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The “woefully outdated” buildings at Antrim Health Centre have become “a health and safety nightmare” and are no longer fit for purpose, a concerned GP has warned.
Dr. Allen McCullough has long campaigned for fresh funding for the town's “Cinderella service,” but while millions are poured into the Area Hospital the Health Centre has to make do with a trickle.
The complex is now 40 years old – and it does not look good for its age – and while remedial repairs are being carried out to the aging flat roofs, medics agree that the Trust is applying a sticking plaster to a gaping wound.
And with mounting concerns about limited disabled access, of water streaming down walls and the inevitable impact on the standard of care, Dr. McCullough has prescribed an urgent injection of cash for a new building.
[Source: Antrim Guardian]
The remarkable recovery of young Zoe Fearon from Camlough has taken a further step forward after she was transferred to Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry, to continue her recuperation.
Last month nine-year-old Zoe fell seriously ill and had been treated in the Intensive Care Unit of the Royal Belfast Children’s Hospital since. Her condition had been described as critical and her family maintained a bedside vigil, willing her back to health.
During this time, support and well wishes poured in from across the country and further afield as little Zoe’s plight grabbed the attention and emotion of the public.
[Source: The Examiner Newspaper]
A Carlow landscape gardener has been awarded a prestigious silver medal at Ireland’s premier gardening festival Bloom 2012.
Deirdre Pender from Russellstown wowed judges and thousands of visitors to the festival alike with her garden in the medium garden category entitled Machnamh/Reflection.
“I am delighted with my silver medal, as the competition has been very strong this year and I hope the public enjoy my garden,” said Deirdre. Inspiration for Deirdre’s garden was drawn on the ancient Celtic connection between hazel trees and water to create a space for both quiet contemplation and relaxing social interaction in the one setting.
[Source: Carlow Nationalist]
The High Court has last Wednesday confirmed the appointment of a provisional liquidator to a Co. Cavan based bath and shower screen manufacturers that employs 52 people.
Flair International, which has debts of $5.7m, sought the appointment of a provisional liquidator in the interest of the company's creditors and with a view to protecting some of those employed with the firm, the court heard.
[Source: Irish Examiner]
Since Aer Rianta International (ARI) came under the Dublin Airport Authority’s (DAA) control in 2004, it delivered profits of around $207 million, according to the eight DAA annual reports published since.
This doesn’t include items such as the $397 million raised through the sale of ARI’s shareholding in Birmingham Airport in 2007.
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