Nurses take action at Limerick hospital

first_img Previous article#Limerick apartment block for saleNext articleJack knifed truck blocked #Limerick to #Waterford road 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. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img TAGSfeaturedINMOlimerickSt Camillus’ Hospital Twitter WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsBreaking newsNurses take action at Limerick hospitalBy Bernie English – April 4, 2016 665 Print Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) in St Camillus Hospital, Limerick have begun a work to rule today, Monday, from 8.00am. The industrial action comes some seven months on from notification by nurses to senior HSE managers that the clinical care of patients at the hospital is compromised due to ongoing  unfilled nursing positions. Currently there are approximately 15 vacant nursing posts.In a statement, the INMO said that at the request of its members, it has engaged with the HSE since last November in efforts to fast-track recruitment of nurses. So far this has not yielded sufficient numbers of qualified nurses and leaves the residents at ongoing risk.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Calls by members for the HSE to curtail admissions to the 100 bed facility until such time as the nursing levels improve have also been rejected. Therefore, it is with regret that INMO members are left with no other option but to commence industrial action. The action will not harm any patient but will assist the available nurses to prioritise all care by ceasing non urgent clerical and administrative work.INMO Industrial Relations Officer, Mary Fogarty said:“Nurses are the lead clinicians in older persons residential services. Their expertise and knowledge of the needs of their patients, and their concerns about the ability of their employer, the HSE, to deliver safe care should not go unheeded. Equally, our members are accountable to patients, families and regulatory agencies to ensure that standards of care are met.“It is a poor reflection of our health service providers that nurses are driven to take industrial action to protect vulnerable residents in the care of the HSE”[email protected] Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Brand? Website? Why not both?

first_imgWe’ve built lots of credit union websites. And a while back we started noticing something interesting: many of our CU website projects took a slight detour to fix or update some sort of brand issue.Sometimes it was just a little visual cleanup – fixing little graphic or type inconsistencies, or updating an awkward symbol. At other times, the process of exploring and understanding a brand in order to build their website leads all the way to things like revamping product lineups or serious consideration of name changes.What makes these leaps happen?A website is a great way to focus attention on a brand.A website is visible and real, but it’s also a space where just about anything is possible. Strengths and weaknesses with your visuals or your message show up even more clearly on a screen in a fresh context.Plus, a website is also a great way to develop and refine solutions, experiment, and make sure everyone is on the same page.Your website is your brand. Your brand is your website.A credit union’s website plays a powerful – often unexpectedly powerful – role in defining many aspects of its brand.There’s no branch, sign, ad, or commercial that will be seen and used by as many people as your website. It’s active, interactive, and available on any screen anywhere anytime.Your website leads the way. It’s the face of your credit union in a way that nothing else can match; a hub for all of your marketing outreach and the most public representation of your brand.Your website is how people get to know you.For members and prospective members, your website is an easy, risk-free way to gather some critical clues to what you’re like to work with.Not just the tangibles like loan rates, but things like authentic images and language, how hard or easy it is to find something, and whether you’re old-fashioned or cutting-edge.All these factors help people understand your overall quality, personality and ultimately, how much they like and even trust your credit union.Whether you’re working on a few little web tweaks or a website overhaul, make sure you think about how the website and your overall brand affect each other. Expect surprises along the way, and be ready to take advantage of what you learn. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brian Wringer Former watermelon farmer Brian Wringer wears several hats for iDiz Incorporated, including Web Projects Manager, Wordsmith, and Big Idea Guy. He builds better credit unions by day and weird old … Web: www.cuidiz.com Detailslast_img read more

