Concern over cuts to children’s diabetes service

first_imgNewsConcern over cuts to children’s diabetes serviceBy John Keogh – August 7, 2014 723 Previous article650 fish killed in slurry spillNext articleRegen residents haul Government to court John Keogh  SICK children’s services have seen a massive cutback in Limerick and Diabetes Ireland say children are being put at risk.The position of paediatric endocrinologist, a children’s diabetes specialist, will shortly operate on a part-time basis at University Hospital Limerick, and there is currently no funding available to recruit a second, the HSE revealed this week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Since October 2013, a locum paediatric endrocrinologist had been operating on a full-time basis, as UL Hospitals were unable to recruit a part-time locum to provide maternity cover.Since the professor of paediatrics has now returned from maternity leave, the locum contract has ended and the post will revert to a part-time position.In addition, the part-time consultant is to be shared with Galway as part of the implementation of plans which ensures that all children under five have access to insulin pump therapy.Diabetes Ireland says that children’s diabetes services in Limerick improved dramatically while there was a full-time paediatric endocrinologist in place, and they are concerned that the level of care will now deteriorate.Dr Anna Clarke of Diabetes Ireland said: “At minimum, Limerick and Galway need a part-time post in each hospital to support this. Cutting the Limerick service medical support to a fifth will put children’s health at risk on a daily basis and we end up spending more on inpatient treatment and long-term complications. Our children deserve better.”Diabetes Ireland is now calling on local TDs to bring the issue to the immediate attention of hospital management, the HSE and the Department of Health.The group says that during the last year “there was a fivefold increase in care and support” and patients had received quarterly medical appointments.Children with type 1 diabetes need three-monthly reviews to ensure their growth and development.According to Diabetes Ireland, a part-time consultant could not possibly review the 250 children attending Limerick four times a year.A spokesperson for UL Hospitals told the Limerick Post: “UL Hospitals recognise that patients may see some slight change in service following the return of the paediatric endocrinologist role from full-time to part-time.”The spokesperson added that the hospital recognises the need for an additional paediatric endocrinologist in the Mid West and West Region, but that a funding application for 2014 was unsuccessful.A further application is expected to be made for 2015.The spokesperson concluded: “Without approval and additional resources, UL Hospitals is not in a position to recruit an additional paediatric endocrinologist at this time.” Advertisement 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL Facebook Linkedin Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group Print SCAM ALERT: HSE warn of bogus calls following cyber attack center_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL TAGSDiabetes IrelandHSEuniversity hospital limerick WhatsApp Joint Easter message on Covid 19 from Limerick City and County Council, HSE, UL Hospitals and An Garda Síochána last_img read more

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Arsenal fans loved Mesut Ozil’s reaction to Gunners overtaking rivals Tottenham

first_img 1/1 by Metro Read More About Connatix V67539 Ozil produced a fine display against Newcastle (Picture: Getty)Speaking after Arsenal’s win, manager Unai Emery said: ‘We were good individually, our players gave us quality and they worked for the team.‘Our supporters at home are very important and we can be stronger together.‘We were improving little by little and our first goal helped us a lot. Mesut Ozil has quality, when he can find the best performance for the team, he is playing like we want with the system and how tactically we want. He is giving us his quality.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesOn captain Ramsey, who is set to leave the Emirates this summer, Emery added: ‘I think Aaron Ramsey is happy, he is helping us and is playing with a very good performance and scoring.‘Each energy from the players is very important for us and he is doing that. We are at the most important moment of the season.‘We are making progess in the table but we know it is difficult, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United are going to win a lot of games.’MORE: Unai Emery reacts to Mesut Ozil winning Man of the Match vs Newcastle Advertisement PLAY Full Screen Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Advertisement Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling That grin from Ozil when the interviewer said now 3rd….above Tottenham 🤣 He knows! #ARSNEW— Danny Ward (@DanW4491) April 1, 2019 More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘You know [laughing]… there’s always competition with them.’Ozil, who was named the man of the match after an impressive display, added: ‘My job is to give everything on the pitch, like I did today.‘I just want to help my team-mates win the game. We played well as a team and now we are third. We are happy with this.’ Video Settings Coming Next Arsenal fans loved Mesut Ozil’s reaction to Gunners overtaking rivals Tottenhamcenter_img Read More Skip Read More Mesut Ozil enjoyed Arsenal overtaking Tottenham (Picture: Sky Sports)Mesut Ozil has delighted Arsenal fans with his telling reaction after the Gunners moved above north London rivals Tottenham in the Premier League table.Goals from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette helped Arsenal beat Newcastle United 2-0 at the Emirates on Monday and climb to third in the table.Tottenham were ten points clear of Unai Emery’s side just over a month ago but now find themselves in a huge battle to finish in the top four.As Ozil was asked about Spurs in his post-match interview, the German international smirked before saying: ‘Our aim is to be in the top four so of course we are happy to be in front of [Tottenham].AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Skip Ad Read More Comment 1 min. story Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Apr 2019 10:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares / SPONSORED Read More Top articles Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE last_img read more

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UPDATE: Found-Police need help finding missing teen

first_imgOriginal Story:The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department has reported a missing juvenile female.  Jenna McConnell, 16, 5’2”, 118, with hazel eyes and red hair was last seen on May 1 at her home in West Harrison.  Anyone with information on Jenna is asked to call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department at 765.647.4138. Brookville, IN—Update:The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department reports that Jenna has been located.  They would like to thank all citizens who provided information to help locate Jenna. last_img read more

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