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In August 2010, HIQA investigated the provision of services at Mallow General Hospital, following information received about the care of a patient with complex clinical needs who subsequently died at another hospital.
“In September 2010, subsequent to the launching of the Mallow Hospital investigation, the Authority received for the first time a national HSE report setting out, by HSE region, issues raised in the Ennis report recommendations as they related to acute clinical services in similarly sized hospitals to MWRH Ennis.”
Source: (Cork Independent)
A Derry school teacher has taken up a new role at one of France’s most historic Catholic boarding schools.
Welsh native Gareth Usher - who taught at Strabane Convent grammar, Templemore Secondary School and Faughan Valley High School and who was a central figure in the specialised AESOP Project - takes up his new role as Head of Science at Chavagnes International College in September.
Gareth says the school’s ethos and its strong sense of history attracted him to his new position.
“There’s an amazing sense of family and of caring at the school,” he says.
“It is this sense of care and moral leadership that appeals to me. For too long education has become about numbers and grades.”
(Source: Derry Journal)
A mother who drove the car involved in an accident in which her four-year-old daughter was left in a wheelchair has spoken of how she thought she was going to die in the seconds after the impact.
Sonia McGarvey from Bunbeg was speaking last week at the opening day of the trial of a pensioner charged with causing serious injury to her daughter, Noirín.
“The flames were getting higher and higher,” she said. “I expected not to get out of the car, that this was it. We’d had a conversation the week before about death and I thought this was a warning to me. I felt the flames were going to get me.”
William Barr (81) of Middletown, Gweedore has pleaded not guilty to the charge relating to a two vehicle collision at Dunlewey three years ago in which his wife Maggie died.
Noirín McGarvey, now aged seven, was travelling with her two-year-old brother Aodhán in the family car driven by her mother Sonia. The collision occurred in a 50kmph zone on the R251 on the outskirts of Dunlewey at around 5pm on May 27th, 2008. The McGarvey family were travelling from their home in Lower Dore, Bunbeg to visit Mrs. McGarvey’s parents in Kilmacrennan.
(Source: Donegal Democrat)
A Co Down soldier died after his armoured vehicle hit a bomb in Afghanistan, an inquest has been told.
Lance Corporal Stephen McKee, 27, from Banbridge, was driving a Jackal across a dried up river bed when the device went off.
The soldier, of the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, was blown 15 feet from the vehicle during the blast.
The inquest in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, heard he died almost instantly from injuries suffered by the 50kg device.
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