Children’s mental health services under review

first_imgLimerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Print WhatsApp NewsHealthChildren’s mental health services under reviewBy Bernie English – April 15, 2019 913 Advertisement Twitter Tom Neville TDMENTAL health services for children which normally operate round the clock at University Hospital Limerick have been suspended to accommodate a review of the service.In response to a Dáil question from Limerick Fine Gael TD Tom Neville, Minister of State Jim Daly said the review was being carried out because only 14 patients used the service in the whole of last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We have to look at our resources and see if that is the best use of them and we are engaging with consultants as well as patients, their families and the HSE,” he explained.“We need to see that we are deploying our resources in the most appropriate manner when the demand is clearly not there when just 14 patients presented for treatment.”The HSE issued a statement to the Limerick Leader newspaper assuring patients and families that while the service is under review, children under the age of 14 who present outside normal working hours are still being seen, either by a paediatric consultant psychiatrist if there is one available or by another suitable doctor in the emergency department.While the matter is still under review, the HSE says it hopes to be able to produce a final plan shortly.In the meantime, paediatric patients in need of mental health services are still being seen as normal during the day. Email Mental Health Charity Let’s Get Talking open new outreach in Midwest Green Ribbon Month aims to help end stigma and discrimination about mental health center_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Previous articleLimerick Council pledges to take action on mental healthNext articleLimerick Businessman Awarded Prestigious All-Ireland Business Award Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyMental HealthNews Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick Post Show | Limerick Mental Health Karen seeks mental health support for cancer patientslast_img read more

Deputy Tom dips his toe in comedy world

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print TAGSFine GaellimerickTom Neville LIMERICK Fine Gael TD Tom Neville says he’s “dipped his toe into the comedy world” as he stars in a new short-movie that will premier at the Richard Harris International Film Festival.The 44-year-old former DJ, teacher and county councillor has appeared in ten movies to date, having trained as an actor in his 20s.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He plays ‘Dr Tom’, a working class GP, in ‘Everything Looks Better in the Sunshine’, which will hit the screens on October 27.The Rathkeale politician appears alongside actor and comedian Patrick McDonnell, who played oddball priest Fr Eoin McLove in the Channel 4 hit sitcoms Father Ted.In the movie, McDonnell’s character ‘Patsy’ attends Dr Tom’s practice after he’s run over by a woman on a bicycle with a basket of flowers, which causes him to develop an incredible sense of smell.The 12-minute film also stars Orlan Hannon and Amy Hughes, in a strong working class Limerick city accent, “with plenty of colloquialisms and dialect to boot”.“It’s a nice, upbeat movie. My character is a ‘very local’ Limerick city native. He went on to study at University and became a doctor, but still holds his local ways,” Neville explained.“It offers a nice contrast between how he is and how he articulates himself vis-à-vis the education and qualifications he has.”The move was shot entirely in Limerick last Summer and “shows off Limerick in a great light”.“It’s a comedy and the narration is comedic so it would be nice to get some reaction out of that, seen as though this is my first time dipping my toe into the comedy world.”He laughs off any suggestion he has already entered the world of comedy when he took his seat in the Dáil.“Well, the Dáil has a mixture of many characters, and I concentrate on my own job and what I have to do. Like like a hurler taking to the field, you concentrate on playing your own game and you leave others do what they have to do.”He says Dr Tom isn’t based on anyone he knows and working alongside Patrick McDonnell was “fantastic”.“He’s a very funny guy, and a great professional. It was great to work with someone who has had experience and exposure, to learn from them.”“It’s the same with all the actors and directors and producers I have worked with. Every time you work with these people you learn something new, and I’m extremely grateful for getting this opportunity.”‘Everything Looks Better in the Sunshine’ is written and directed by Mark Smith and Jonathan Farrell and produced by fellow Limerick man Ronan Cassidy. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp Advertisement NewsDeputy Tom dips his toe in comedy worldBy David Raleigh – October 18, 2019 300 Previous articleNoah is Limerick’s new little graduateNext articleAdare Manor has been voted IAGTO European Golf Resort of the Year 2020 David Raleigh last_img read more