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Maternity Hospital’s ‘baby box’ initiative

MID-West parents are to be supplied with “free baby boxes”, in addition to important literature, when they leave the University Maternity Hospital Limerick, it has been announced. The proposal, which is being introduced at no cost to the HSE, is now at a stage where all the necessary groundwork has been carried out and has been  launched  this Friday. Over the last two months, the University Maternity Hospital Limerick, led and co-ordinated by Dr Mendinaro (Naro) Incha, have been working on a project to distribute free baby boxes to the parents of all newborn babies. It is expected to be rolled out in the next few weeks. Among those involved in the project is Dr Emma Kearney of Ennis Family Medical Centre. She has contributed to the initiative by helping to prepare an online information resource, which will be given to all new parents, along with their baby box, before they leave the hospital. This type of project, which was introduced …

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Olympic rower visits Children’s Ark

Staff at The Children’s Ark, University Hospital Limerick were delighted to welcome former colleague and Olympic rowing champion, Sinéad Jennings to the ward earlier this week. Sinéad was invited by Consultant Paediatrician Dr Michael Mahony to drop by and share her experiences in Rio this Summer, where she competed in the lightweight double sculls taking sixth place in the race. During 2013, Sinéad spent six months with the Children’s Ark, UHL as SHO (Senior House Officer) as part of her medical training to become a GP. A Letterkenny native, Sinéad lives in Limerick and is a member of St Michael’s Rowing Club on O’Callaghan Strand in the city.  She moved to Limerick after her marriage to Limerick’s two time Olympic rower Sam Lynch. They have three daughters Clodagh (5), Molly (3) and Hannah (2). Speaking about her SHO training at UHL, the Olympic rower said, “Working as an SHO was much harder than training to be an Olympic rower, but just …

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Two hospitalised following falls

Two people were treated in hospital following separate accidents at the Cliffs of Moher. Emergency services were alerted around 10am yesterday after an Italian visitor suffered a serious leg injury after falling. The Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard and a HSE ambulance and rapid response advanced paramedic unit were sent to the scene and the woman was transferred to hospital for treatment. A short time later, rescue teams were called out to a similar incident involving an Australian woman, who suffered a fall at the popular cliff trail. The woman was taken to safety and transferred to University Hospital Limerick.

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Tourists injured in North Clare crash

Two German tourists were removed to hospital following a two-vehicle collision in North Clare. The men had been travelling along a narrow country road at Toornahooan, a short distance from Doolin, when the accident occurred. Two units of the fire brigade from Ennistymon along with ambulances from Ennistymon and Ennis responded to the incident along with gardaí. Members of the Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard were also requested to assist. The two male occupants of the rental car were injured in the collision while the driver of the second vehicle was unhurt. The injured were taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.

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Jet in medical emergency

A US bound flight turned around over the Atlantic yesterday afternoon and diverted to Shannon Airport after a passenger on board fell ill. United Airlines flight UA-914 was travelling from Paris to Washington and was about 600 kilometres west of the Ireland when the crew declared a medical emergency and sought clearance from air traffic controllers to divert to Shannon. The Boeing 777-200 jet landed at 3.40pm and was met at the terminal by HSE ambulance paramedics. The patient was assessed and stabilised at the scene for being removed to University Hospital Limerick for treatment. Flight 914 continued its journey a shor time later.

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Body recovered from sea in Kilkee

A post morten examination is to be caried out on the body of a young man taken from the sea in Kilkee earlier today. Gardai, who are continuing with their inquires into the death of the man in his 20s, believe it may have been a tragic accident and that the man may have fallen into the water during the night. The alarm was raised at around 8.15am when emergency services received a report of a body in the water not far from the beach.  The Kilkee unit of the Irish Coast Guard was alerted and responded to the scene along with gardaí. Shortly before 9am, the coast guard boat crew recovered the body from the water. The remains have since been taken to University Hospital Limerick where a postmortem examination is to take place.

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Clinical Trials Day at Limerick hospital

Taking part in a cancer clinical trial at University Hospital Limerick was a last option fora Clare woman but one which had allowed her to see her children grow up. This was outlined by Marie to highlight International Clinical Trials Day on Friday and to encourage patients to sign up for suitable trials. Members of the public are invited to UHL this Friday to find out more about cancer trials from staff attached to the Clinical Trials Unit, Cancer Services, at UHL. They will be running an information stand from 11am to 1pm in the main hospital concourse as part of a national campaign co-ordinated by ICORG, which co-ordinates most cancer trials in Ireland. UHL is one of 18 hospital-based cancer trials centres in Ireland and is the only one in the Mid-West region. Supporting the campaign is Munster head coach Anthony Foley, who is a member of the board at the Mid-Western Cancer Foundation. “It is heartening to see …

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Passenger dies on diverted flight

A man in his 60’s died after the flight on which he was travelling made an emergency medical diversion to Shannon Airport yesterday. The man was a passenger on a Royal Jordanian flight which was enroute from Chicago to Amman. The Boeing  jet was about 200 kilometres northwest of Shannon when the crew advised controllers of the medical emergency. HSE ambulance paramedics and a doctor were waiting for the flight when it touched down. The passenger was  pronounced dead shortly afterwards. The man’s body was removed to University Hospital Limerick for a post mortem examination.

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