Nurmagomedov returns to hero’s welcome, blasts ‘dimwit’ McGregor

first_imgKaspiysk, Russia | AFP | Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomedov said he had “shut up that dimwit” Conor McGregor as he lapped up a hero’s welcome on his return to his native Dagestan following the successful defence of his UFC lightweight crown against the Irishman.“Khabib! Khabib!” a crowd of some 20,000 fans chanted to welcome the unbeaten champion in an arena in the town of Kaspiysk, 14 kilometres from Dagestan’s main city of Makhachkala.Excited by Nurmagomedov’s appearance, hundreds of his compatriots broke through lines of stewards and pushed their way onto the pitch, trying to get as close as possible to the champion.“Thank you, brothers,” replied Nurmagomedov, who showed off his champion’s belt to the crowd.On Saturday Nurmagomedov defended his Ultimate Fighting Championship world title after putting McGregor in a brutal chokehold and forcing the Irish superstar to ‘tap out’ during a fourth round submission.It took his unbeaten professional record to 27-0 and 11-0 in UFC bouts.“I’d prayed to the Almighty every day not to have injuries, for it all happen,” Nurmagomedov said.“I wanted to shut up that dimwit up to prove the difference between our people and his people. “Nobody can break us, our people have a great history,” he boasted. “Hopefully, I’ve justified your expectations.”Although eventually awarded his championship belt, the Russian is still awaiting confirmation of whether he will receive 1.5 million dollars prize money following a post-fight fracas that saw him jump over the octagon and attack one of McGregor’s training partners, Dillon Danis.A dramatic free-for-all ensued, with members of Nurmagomedov’s entourage jumping into the octagon to attack McGregor as stunned officials battled to restore order.It proved a dramatic climax to weeks of media posturing between the bitter rivals, during which the brash Irishman stoked the flames through a series of insults about Nurmagomedov’s family and his Muslim religion.As security tried to quell the chaos in the crowd, the exhausted McGregor eventually departed in a huddle of security personnel.Nurmagomedov was also hustled out surrounded by security officers as the pro-McGregor crowd jeered and threw drinks at him.The UFC chief Dana White refused to hand Nurmagomedov his belt in the Octagon, saying he feared it would further inflame the crowd.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Harlequin Productions Announces its 26th Season Lineup

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Harlequin ProductionsHarlequin Productions, one of the South Sound’s most acclaimed live theater companies, has announced the lineup of shows for its 26th season. The season runs from November 2016-October 2017, and includes five plays and two musicals. Theater patrons can purchase subscriptions to the entire season by calling 360-786-0151 or by visiting Harlequin online here. More information on all the plays can be found at www.harlequinproductions.org.The season begins in November 2016 with The Stardust Christmas Enchantment, the latest in the company’s 22-year tradition of original holiday musicals. In January, Harlequin presents My Name is Rachel Corrie, a one-woman drama telling the story of an Olympian activist killed while protesting in the Gaza Strip in 2003. Harlequin then presents the classic Noel Coward comedy Present Laughter in March. This is followed by The Understudy in May, a modern comedy by Theresa Rebeck. In June, Harlequin offers its second musical of the season, First Date, a romantic musical comedy by Austin Winsberg, Alan Zachary, and Michael Weiner. Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County hits the stage in August before Harlequin completes its season with William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline in October 2017.The audience gives an enthusiastic standing ovation at a recent Harlequin Productions play. Harlequin plays have long been crowd-pleasers for Olympia audiences.The script of My Name is Rachel Corrie was edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner and was drawn almost entirely from Rachel’s actual diaries. “To some, Rachel is a symbol, a martyr and a cynosure, and others might use less flattering language to describe her, but in all of these limited perspectives of this young woman, we lose a picture of who she was as a person,” said the show’s director, Jeff Painter. “In My Name is Rachel Corrie we get a more complete picture of who this young woman was and why she did the things that she did – told in her own words, taken from her diaries and e-mails.” Harlequin’s presentation of My Name is Rachel Corrie represents the first time that this uniquely Olympia play will receive a professional run produced in Olympia.Harlequin’s summer 2017 musical, First Date, was workshopped in Seattle before receiving a run on Broadway. “A gentleman named Kenny Alhadeff, who works on play development and production in Seattle, suggested that we look at First Date because it would be such a good fit in our theater,” said Harlequin Artistic Director Linda Whitney. “He had helped develop the show in Seattle for The 5th Avenue Theater and ACT in 2012. After giving it a look, I had to agree it is a great fit for us. It’s intimate and funny and a charming take on contemporary dating in America.”“Every year we strive to put together an exciting, eclectic, and thoroughly entertaining lineup of shows,” commented Harlequin Managing Artistic Director Scot Whitney. “I’d say this lineup nails it for the 26th straight year.”last_img read more