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Video series highlights skin cancer danger in Clare

THE UL Hospitals’ Group is supporting an initiative to help Clare people reduce the possibility of contracting skin cancer when the intensity of sunburn producing ultraviolet radiation (UV) is greatest, writes Dan Danaher. The Irish Skin Foundation (ISF), Dr Sinead Field, Consultant Dermatologist at University Hospital Limerick, the HSE’s National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP), and the Healthy Ireland SunSmart campaign have joined forces with the group to launched a series of five video animations. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Ireland, with more than 13,000 cases diagnosed annually. This is twice the number compared to 10 years ago, and is projected to more than double again by 2045. Yet, most skin cancers could be prevented. Dr Field, Consultant Dermatologist, University Hospital Limerick, said traditional health promotion campaigns have had to be reimagined in light of Covid-19 public health restrictions. “Our aim in developing these animations was to bring the SunSmart messaging to life by creating a …

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WATCH: Clare videos mark No Tobacco Day

TWO videos developed between a range of partners in Clare to promote a smoke-free society in the county have been released to mark World No Tobacco Day. The videos, released on May 31, are part of the ‘Not Around Us: Towards a Tobacco and Vape Free Clare’ campaign that is being rolled out across the county. The first video explains the purpose of the campaign, encouraging organisations to sign up to being smoke and vape free. The initiative is being led by Clare County Council’s Healthy Clare team in partnership with a range of stakeholders including the HSE’s Quit Mid-West team, Clare Comhairle na nÓg, Clare Children and Young People’s Services Committee, Clare Youth Services, Clare Sports Partnership, Greener Clare and Healthy Ireland. ‘Not Around Us’ is another step towards a tobacco and vape free Clare and is in response to the Government’s national target for a less than 5 per cent smoking prevalence in Ireland by 2025. The ‘Not …

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Clare patients at risk of dying as waiting lists rocket over Covid

MORE Clare patients are at risk of dying from non Covid-19 illnesses due to the “shocking”  increase in in-patients waiting lists in the region and the cancellation of surgery in acute hospitals, local councillors have claimed, HSE West Forum member, Councillor Cillian Murphy has expressed concern about the unaccounted impact of Covid-19 on health services over the coming years in the wake of the “shocking”  hike in in-patient waiting lists from 4,798 in Jan 2020 to 7,114 in Jan 2021. This includes 2,504 patients waiting for treatment in University Hospital Limerick (UHL); 1,416 in St John’s Hospital, Limerick; 1,721 in Nenagh Hospital; 604 in Ennis Hospital and 869 in Croom Orthopaedic Hospital last January. Out-patients lists also grew dramatically from 47,134 in Jan 2020 to 56,261 during the same period. There were 44,464 out-patients waiting for treatment in UHL last January; 6,904 in Croom Orthopaedic Hospital; 2,011 in Ennis Hospital; 1,288 in Nenagh Hospital and 1,594 in St John’s Hospital. …

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