15 people waiting for a bed at LUH

first_imgThere were 15 people waiting for a bed at Letterkenny University Hospital this morning according to the INMO.13 people were waiting on trolleys in its Emergency Department while a further 2 were waiting on wards.Cork University Hospital was the most overcrowded with 41 people waiting there.Overall, there 300 people in total waiting at hospitals across the country today. 15 people waiting for a bed at LUH News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – November 17, 2017 Pinterest Google+center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Previous articleFinn Harps face Athlone Town in U15 National League Semi-Final tomorrowNext articleClarity sought surrounding insurance pay outs to flood-hit organisations News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

40 years of Emergency Care; Emergency Services PA Treats More than 70,000 Emergencies a…

first_imgToday, the group employs 18 full-time physicians on a staff of 44, which includes physician assistants and registered nurses. If you re a doctor and just looking to make money, you won t be happy here, Davidson said. And honestly, they usually bypass us. Today, Emergency Services treats more than 70,000 emergencies a year at Wesley and is celebrating its 40th anniversary — and four decades of a continuous contract with the hospital. By 1969, roughly 26,000 patients annually received unscheduled and immediate care at Wesley. WICHITA, Kan. — When Emergency Services PA was founded in 1967, a handful of doctors was trying to meet the demands of a rapidly growing population of patients seeking emergency medical care at Wesley Medical Center. But Davidson said the payoff is that physicians get to direct their own practice — the hours they work, the shifts they take, and how long they will allow one another to work so they don t burn out. The group does its own billing for patients. In emergency medicine, where a large percentage of patients are uninsured, that does not translate into huge profits. The first university emergency medicine residency program was not established until 1970. Emergency medicine wasn t recognized as a specialty until the mid- 70s, according to the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Wesley Medical Center executives said they have relied on Emergency Services to cover its central emergency department — and now out west — for so long because the group has consistently delivered high-quality care. In 1973, Emergency Services hired its first full-time emergency physician, essentially launching the concept of emergency medicine as a specialty in Wichita, Martin said.center_img For example, Davidson said, the group has implemented a sabbatical program where every five years, a physician gets eight weeks off with pay. The group is doing something right in a field known for its high stress and turnover rates. Emergency Services has maintained a relationship with Wesley for 40 years and at least three of its doctors have been with the group more than 20 years. In 1967, all the hospital emergency departments were staffed basically by interns, said administrator Nancy Martin. She started working for the group in the 1970s as a part-time accounting clerk and is now one of three corporate partners. Our group is really unique, said physician Randy Davidson, who has worked there since 1981. If you look at other groups in town, they ve changed hands so many times, turned over so much. The reason we haven t is because we want to make it enjoyable… and reduce stress as much as possible. They have developed and matured over a 40-year time period, and we function very closely together, said Wesley chief operating officer Sam Serrill. Continuity is really important. There were a number of community physicians who thought that was inadequate, she said. They kind of voluntarily came together and started working part time at Wesley. They felt they were providing a higher level of care. The concept of emergency medicine as a specialty is relatively new. We all make excellent income … but we stretch ours out for the long haul. We really try to promote growth in our group both outside the profession and inside. Reach Andi Atwater at 316-268-6642 or [email protected]last_img read more

Alab Pilipinas holds off Thailand’s Mono Vampire

first_imgSan Miguel-Alab Pilipinas’ Renaldo Balkman attacks the defense of a Mono Vampires player. ABS-CBN SPORTS MANILA – San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas renewed its mastery of Mono Vampire of Thailand after a 110-100 overtime win in the 2018-2019 ASEAN Basketball League on Sunday night at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Laguna.Puerto Rican reinforcement Renaldo Balkman led the way with 38 points for the defending champions Alab Pilipinas, which has tallied its second consecutive win to improve to 8-2 win-loss slate.This was the first meeting between the two teams since their epic five-game championship series a year ago that was won by Alab Pilipinas behind the heroics of Balkman and Justin Brownlee.The Vampire seemed to have not yet moved on from the championship defeat as it pounded on the Alab Pilipinas early on to build its largest lead of the match at 13 points in the third period. Alab, however, leaned on Balkman’s dominance inside and Bobby Ray Parks Jr.’s outside sniping to cut into the deficit at the end of three quarters before forcing overtime in the tightly-contested fourth quarter.In the extension period, Balkman conspired with Ethan Alvano and Caelan Tiongson in a huge 12-7 scoring run for a 102-96 lead. It grew further to double figures after a conversion by Parks.After playing consecutive matches in the first two weeks of the 2019, the Jimmy Alapag-mentored Alab Pilipinas will have a week-long break before playing host to Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions./PNlast_img read more

