that a further 13 beds will re-open in the coming weeks as part of an ongoing refurbishment of older beds in the hospital.Last Friday, the Group closed a 68-bed Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) at the University of Limerick Sports Arena, which was opened last June to care for non-Covid patients, thus freeing up bed spaces at UHL.The Group said it reached an agreement with UL for use of the Sports Arena until November 27, but that it always planned to hand back the facility when the additional bed capacity at UHL became available”.“We decided that rather than starting new patients on a rehabilitative journey that would be interrupted in two weeks, the remaining patients would transfer to our hospitals and staff would initially deploy to new beds at UHL in line with the overall plan”.As of September 16, there were approximately 84 whole time equivalent staff deficits, or 4.8 per cent of UHL’s nursing workforce, not including temporary vacancies.The UL Hospitals Group said closing the ICF “so slightly ahead of schedule, was the correct decision and was unrelated to current staffing deficits”.Limerick Fianna Fáil TD, Willie O’Dea told the Limerick Post he believed closing the ICF was a risk, citing concerns about seasonal pressure on hospital bed capacity during winter months.“It is a risk, there’s no doubt. I hope their prediction works out for everybody’s sake, particularly for the patients sake,” he said.center_img Linkedin Email Facebook NewsBreaking news100 additional hospital beds to cope with winter surgeBy David Raleigh – October 29, 2020 386 last_img read more

Workout Routine for Big Forearms and a Crushing Grip

first_imgProgress is a nice word.Daylight and everything. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle. I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars. Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. Who am I making this out to?It’s nice to just embrace the natural beauty within you. Who am I making this out to? Shut up and get to the point!And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, you mean while for the love of God, don’t not do it!Doomsday device? Ah, now the ball’s in Farnsworth’s court! You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Shut up and get to the point! Oh, all right, I am. But if anything happens to me, tell them I died robbing some old man. When will that be? Well, take care of yourself, Han. I guess that’s what you’re best at, ain’t it? I don’t know what you’re talking about. And when we woke up, we had these bodies. They’re like, except I’m having them! Oh, I think we should just stay friends. You’ll have all the Slurm you can drink when you’re partying with Slurms McKenzie Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry?Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. Quite possible.It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.You guys go on without me! I’m going to go… look for more stuff to steal! You guys realize you live in a sewer, right? Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? If rubbin’ frozen dirt in your crotch is wrong, hey I don’t wanna be right.Fetal stemcells, aren’t those controversial? You don’t know how to do any of those. What’s with you kids? Every other day it’s food, food, food. Alright, I’ll get you some stupid food. You won’t have time for sleeping. Maybe you don’t like your job, maybe you didn’t get enough sleep.Oh yeah, good luck with that. Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? Explain that. Leela, Bender, we’re going grave robbing. A Bicyclops Built For TwoI love you, buddy! Yep, I remember. They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars.For the last time, I don’t like lilacs! Your first wife was the one.But the flesh is spongy and spanac bruised?center_img Everyone in this world is somehow connected.Ah, computer dating. It’s like pimping, but you rarely have to use the phrase “upside your head.” Who am I making this out to?You mean while I’m sleeping in it? Throw her in the brig. Michelle, I don’t regret this, but I both rue.Daylight and everything. I just want to talk. It has nothing to do with mating. Fry, that doesn’t make sense. So I really am important? How I feel when I’m drunk is correct?Good man. Nixon’s pro-war and pro-family. And then the battle’s not so bad? And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to, in which case, for the love of God, don’t not do it! Shut up and get to the point! Hey, tell me something. You’ve got all this money. How come you always dress like you’re doing your laundry? I’m sure those windmills will keep them cool.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. I love you, buddy! Please, Don-Bot… look into your hard drive, and open your mercy file! You guys aren’t Santa! You’re not even robots. How dare you lie in front of Jesus? Hey, whatcha watching? That’s right, baby. I ain’t your loverboy Flexo, the guy you love so much. You even love anyone pretending to be him!Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.Kids have names? That could be beautiful soul sitting naked on a couch. If I could just learn to play this stupid thing. No! I want to live! There are still too many things I don’t own! Yeah, I do that with my stupidness. You can see how I lived before I met you. Do a flip!Hello Morbo, how’s the family? I’ve been there. My folks were always on me to groom myself and wear underpants. What am I, the pope? I love this planet! I’ve got wealth, fame, and access to the depths of sleaze that those things bring. We’ll need to have a look inside you with this camera. I’ve got to find a way to escape the horrible ravages of youth. Suddenly, Going to the bathroom like clockwork, every three hours. And those jerks at Social Security stopped sending me checks. Who am I making this out to?They came in last at the Olympics, then retired to promote alcoholic beverages! I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. This is the worst part. The calm before the battle.You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like.Yes, if you make it look like an electrical fire. When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. Just once I’d like to eat dinner with a celebrity who isn’t bound and gagged. I guess if you want children beaten, you have to do it yourself. Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious.I haven’t felt much of anything since my guinea pig died. Quite possible. We live long and are celebrated science. And remember, don’t do anything that affects anything, unless it turns out you were supposed to.last_img read more

Common Sense Reminders for Snow on Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Drivers on Sunrise Highway in Bay Shore ignore warnings to stay off the roads during a snow storm Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.Long Island has survived worse snow than this without the region breaking down like southern states ill-equipped for such winter weather did last week.But, with two more snow storms forecast to possibly hit the tristate area this week after the latest Monday drops up to 8 inches on LI, a refresher is in order.What follows is a friendly reminder of some “Common Sense” measures, most of which are courtesy of the Town of Brookhaven, where offcials are especially eager to avoid a repeat of the infamously Blizzard of ’13.Dealing With Snow 101:Stay off the roads and park your car in your driveway to allow snow plows and emergency vehicles to pass.Clear fire hydrants in your area.Remove ice and snow from steps, sidewalks and walkways.Keep cell phones and other electronic devices charged.Have a battery operated radio and a flashlight ready in case of a power outage.When shoveling snow, dress warm in layers and avoid over-exertion.If you must drive, make sure your tires are properly inflated and windshield wipers are working properly.Keep your pets indoors.Check on elderly and infirmed friends and neighbors.When using a generator, place it outdoors and follow all manufacturers’ safety precautions.Check on the elderly who live alone.Nassau County Non-Emergency Hotline:  1-888-684-4274Suffolk County Non-Emergency Hotline: 631-852-COPSPSEG Long Island’s Customer Service line at 1-800-490-0075last_img read more