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

DPSU outraged by productivity consultants report

first_img Sharing is caring! 5 Views   no discussions LocalNews DPSU outraged by productivity consultants report by: – January 26, 2012 Share Sharecenter_img Share Thomas Letang General Secretary of the Dominica Public Service Union (DPSU) Thomas Letang is outraged by statements that the 80% of the country’s public servants are un-productive.That statement was made by government productivity consultant Parry Bellot at a press conference on Wednesday.However Letang did not take the matter lightly.He said, “I view the statement as nonsensical, baseless and of no merit. I believe that if you are employed as a consultant, where a salary is being paid, one would expect you to be very professional. You would have to be very scientific, who was interviewed, what levels they worked in, the environment and so many aspect of things. Just to use statements coming from your head is not right. We treat this as something that doesn’t make sense at all,” Letang said.He said Government should look at getting someone qualified for the job.“As it is now with this nonsense that Bellot has come up with, we are not going to be part of any follow-up on those recommendations since we see that it makes no sense. This is an attack on public officer.He said Bellot is also anti-public officers.“Over the years he has been highly critical of the public service. Every opportunity he has found, he has criticized the public officers. He has always criticized the public service. I would have been surprised if he had said anything good, he has always been anti public service and anti-public officers,” according to Letang.Dominica Vibes News Tweetlast_img read more

Berg: Fellaini can shine at United

first_imgFormer defender Henning Berg believes new signing Marouane Fellaini can provide the sort of focal point Eric Cantona once did for Manchester United. Press Association Much will be expected of the 25-year-old as he was Moyes’ only significant signing of the summer after failed bids for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, but Berg believes the Belgian can develop into a key figure for the side. “He’s got great potential and if he’s consistent with his best level, he will be a fantastic signing,” he told MUTV. “He can play so many different positions, he’s a good footballer but there’s something about him. “He can get players around him, he can control and dominate games and I think United have too few players who can do that – that’s why I think he will be a great signing. “He’s very difficult to handle in the box, but he’s got that presence and that mentality that makes sure he stands out and does that little bit extra. “I think with his passion and his mentality, he can make a big difference to United. “He’s not the kind of player to thread passes through but he has a sheer presence to hold the ball up, ability to win balls in the box and match-winning mentality – he raises his game for the big matches. “Every game for United is a big one, so I think he will rise to that and enjoy it. “When Cantona came, he had that mentality every game. I’m not saying he’s going to be the same, but he can be.” center_img The Belgium international completed a £27.5million move to be reunited with former Everton manager David Moyes at Old Trafford late on deadline day. He has yet to make an appearance because of the international break but will be in the squad to face Crystal Palace at home on Saturday. last_img read more