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The Government’s controversial national recruitment embargo should be lifted to ensure staffing shortages don’t undermine new Health Service Executive recommendations concerning acute psychiatric care at Ennis hospital, which were drafted following the tragic death of a patient.
The call was made by Psychiatric Nurses’ Association (PNA) representative, Denis Meehan, who believes Health Minister James Reilly should apply some common sense and flexibility to ensure staff continue adopting best practice in treating patients at the Acute Psychiatric Unit at Ennis hospital.
A jury sitting at an inquest into the death of 60-year-old Shannon man, Kevin Manifold, last week found he died at the acute unit of the Mid-Western Regional Hospital Ennis due to self-inflicted asphyxiation and attached eight recommendations made by the HSE to its verdict.
(Source: The Clare Champion)
It was the record drugs haul that had the drama, twists, characters and stunning setting usually only seen in a fictional Hollywood blockbusters.`
But now plans are underway to bring a film crew to remote Dunlough Bay in Co. Cork to make a movie based on the foiled €440m cocaine smuggling plot.
Cork-born film-maker Colin Carroll has just completed a screenplay based on the infamous 2007 drugs bust, which he says will cost €5m to make.
Mr. Carroll, who also has two films showing at the Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival in west Cork later this month, said he spent four years writing the script, having become inspired after watching events of the subsequent trial unfolding in court.
The family of a Derry woman who died after her x-rays were not followed up at Altnagelvin Hospital have said they have been “failed” by the Western Trust.
Betty Fleming died from cancer in September 2011 after experiencing a seven month delay in reporting an x-ray that was taken in the hospital in January 2010.
Mrs Fleming was the mother of two former mayors of Derry, Paul and Lynn Fleming, and the family is regarded as one of the most prominent republican families in the city.
The family said they decided to speak out after the publication of a report from the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) which found that the health of patients was affected when thousands of x-rays went unreported at Altnagelvin and Craigavon hospitals.
(Source: Derry Journal)
There were fears at the weekend that a man injured in a punishment-style shooting near St. Johnston last Tuesday night could lose a limb. The 39-year-old was shot four times in the attack which took place at a house in the townland of Legnatraw, about 4km from the village. Two armed and masked men entered the house and shot the man in the legs and upper arms. He was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital where his injuries were described as not life threatening. He was later transferred to hospital in Dublin.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
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