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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SOUTHCOM Lends Helping Hand through Humanitarian Assistance Programs

first_imgBy U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant/Defense Media Activity October 01, 2018 U.S. Southern Command’s humanitarian assistance program conducts Defense Department-approved activities within its area of responsibility in conjunction with partner nations to alleviate human suffering, disease, hunger and privation, particularly in regions where those needs may pose major challenges to the civilian populace. By leveraging the combined capabilities of U.S. government agencies, partner-nation military and civilian counterparts, and international organizations, the program enables local governments to strengthen regional security and stability. Civil affairs officers play a vital role in SOUTHCOM’s humanitarian assistance program. “We are like the connective tissue between the DoD and interagency partners that are responding to a major catastrophic event,” said U.S. Army Colonel J. Frank Melgarejo Jr., civil affairs planning detachment chief. “We use our specialized skill sets in order to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the response.” While disaster response is a critical part of the humanitarian assistance mission, the hope is it will become less necessary. “The rapid response effort is about a quarter of what we do,” said U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Steve Lewis, a SOUTHCOM civil affairs officer. “The other 75 percent is helping our partner nations prepare.” Close Coordination Preparation efforts have included building emergency operations centers and disaster relief warehouses, along with training emergency responders in partner nations. These projects are done in close coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Aid and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. Between fiscal years 2012 and 2017, they have managed more than 3,000 humanitarian assistance projects within their area of responsibility, which encompasses 31 countries and 16 dependencies and areas of special sovereignty. “One can never underestimate the capability and capacity of the partner nation,” Col. Melgarejo said. “They might not have all of the equipment that we have, but they have the will and the desire to make things better and increase stability and security within their space.”last_img read more

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Brutal Cold, Light Snow Hits Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The blast of frigid air that enveloped Long Island Tuesday morning also came with light snow—a dusting that arrived just as commuters hit the roads. The white stuff is expected to continue to fall throughout the afternoon, but accumulation may not exceed 2 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologists at the NWS’ Upton office predicted between 1-2 inches, with most of the snowfall coming before 5 p.m. There is a chance of snow showers in the forecast until 7 p.m., however. While accumulation may not be significant, it’s the frigid temperature that could turn out to be the biggest nuisance. Forecasters predict a high of 26 degrees Tuesday with wind chill values between 10 and 15 degrees. The brutal chill will hang around all week, meteorologists said. Wednesday could be even colder, with the wind chill making it feel like 5 degrees during the day and below zero in the evening. There is a slight chance of snow showers Wednesday.last_img read more

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John Barnes wishes Premier League glory for Liverpool even after club wins Champions League again

first_imgLiverpool arrives in the United States next week as king of Europe. To win the UEFA Champions League trophy, the Reds were required to prevail over Neymar and Paris St-Germain, Robert Lewandowski and Bayern Munich, Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona and, at last, Harry Kane and Tottenham Hotspur.To have ruled over the England, they basically needed to best one team: Manchester City. They could not, and so they remain Premier League princes. “The Premier League is the one I want,” LFC legend John Barnes told Sporting News. “The best team is the team that wins the league. The Champions League is fantastic, and it’s a great achievement. But we came so close in the league last year, and hopefully we can go one step further.MORE: Liverpool preseason friendlies, transfers, selected Premier League fixtures”Of course, the Champions League is probably the most prestigious trophy. But from the point of view that we had won it in 2005 and, yes, we did it again … If I had to have a choice, I would definitely choose the Premier League and I’m sure the fans would, as well.”This is where Liverpool begins its 2019-20 season. In preparation for its Aug. 9 Premier League opener against Norwich City, the Reds will be in the U.S. for a three-game tour commencing July 19 at 8 p.m. ET against Borussia Dortmund at Notre Dame Stadium, followed by a trip to Fenway Park to play Sevilla at 6 p.m. July 21, and finally to Yankee Stadium to face Sporting Lisbon at 8 p.m. July 24.They also will begin the season still in search of their first Premier League title. LFC has won “the league” before, when it lacked the glamorous label and simply was known as the Football League First Division. There were 18 titles, the last in 1990, with Barnes scoring 22 goals in 34 appearances. That’s still the second-most league trophies of any major England club, even though the drought has endured for 29 years.Last season’s finish was among the most difficult to take because Liverpool’s 97 points would have won every Premier League competition but two: 2018, when Man City rang up 100, and 2019, when City got to 98 and clipped LFC by a point.The most frustrating moment of the season for Liverpool fans might have been when City center back Vincent Kompany ripped a shot from 30 yards out to break a goalless draw against Leicester City in the 71st minute. It was his first and only goal of the year. Had City drawn that game, LFC would have had enough points to win.It was similar to the moment in 2014 when Liverpool needed at least a point at home against Chelsea but surrendered a goal when Steven Gerrard, perhaps the greatest player in club history, slipped while advancing the ball in his own end and lost possession to Demba Ba, who scored the decisive goal.Fans lament incidents and accidents such as these for years. Barnes does not buy it.”Because there’s no one incident that makes you not win the league,” Barnes, who works as a broadcast analyst for Sky Sports, told SN. “Steven Gerrard slipping is not why we didn’t win the league. Vincent Kompany scoring that goal … obviously you can look at like that and say, ‘That is the point that got them to win the league.’ But it’s not, because over 38 games, as football fans what we don’t see is the times we should have lost when we won. What you could say is, really, we shouldn’t have beaten Everton. We shouldn’t have beaten Tottenham.”You do what you deserve in the league.” It is not easy to improve a squad that wins a competition as challenging as the Champions League and that compiles a record of 30 victories, one defeat and seven draws in Premier League play. LFC has not made significant changes to the squad during the transfer window.So how does Liverpool close whatever tiny gap exists with Manchester City? To at last win the Premier League, something even owner John Henry was talking about in the hours before the Champions League final against Tottenham, that somehow must occur. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/3a/53/liverpool-fan-070919-getty-ftrjpg_jwmsz0gb3ylm1injqsi7wi9dt.jpg?t=-653856397&w=500&quality=80 “Well, if we get 99 points and get one more point than them, then we’ll win. We will win the Premier League,” Barnes said. “That’s not going to happen. We lost one game all season. Are we then saying, to close the gap, we can’t afford to lose one game next season? I don’t expect them to get 97 points. We’re not going to lose just one game, in my opinion.”Unfortunately, Manchester City are such a good team that they don’t drop points. We just have to maximize our potential and hope that Manchester City underachieve in terms of their potential. We have no control over that. We have control over what we do, and if we just focus ourselves to get as many points as possible, then we just have to let the chips lay where they fall.”We could get 90 points next year and win the league and, yes, we’ve won the league. But is that more successful than getting 97 points in terms of winning matches and playing well? In many respects, we can’t do any better. We just have to hope that other teams can take points off Manchester City.”last_img read more

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