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New Vaccine Booster Clinics for 60-69 year-olds

  UL Hospitals’ Group vaccinators will open Walk-In Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics for 60-69-year-olds this weekend. The group will continue to run separate walk-in clinics for anyone in the Mid-West who has not yet received their primary Dose One or Dose Two vaccines.   The Walk-in Covid-19 Vaccine Booster clinics for 60-69s will be held at the Mid-West Covid-19 Vaccination Centre in Limerick Racecourse this Sunday, November 28 from 8.15am to 6pm. They will continue on Monday at the former OPD at Ennis Hospital from 8.30am to 6pm, and the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh from 8.30am to 6pm. There is no appointment for these Walk-In Booster Vaccine Clinics, which will deliver a single booster dose of the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. These clinics are for 60-69 year-olds only – no other age groups are permitted. Five months or 152 days should have elapsed since a person received their Dose 2 vaccine before attending for a booster. As with other …

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Walk-In Clinics for Covid-19 vaccines this weekend

    UL HOSPITALS’ Group vaccination teams will be holding scheduled walk-in vaccinations clinics this weekend for people aged 12 years and older who have not yet received a first or second vaccine dose. The group has revealed the total number of Covid-19 vaccines delivered under the vaccination programme has now exceeded 400,000. These walk-in clinics are strictly for Dose 1 and Dose 2 vaccines, and should not be attended by anyone seeking a third vaccine dose. Walk-in clinics administering Pfizer Dose 1 and 2 will be held at the Mid-West Covid-19 Vaccination Centres in Limerick on Saturday and Sunday, and Nenagh on Sunday. There will be no walk-in clinics in Ennis this weekend, due to that centre’s temporary relocation from the West County Hotel to the grounds of Ennis Hospital. Clinics will be held in Limerick Racecourse for Pfizer Dose 1 and 2 on Saturday between 4 and 7pm and Sunday from 3 to 6pm. People can also receive …

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HSE suspends walk-in Covid-19 testing but continues booking system

  THE HSE has suspended walk-in testing for Clare people presenting with Covid-19 symptoms due to a dramatic surge in demand. More than 5,900 tests were completed in Ennis in the last two weeks of October, and this has continued into this week with a further 1,500 tests conducted between Monday and Wednesday. This trend is reflected throughout the Mid West Region, where more than 43,000 tests were conducted last month. The huge increase in demand means that walk-in testing cannot be accommodated at this time, and tests are only available by booking in advance. In fact, the HSE Mid West Community Healthcare, which operates Covid-19 Test Centres across the region, including in Ennis, is now conducting more tests than at any other stage since the onset of the pandemic. The Ennis Covid-19 Test Centre is located at Block 1 Ballymaley Business Park, Ennis. People attending Test Centres will be required to verify their pre-booked appointments upon arrival, and it …

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Ennis MAU expansion will take heat off UHL

A FURTHER expansion of the Medical Assessment Unit (MAU) in Ennis Hospital is underway with a staff recruitment process ongoing, writes Jessica Quinn. A non-consultant hospital doctor, clerical staff member, and additional members of staff in cardiology services are in situ, while three additional nursing staff are scheduled to take up their posts within the next fortnight. Additional resources in allied health, general support and radiology are also at various stages of an ongoing recruitment process, the HSE confirmed in a response to representations made on the matter by Clare Independent TD Michael McNamara. “The first phase of the expansion was effected in December 2020 with four additional slots being provided from Monday to Friday,” said Deputy McNamara. “Once the personnel that are currently being recruited are in place, the HSE says it will be in a position to increase the number of weekly slots in the MAU by a further 32 between Monday and Friday and 20 at weekends …

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New Raheen Hospital unit to open next year

STATE-OF-THE ART new facilities are to come on stream at Raheen Community Hospital by the middle of next year, according to Clare’s Independent TD. Scariff’s Deputy Michael McNamara told The Champion he has received confirmation from the Health Service Executive (HSE) that the proposed new build ward extension at the Tuamgraney facility will be fully operational during the second quarter of 2022. “The first phase of the works commenced in March and involved the relocation of the existing plant and boiler house which was sited on the footprint of the new build,” he said. “The HSE has informed me that these works have been completed and that work on the 420m2 extension to the new build is underway.” The additional unit will involve a number of new long-stay facilities. “The project includes the provision of seven long-stay replacement beds as part of an extension which will reduce the density of beds in the long stay wards and address deficiencies identified …

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Launch of new Mid-West Palliative Care Strategy

HEALTHCARE agencies across the Mid-West have come together to develop a new five-year strategy for Palliative Care in Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary.  The Mid-West Palliative Care Strategy (2021-2025), which was launched this week in an event at Milford Care Centre, sets out a vision to bring additions to the high quality services already available in the region. The strategy has been jointly developed by Milford Care Centre, HSE Mid West Community Healthcare and UL Hospitals Group and seeks to further develop a partnership approach among each of these key healthcare partners. Its focus is “all services in the Mid West working together to care for persons with life limiting conditions.”  In practice, it will function as the roadmap on which initiatives over the coming years will be developed and implemented by the HSE and Milford Care Centre, with the support of other key agencies and voluntary partners across the Mid West. It sets out a vision for the next four years that …

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HSE Hosts More Weekend Walk-In Vaccination Clinics

  UNVACCINATED Clare people can get a Covid-19 vaccine in another series of scheduled walk-in vaccination clinis in the Mid-West over the coming days.   Clinics for Pfizer/BioNtech Dose 1 and 2, and second doses only of Moderna, have been scheduled across the centres this weekend. They the Abbey Court, Nenagh from 3 to 6pm on Friday, September for Moderna Dose 2 and the Limerick Racecourse from 4 to 7pm. Pfizer Dose 1 and 2 is available in the Limerick Racecourse from 4 to 7pm; and Treacy’s West County, Ennis from 4 to 7pm.. On Saturday, Pfizer Dose 1 and 2 will be available in the Limerick Racecourse from 8.30 am to 5.30pm, the Abbey Court Nenagh 8.30 a, to 5pm, Treacy’s West County 8.30a, to 5pm. On Sunday, Pfizer Dose 1 and 2 will be available in the Limerick Racecourse 8.30 am to 5pm, Abbey Court Nenagh from 8.30am to 5pm and Treacy’s West County Ennis from 8.30am to …

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Do Not Consume Notice issued for Cappa Rossmanagher Group Water Scheme

THE HSE and Clare County Council have this evening issued a Do Not Consume Notice for members of the Cappa Rossmanagher Group Water Scheme until further notice. Water tankers will be made available adjacent to the Railway Station, Sixmilebridge, and Crowe’s Shop, Minister’s Cross. It is advised to boil water obtained from tankers at 2 locations before consumption. A statement from Clare County Council advises that, “due to discolouration of the water caused by increased Manganese, Health Service Executive (Mid West Area) have issued a Do Not Consume Notice with immediate effect.” The statement goes on to advise “this is not a Boil Water Notice. All consumers affected by this notice must not drink their water.” Under a Do Not Consume notice, water must not be used for drinking, preparing drinks made with water, preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating, brushing of teeth and/or gargling, making of ice. Mains water may be used …

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