first_imgUniversity Hospital LimerickManagement at University Hospital Limerick are asking the public to consider other treatment options after a high number of patients attended the hospital’s emergency department over the Bank Holiday weekend.According to a statement issued on Monday evening, a hospital spokesman said they had “admitted a lot of seriously ill patients recently, many of who remain in the emergency department, awaiting a bed.“We are asking people to think about all their care and treatment options and keep emergency department services for the patients who need them most.  For example, many patients with limb injuries can go to the Injury Units in Ennis, Nenagh or St John’s Hospital.  These Injury Units are open in Ennis and Nenagh Hospitals from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Sunday and 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday at St. John’s Hospital.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Others with a less serious illness can be treated by their GP or out of hours GP service where their GP can refer them to an Assessment Unit the following day if required.“However, if you are seriously injured or ill or are worried your life is at risk the ED will assess and treat you as a priority,” the statement concluded.Last week, the UL Hospitals Group issued its Winter Preparedness Plan to the Department of Health, saying it includes new proposals to mange the busiest period at University Hospital Limerick’s new €24 million emergency department.This includes prioritising patients aged 75 and over, and reviewing elective procedures on a daily basis.A new 17 bed medical short stay ward, funded through the Department of Health’s Winter funding initiative, is one of the measures designed to address bed capacity needs.The group is also in discussions with the St John’s Hospital management team regarding a re-opening date for 20 beds that have been closed because of fire regulations. A nursing recruitment campaign is underway and the specific date for re-opening will be set depending on the successful recruitment of these staff. Listless Limerick limp out of Munster Hurling Championship Limerick gardai renew appeal for missing Tipperary teen Linkedin Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Planning in for temporary Emergency Department beds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Beyond the neon runes center_img Ennis school children learn how to “Keep Safe” with multi-agency roadshow TAGSDepartment of Healthemergency departmentEnnishospital overcrowdinginjury unitslimericknenaghst johns hospitaltreatment optionsUHLUL Hospitals GroupWinter Preparedness Plan NewsHealthLimerick hospital bosses ask people to consider other optionsBy Editor – October 30, 2017 7299 Previous articleCounty Limerick family aim to be Ireland’s fittestNext articleLimerick migrants singing a belonging song Editor Advertisement Print Email Garda appeal to supporters travelling for Limerick V Clare Munster Championship hurlinglast_img read more

first_imgMini cast members are on the way! Brittany Cartwright, Scheana Shay and more Vanderpump Rules stars have shared their baby bump progress over the course of their pregnancies.The Kentucky native announced in September 2020 that she and her husband, Jax Taylor, have a little one on the way. “Mom and Dad,” she captioned an Instagram slideshow at the time. “The love of our lives is coming soon.”- Advertisement – As for Shay, the “Good As Gold” singer suffered a miscarriage in June 2020 and announced four months later that she is pregnant again.“IT’S ALL HAPPENING APRIL 2021,” the California native captioned an October 2020 Instagram photo of herself and boyfriend Brock Davies holding a positive pregnancy test and a sonogram shot. “We are expecting our rainbow baby. … The most amazing news of my life!”- Advertisement – She and the Michigan native used blue confetti poppers to reveal the sex of their baby boy one week later. Cartwright cradled her baby bump in party pics alongside her fellow pregnant costars, Lala Kent and Stassi Schroeder.The following month, Cartwright stood up for herself after the size of her stomach was criticized. She posted a paragraph about the ranges of 16-week bumps in October 2020, reading, “Believe it or not, some women don’t really show at 16 weeks pregnant, while others have pronounced bumps. The wide variety of baby bumps can be attributed to everything from a woman’s size and shape to whether this is her first pregnancy or her second, third or fourth. Whatever you do, don’t compare your 16 weeks pregnant belly to anyone else’s.”The mom-to-be called the Instagram haters “sad” at the time, wishing them happiness. “I’m going to enjoy my pregnancy no matter what the trolls say,” she wrote.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The Australian personal trainer commented, “We did a thing honey. I’m so happy I have you to balance me out, I love you honey. Congratulations to us.”Keep scrolling to see more Vanderpump Rules stars’ budding bellies, from Kent to Schroeder.last_img read more