UL Hospitals group welcome visitors from University of Cape Coast

first_imgAdvertisement TAGSGhanaSchool of Nursing and MidwiferyUCCUL HospitalsUniversity of Cape Cost WhatsApp Facebook UL Hospitals meet waiting list data standards Twitter Fairtrade Fortnight in Limerick receives speech from special guest Print Previous articleGood start to the year for local hospitality sectorNext article11 arrested in paedophile ring investigation Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Pictured with the Da Vinci Xi Dual Console Robot at UHL are (l to r): Suzanne Dunne, Head of Strategy, UL Hospitals Group; Fiona Sampson, CNM3, UHL, Dr Evelyn Asamoah Ampofo, University of Cape Coast (UCC) Ghana, Margaret Gleeson, Chief Director of Nursing & Midwifery, UL Hospitals Group, Dara Walsh, Biomedical Communicator,UL, Christiana Okantey, University of Cape Coast (UCC) Ghana & Maebh Barry, Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, UL.UL Hospitals was delighted to welcome two faculty members from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Cape Coast (UCC) Ghana, to the Group last week.Dr Evelyn Asamoah Ampofo and Christiana Okantey were in Limerick as part of a University of Limerick (UL) collaborative agreement with UCC, Ghana. The visitors expressed a wish to see the Da Vinci Xi Robot at University Hospital Limerick as part of their visit and hear about the Group’s Robotic Surgery programme. In addition University Maternity Hospital Limerick welcomed the visitors to the maternity site, where they met with midwifery and nursing staff there.Welcoming the Ghanaian visitors, Margaret Gleeson, Group Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery said,” We already have strong links with Ghana through Friends of Ghana, which is a partnership between UL Hospitals Group, UL, the charity Ghana Medical Help and the national health service of Ghana. In 2017, our work with Friends of Ghana focused on training primary healthcare staff in basic life-saving skills in the remote Upper West Region. This work will continue in 2018,  and we were therefore delighted to welcome Dr Evelyn Asamoah Ampofo and Christiana Okantey here this week to get some insights into the midwifery and nursing care services in Ghana.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Pictured with the Da Vinci Xi Dual Console Robot at UHL are (l to r): Fiona Sampson, CNM3, UHL, Dr Evelyn Asamoah Ampofo, University of Cape Coast (UCC) Ghana, Christiana Okantey, University of Cape Coast (UCC) Ghana & Maebh Barry, Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, UL.Maebh Barry, Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, UL said, “Our ongoing collaborative programme with UCC in Ghana means we continue to welcome students from the University of Cape Coast to study at the University of Limerick, we have two students here for Spring semester 2018. In addition, following a recent UL faculty exchange to UCC we were delighted to welcome  two faculty members from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Cape Coast, Dr Evelyn Asamoah Ampofo and Christiana Okantey, with the aim of further exploring potential partnership relationships and with curriculum, research and scholarship synergies. We would like to express our sincere thanks to the UL Hospitals  for facilitating the visit to UHL and UMHL this week  where our visitors were  able to see some innovations in healthcare in Ireland. “Friends of Ghana group has been ratified by the Board of UL Hospitals Group and sees the realisation of the Group’s ambition to establish formal links in a developing country.UHL is the first public hospital in Ireland to perform colorectal, kidney and adrenal surgical procedures using the Da Vinci Xi Dual Console Robot.More about health here. center_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsHealthUL Hospitals group welcome visitors from University of Cape CoastBy Staff Reporter – March 6, 2018 1878 Staff at UL Hospitals Run for Ghana Linkedin 2,174 procedures cancelled in Limerick hospitals New advanced nursing posts a first for UL Hospitals Limerick hospital staff help Pieta House save lives last_img read more

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Affordable acreage hits the market north of Brisbane

first_imgThe home at 198 Alexandra Pde, Wamuran. Picture: supplied.If you are searching for peace and quiet, a big shed and plenty of space for the family to spread out, this Wamuran home could be just what you are chasing. Owners Terence and Elaine Smith have loved calling the spacious 4233sq m property at 198 Alexandra Pde, Wamuran home for the past five years. “It’s nice and peaceful up here. I like the outlook and the quietness,” Mrs Smith said. “We spend a lot of time out on the back patio.”The house was built in 2005 by Hallmark Homes and has 276sq m under roof. The kitchen at 198 Alexandra Pde, Wamuran. Picture: supplied. MORE NEWS: Classic beauty shines after epic renovation Mrs Smith said there was more than enough room for a growing family with multiple living areas, four bedrooms plus a study and an acre of land. The open-plan kitchen, living and dining area flows out to the patio and there is a formal dining room, a separate lounge room and a rumpus room. The kitchen has a gas cooktop, electric oven, dishwasher and plenty of bench and cupboard space. The master bedrooms includes an ensuite and a walk-in wardrobe while the remaining three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The family bathroom has a separate bath and shower and there is an internal laundry and a separate toilet. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago There are multiple living spaces at 198 Alexandra Pde, Wamuran. Picture: supplied.There is a large study at the front of the home and the double garage has internal access. The home has high ceilings, airconditioning and tinted windows throughout. The block is elevated and comes with a powered Colorbond shed, established gardens and fruit trees.Mrs Smith said the home was close to the local IGA, not far from an Aldi and in a great neighbourhood.“We’ll miss the peace and quiet the most and we’ll miss the neighbours too. We’ve got such good neighbours,” she said. The property is on the market for $679,000 through Amanda Roberts and Kris Sutcliffe of Wow Real Estate. Buyers hungry for riverfront luxurycenter_img Is property on your Christmas wish list?last_img read more

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