Aprilia SR Max 300 launched in Malaysia

first_imgNaza Premira introduces new Aprilia SR Max 300 maxi scooter for the Malaysian market with a special introductory price of RM28,800. Official Malaysian distributor of Aprilia bikes Naza Premira marked the arrival of its latest offering last night in the form of the all-new Aprilia SR Max 300 maxi scooter model.Present to introduce the bike to the local press alongside Naza Premira’s top brass was Piaggio Asia Pacific area sales manager Neri Miclaus. Also present was Naza Two Wheels Division vice president Juan Chow Wee.As expected of the Aprilia brand, the new SR Max 300 maxi scooter boast plenty of style and presence, accompanied with an equally high amount of power. The maxi scooter was engineered to possess all-round agility and versatility for both urban and long-distance riding as well.The Aprilia SR Max 300 is built using a double cradle trellis chassis design made using high strength tubular steel. Power comes from a liquid-cooled 278cc four-stroke and four-valve single-cylinder mill primed with electronic fuel injection that develops 22hp @ 7,250rpm and peak torque of 23Nm @ 6,000rpm.All power is sent to the rear wheel using a twist-and-go CVT automatic transmission unit. The SR Max 300 features a large 15.5-litre fuel tank (including a 2.8-litre reserve), as well as all-round disc brakes measuring 260mm up fornt and 240mm in the rear. All in all, the Aprilia SR Max 300 tips the scale lightly at 161kg, whilst its seat height stands at 815mm.Available for viewing and purchase via authorised dealers nationwide, the new Aprilia SR Max 300 maxi scooter will be offered at special introductory basic selling price of RM28,800 for the first 50 buyers (6% GST inclusive). The maxi scooter will carry a regular basic selling price of RM31,800 (6% GST inclusive), and both prices includes a two-year or 20,000km manufacturer warranty as well.Check out the gallery below to see more of the all-new Aprilia SR Max 300 maxi scooter.Aprilia SR Max 300 launch @ Las Vacas, KL–Ads–last_img read more

12th African Games: Nigeria, Algeria Win Gold In Table Tennis Doubles

first_imgRelated The dominance of Egypt in the table tennis event at the ongoing 12th African Games was halted on Monday, August 26 after Nigeria and Algeria claimed gold medals in the women and men doubles event.The rivalry between Nigeria and Egypt came to fore in the semifinal of the women’s doubles at the 12th African Games with the West African team halting the dominance of their North African counterpart.Having ruled the team and mixed doubles events, the Egyptians were stopped from making a clean sweep of gold medals in the doubles event after they were beaten in the semifinal of the women’s doubles by Nigeria.Nigerian pair of Edem Offiong and Cecilia Akpan stopped Egypt’s Dina Meshref and Yousra Helmy from berthing in the final with a 3-2 (12-10, 11-9, 7-11, 7-11, 11-8) win to set up an all Nigerian affair in the final.A comeback from Olufunke Oshonaike and Fatimo Bello against Algeria’s Lynda Loghraibi and Katia Kessaci in the second semifinal was all Nigeria needed to make it to the final.Oshonaike and Bello had to recover from 1-7 in the fourth game as they were down 2-1 (9-11, 11-8, 6-11) in major, but they held their nerve to win 10 points and ended the game 11-9 to put the match at par. In the deciding match, the Nigerian ladies led from start to finish to win 11-5 an set up an all Nigerian affair in the final.In the final, involving the duo of Offiong and Akpan against the pair of Oshonaike and Bello, it was Offiong and Akpan that claimed the title they surrendered to Egypt in 2015 with a 3-2 (11-7, 11-6, 7-11, 2-11, 13-11).In the men’s doubles final involving Egypt’s Mohamed El-Beiali and Ahmed Saleh against Algeria’s Sami Kherouf and Sofiane Boudjadja, it was the Algeria that made history to win their first-ever gold medal at the African Games.Kherouf and Boudjadja defeated Saleh and El-Beiali 3-2 (11-13, 7-11, 11-2, 6-11, 8-11) to win the first event gold medal at the African Games.An elated Kherouf said: ” It was an unbelievable thing to happen in Algeria because we have never won gold medal in table tennis of the African Games. It was a good feeling and pleasure for us to become the first set of players to achieve this feat.”For Sofiane Boudjadja who marked her return to the game with a gold medal after over a year out, the victory would surely raise the profile of the game in Algeria.“I am so excited especially having been out of the game for over a year and this competition is my return to sport. I am so happy that we are achieving this feat for our country and this means more money for the sport in Algeria and many kids would be inspired to play the game. I am so happy and I believe the whole country will celebrate this feat at home,” he added.last_img read more