Children’s Ark playground in University Hospital Limerick receives a donation

first_imgManagement at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed Dr Siobhan Gallagher, Consultant Paediatrician, UL Hospitals Group, second from left, receives a donation from Helen Cunneen, Children’s Ark Development Group, for the refurbishment of the outdoor play area at the Children’s Ark, University Hospital Limerick. Also pictured are Margaret Gleeson, Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery, UL Hospitals Group; Beryl Carswell and Avril Condell, Children’s Ark Development Group/Children in Hospital Ireland Limerick branch; and Dr Gerry Burke, Clinical Director, Maternal and Child Health Directorate, UL Hospitals Group.The Children’s Ark in University Hospital Limerick has received a donation courtesy of Helen Cunneen of Children’s Ark Development group for the refurbishment of the outdoor play area.The donation was accepted by Dr. Siobhan Gallaher Consultant Paediatrician for UL Hospitals Group. Also present were Margaret Gleeson, Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery, UL Hospitals Group; Beryl Carswell and Avril Condell, Children’s Ark Development Group/Children in Hospital Ireland Limerick branch and Dr Gerry Burke, Clinical Director, Maternal and Child Health Directorate, UL Hospitals Group.The project includes a variety of play-based, activity equipment; specialised fitness equipment for patients with cystic fibrosis; multi-sensory play panels and a partially covered all weather play area. The courtyard’s design will provide a safe environment for all paediatric patients and a holistic space for parents and carers to relax in. It is anticipated that the project will be completed by summer 2018.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up More about health here. Print Facebook 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL University Hospital Limerick Christmas Gift appeal for children in Direct Provision WhatsApp Linkedin Email Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days center_img TAGSChildren’s ArkdonationHelen Cunnennuniversity hospital limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsHealthChildren’s Ark playground in University Hospital Limerick receives a donationBy Staff Reporter – March 12, 2018 2267 Advertisement 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Previous articleCompetition winnerNext articleTwo sets of friends from Limerick are finalists in friendship competition Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group last_img read more

NBA: Karl-Anthony Towns’ mother dies of coronavirus complications

first_imgThe mother of Minnesota Timberwolves centre Karl-Anthony Towns has died of complications from the coronavirus.Last month, Towns posted a video on social media urging people to take the virus seriously after his mother, Jacqueline, was put into a medically-induced coma.She died on Monday, more than a month after contracting the coronavirus, aged 58.Her family said it was “heartbroken” by her “untimely passing”.“Jackie was many things to many people – a wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend,” said the family.“The matriarch of the Towns family, she was an incredible source of strength; a fiery, caring, and extremely loving person, who touched everyone she met. “Her passion was palpable and her energy will never be replaced.”The Timberwolves said: “In the four-plus years we were fortunate to know Jackie, she became part of our family.“As Karl’s number one fan, Jackie provided constant and positive energy for him and was beloved by our entire organisation.”last_img read more

Pellegrini: Džeko is Important to Us

first_imgManchester – The manager of Manchester City Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Edin Džeko’s stay in the club and said that he is very important for the team.Džeko allegedly should have left but he remains because he scored numerous goals – according to B92.“Džeko is a very important player for us. He played a great season from the beginning to the end. We expect a lot from him in the future.” – said Pellegrini.The two sides are currently negotiating about a new contract for the best shooter in the history of B&H.Manchester City already extended contracts with two players who have been at Etihad for a couple of years already, Aleksandar Kolarov and Samir Nasri.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

England Golf announce three-year partnership with Sky Sports

first_img England Golf has announced a three-year partnership with Sky Sports to promote the Get Into Golf initiative across the UK, with the aim of bringing 500,000 new or lapsed golfers into the sport by the end of 2018. Get Into Golf is a national campaign supported by the Home Unions of England, Scotland and Wales, The European Tour, The Ladies European Tour, The PGA, The Golf Foundation and The R&A. The announcement comes as golf is set to get a huge boost from Danny Willett’s dramatic win in the Masters. He’s only the second Englishman to win the title and the first for 20 years – and his victory is predicted to inspire new generations of golfers. England Golf is committed to increasing the number of people that play golf; www.getintogolf.org inspires people to take up and play more golf by providing a local activity finder for taster sessions, beginner and improver courses, plus a wealth of information about the game. Nick Pink, CEO of England Golf, commented on the announcement: “Working alongside Sky Sports as part of our marketing strategy for Get Into Golf is a great opportunity for the sport, their support will be invaluable in inspiring new golfers and spreading the message that golf is a game for all.” He added: “We are aware, like many other sports, golf faces challenges around declining participation. Get Into Golf is a call to action and working with Sky across their channels and digital outlets, as well as the wider golfing community puts us in a strong position to change perceptions, ensuring a bright future for golf” Jason Wessely, Head of Golf at Sky Sports, said: “Our partnership with Get Into Golf illustrates our desire to help get more people to the range and out on the course. This partnership comes at a great time after the amazing and inspiring success of home grown talent at The Masters. We hope to inspire players and fans further around the BMW PGA Championship, The Open, The Ryder Cup and The British Masters.” Get Into Golf is supported by Sport England National Lottery funding and activity is delivered by over 760 local clubs and PGA professionals. In 2015 www.getintogolf.org had over 800,000 visits and has already seen an increase in regular participation and has impacted club membership numbers. 12 Apr 2016 England Golf announce three-year partnership with Sky Sports last_img read more