Zero tolerance

first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Email Cllr Malachy McCreeshCITY West councillor Malachy McCreesh has called on local government Ministers and TDs to enact legislation to deal effectively and finally with low and zero hour contracts. The Sinn Fein representative stated that thousands of workers are caught in a trap, exploited and tethered to contracts which only provide minimal hours and uncertain pay from week to week. “The Government’s Low Pay Commission is ineffective, and the proposed collective bargaining legislation is way off the mark in terms of what is urgently needed to address this problem. This is unacceptable, especially on the part of the Labour Party,” said Cllr McCreesh, speaking in support of workers at Dunnes Stores. Twitter Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Previous articleExtended Proposals to EVA 2016Next articleRugby – Shannon’s Fitzgerald returns to face Wales Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsZero toleranceBy Alan Jacques – June 14, 2015 584 TAGSCllr Malachy McCreeshDunnes StoreslimerickSinn Feinzero hour contracts Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Coronavirus patients in isolation in University Hospital Limerick

first_img Previous articleEmma drops title track of her second albumNext articleCouncil strategy to bring new life to city centre Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Print Designed by FreepikUL Hospitals Group and HSE MidWest Community Healthcare has confirmed they are working closely with public health colleagues in tracing contacts of four confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus).In a statement issued to the press, a spokesperson said the patients were “currently isolated in hospital and receiving appropriate care”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The cases were confirmed on March 4, and public health are now working rapidly to identify any contacts this small cluster may have had in the days prior to this positive result, this work will be completed as quickly as possible.“Public health colleagues are in the process of informing the relevant contacts and advising on any relevant follow-up actions that may be necessary to protect their own health, that of their families and the community at large.“The contacts include patients who attended Zone A (minors) of the Emergency Department in UHL between the hours of 10am and 2pm on Wednesday last, February 26 and they are being contacted directly.“Patients in any other area of the Emergency Department or the wider hospital are not considered to be contacts,” the statement reads.Patients who attended a small number of other health services are also being contacted by public health in line with procedure.Emergency Department operating as normalThe Emergency Department at University Hospital Limerick is operating as normal today, Friday, March 6. The University Hospital Limerick (UHL) Emergency Department was “put off call” for a three-hour period on Wednesday night.“We can confirm that the Emergency Department was put off call for a three-hour period on Wednesday night to facilitate a precautionary deep clean of affected areas,” the spokesperson said, adding, “Patients arriving by ambulance were diverted to Galway University Hospitals during this interval in line with established national protocols.”Staff who were in close contact with one of the confirmed cases have been advised not to report for duty and to follow the guidance of public health and occupational health colleagues.Staff at UL Hospitals Group and in HSE Community Healthcare have been preparing for positive cases of COVID-19 for a number of weeks now and are closely following the plans established by the HSE and the Department of Health and in line with the WHO and ECDC guidance.We remain in the containment phase in relation to COVID -19 and as long as this remains the case, it is important that members of the public follow the most up-to-date advice from the HSE.General advice and information on COVID-19  for members of the public is available on www.hse.ie\coronavirus  and the vast majority of people in the MidWest can access all the relevant information here. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days WhatsApp “There is extreme overcrowding in UHL this morning” – UHL Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions center_img Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Email Advertisement NewsHealthCoronavirus patients in isolation in University Hospital LimerickBy Staff Reporter – March 6, 2020 946 Annie Lynch is the first person to receive the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Ireland Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Facebook TAGSCoronavirushealthLimerick City and CountyUHL last_img read more