Hospital manager says opening of new A&E could be delayed to 2012

first_imgNewsx Adverts WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleHarps cleared to draw down €125,000Next articleMan seriously injured in overnight road crash News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Pinterest Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Hospital manager says opening of new A&E could be delayed to 2012center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp The Manager of Letterkenny General Hospital says everything that can be done locally to speed up the completion of the new Emergency Department has been done, and it’s now a matter for national discussions to resolve the issues.Work has been stalled since Mc Namaras, the main contractors, went into liquidation last year. Since then, there have been disputes over the non-payment of sub-contractors, while discussions between the HSE and bondholders over how the work can be completed have not yet completed.Sean Murphy admits that it could be next year before the work is finished………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/smurf530.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – May 27, 2011 Pinterest Facebook Facebooklast_img read more

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Neighbourhood baker fights demolition plans

first_imgBaker Lynda Miles is fighting a planning application which could see her forced to leave the shop she has built up for 17 years.Miles Bakery Shop has been in Unsworth, Bury, since 1993, but its lease is up and North Hold Group in Prestwich has applied for permission to demolish the building and build a retail unit served by 16 parking spaces. Miles said she feared it could become a Tesco store and has won the support of more than 500 customers, who have signed a petition opposing the plan, while another 60 have sent letters to the council.  “It has come as a big shock,” she said. “I didn’t think the landlord could do that to us – it has hit us all very hard. We cannot relocate, because it took us five years to find these premises and it’s not easy to get somewhere that will accommodate all the equipment and ovens.”The shop employs a full-time baker and 10 part-time staff whose jobs would be at risk if the plan went ahead, she said. The bakery supplies Miles’ other bakery in Holcombe Brook, Bury. Miles added that she could not face thinking about a back-up plan. “We’re just going to wait and see – and hope – but it has been nice to get so much local support.”  Bury Council’s planning committee is meeting to discuss the plan in November, said a spokesman.last_img read more

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Russian Ventilator “Literally Explodes” Killing Five COVID-19 Patients

first_imgAn overtaxed ventilator exploded and caught fire at a St Petersburg hospital killing five coronavirus patients in an intensive care unit, according to Russian officials.The blaze was apparently started by a short-circuit in the ventilator and was quickly put out by first responders. One hundred fifty people were evacuated from the hospital and an unknown number of people have been injured,the country’s emergency ministry said.All the patients who died at St George Hospital had been on ventilators.“The ventilators are working to their limits. Preliminary indications are that it was overloaded and caught fire, and that was the cause,” a source at St Petersburg emergencies department told the Interfax news agency.It quotes doctors as saying a short-circuit caused a ventilator “literally to explode” because of the oxygen concentration, and the ward filled with smoke, which suffocated the patients.There have been regular reports of a shortage of ventilators in Russia, verified by President Vladimir Putin himself last month, the BBC’s Sarah Rainsford reports.Although production has increased, many old ventilators, made in the 1990’s, are still in use outside of a Moscow.State investigators have opened a case to determine whether there was criminal negligence – either in the ventilator design and manufacture or in the hospital’s fire precautions.The emergency services dispatched 105 firefighters and 55 vehicles to the hospital, officials said.Russia now has the second-highest number of confirmed infections worldwide after the United States. On Tuesday, it reported another 10,899 infections in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to more than 232,000.The capital, Moscow, is the worst-affected area and has reported more than 5,000 new cases in the past 24 hours.There are reports that some Russian-made ventilators are in use in the United States but they have been inspected for safety.last_img read more

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