first_imgTwitter WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsO’Dea appalled by waiting list at Limerick hospitalsBy Alan Jacques – January 23, 2018 1244 Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’DeaLIMERICK Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has described as “scandalous” the latest outpatient waiting list figures at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) which shows an increase of more than 3000 in the number of patients waiting more that 12 months for an appointment.He said it was “critical” that Health Minister Simon Harris publishes the bed capacity review as soon as possible and brings forward a costed plan for its swift implementation.“To have 30,513 people on the waiting list and 8,686 waiting over a year for an outpatient consultation for University Hospital Limerick is just scandalous. This is an increase of over 3,000 year on year – up from 5,521 waiting over a year in December 2016 at UHL”, Deputy O’Dea explained.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Overall, he said, more than 500,000 are now waiting for an outpatient consultation across the country and 40,957 in the University of Limerick Hospital group, which includes St John’s and Croom Orthopaedic Hospitals.“During his time as Health Minister Leo Varadkar promised that by the end of June 2015 no one would wait longer than 18 months on a list. However, at the end of December 2017, 4139 people were facing waits of more than 18 months in University Hospital Limerick.“Minister Harris has clearly taken his eye off the ball as he attempts, and fails, to grapple with Emergency Department trolley crisis. Sadly the chaos we have seen in our Emergency Departments in 2017 means that we are likely to see a further increase in 2018.“We can’t continue with waiting times like these in University Hospital Limerick or anywhere in this country,” he Alan [email protected] Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Email Print TAGSFianna FáilHealth Minister Simon HarrislimerickUniversity Hospital Limerick (UHL)Willie O’Dea TD Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Previous articleLIT rewards 57 Limerick sports starsNext articleLimerick GAA stalwarts drive enthusiasm for Bus Éireann competition Alan Jacques Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

first_imgCredit unions have just one more week to complete and submit their official comment letters on NCUA’s current risk-based capital proposal, and NAFCU’s regulatory advocacy team is encouraging members to give NCUA their input.Comments are due to NCUA April 27.“We continue to have problems with this proposed rule, specifically for its impact on the industry as well as individual credit unions, for the way it splits the industry in setting the definition of ‘complex’ and for its attempt to set a two-tier ratio that we still think lacks statutory authorization,” said Alicia Nealon, NAFCU’s director of regulatory affairs.Nealon pointed out that the maelstrom of comments and concerns aired in connection with the first RBC proposal yielded some small, but real, concessions on NCUA’s part. “This isn’t the time to stop weighing in,” Nealon said. “What credit unions can say and demonstrate to the agency now can make a difference.”NAFCU is using its members’ input for its own official comment as it works to ensure its stance reflects the best interests’ of its members. Members can use the set of talking points (login required) posted on NAFCU’s website in drafting their own letters. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgLOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook When Tontowi Ahmad decided to retire last month, the Indonesian mixed doubles badminton squad lost one of its most influential players. At the age of 32 Tontowi followed in the footsteps of partner Liliyana Natsir, who retired from badminton in early 2019 after a 15-year career.The Tontowi-Liliyana duo had been the top mixed-doubles pair in the squad, clinching a gold medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and winning numerous international titles such as the 2017 World Championship in Scotland.With both now retired, hopes are now pinned on Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti who won the All England mixed doubles title in March — the last big badminton tournament before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to suspend all competitions.Praveen said the key to the All England victory was their performance in the quarterfinals when they man… Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? Topics : Google Linkedin #badminton badminton #Indonesia Indonesia mixed-doubles Praveen-Melati #Praveen-Melatilast_img read more