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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Dasia Pressley leads SU after hernia surgery

first_img Published on February 17, 2020 at 12:54 am Contact Gaurav: [email protected] In the waiting room of The Vincera Institute, Dasia Pressley didn’t understand what her stomach pain meant. It was a July 2018 morning, and Pressley — then a rising junior at Syracuse — waited with her parents, Darren and Denay, for Dr. William Meyers’ diagnosis. A groin injury had bothered her for three years, but she continued running anyway.Nine o’clock turned into 10, 10 into 11. Soon, it was 4 p.m., and Meyers, a renowned Philadelphia-based surgeon specializing in core injuries, entered and diagnosed Pressley with a sports hernia. It required surgery, something Pressley had never undergone.“I didn’t think much of it,” Pressley said, “but as he kept talking and he talked about the surgery and like, how sore you’re going to be, how much therapy is going to be, I started to get a little bit more nervous.”The next morning, Pressley returned at 6 a.m. and had the surgery. Then, she started therapy at the same specialty medical center the following morning. Day-by-day, week-by-week, she slowly re-learned simple movements like standing and walking. She returned and broke the Syracuse record twice in two weeks with her 4×100 relay team. And as Pressley enters her senior season at Syracuse looking to set a new personal record in the 60- and 200-meter events — while also anchoring the 4×100 relay — the nagging injuries are afterthoughts.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“She did an awesome job of getting right back up to a high level,” associate head coach Dave Hegland said. “So now, coming into this year, she’s been healthy, she’s trained well.”She did an awesome job of getting right back up to a high level. So now coming into this year, she’s been healthy, she’s trained well.- Associate head coach Dave HeglandAt a Syracuse meet in Florida during the 2018 season, Pressley ran the 4×100 with her groin injury, something she’d done for nearly two years. Usually, it wouldn’t hurt after the race. But this time, something was different: She couldn’t walk, couldn’t stand, and the pain in her stomach was the worst it had ever been.“I was hunching over, and that has never happened before,” Pressley said. “I could barely practice that week before regionals it just started getting too much.”That prompted the initial visit to Meyers and briefly halted a running career that began in seventh grade after she outgrew her summer camp. Darren and Denay wanted Pressley to find an activity that distanced herself from her two older sisters. Pressley and her friends chose track just for fun, but it soon blossomed into first-place finishes. Pressley never lost a race in middle school and set the Pennsylvania state outdoor 200-meter record as a junior at Pennsbury High School that still stands.Since she arrived at Syracuse, however, Pressley’s only had a handful of first-place finishes. And part of that was because the injury continued to follow her after that Florida meet. The first time Pressley and her 4×100 team ran together, it was the 2019 Atlantic Coast Conference outdoor championship and Eunice Boateng, Alexis Crosby and Cheyenne Trigg were all hurt. But Hegland approached the girls and said they’d still be running, Pressley said.Roshan Fernandez | Asst. Digital EditorPressley, Kadejhia Sellers, Justice Richardson and Eunice Boateng were the original group that ran the 4×100 meter race in previous seasons but hadn’t raced together yet that season. The new relay finished sixth, with a school record of 45.17 seconds. A potential place in the NCAA regional tournament wasn’t guaranteed, and the girls thought even their school record wasn’t enough to advance, said Pressley.“I crossed the line and didn’t even know we broke the record, and the other girls ran up to me and were like, ‘We broke the record!’” Pressley said. “And I was like, I’m still trying to catch my breath.”At the end of the day, Pressley’s relay was informed that it had done enough to make it to regionals, earning the final spot of 24 qualified teams. The team ran with the chance.Two weeks after the ACCs, it bested the previous record by almost a full second, with a time of 44.36 seconds. Even with a new school record for the second time in two weeks, the Orange missed out on nationals by four-tenths of a second.That was the first year at Syracuse for Pressley not hindered by injuries. Her first two hinted at her potential, but it wasn’t until those postseason tournaments that she finally reached that point. And now, she’s running free of physical restraints.“She has fallen up just short on a couple occasions, just like hundredths of a second, thousandths of a second, real near misses,” Hegland said. “And I know she doesn’t want to have that experience again.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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