first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR First Irish death from Coronavirus Linkedin NewsHealthLimerick to benefit from air ambulance serviceBy Editor – November 11, 2016 1076 Facebook Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitter Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Previous articleGAA – Two Limerick sides remainNext articleThe Lions Barber Collective goes Stateside with #barbertalk Editor John Kearney (left), co-founder of Irish Community Air Ambulance with medical and flight crew at Cork Airport.Photo: Michael Mac SweeneyA new initiative that has the ability to save countless lives in its first 12 months of service has been announced.Based out of Cork Airport and serving Limerick and the main towns in Munster, Irish Community Air Ambulance will provide a vital lifesaving service , offering fast access to advanced clinical interventions at the roadside by highly trained pre-hospital emergency care physicians.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Irish Community Air Ambulance service will mirror successful models across the United Kingdom and other countries where geographically challenging terrain warrants an air ambulance.It is hoped that more than €1 million can be raised to launch the service from late Spring 2017. Irish Community Air Ambulance will complement the existing emergency services and the current Athlone based Emergency Aeromedical Service operated by the National Ambulance Service in partnership with the Irish Air Corps.It has been proven that early access to world class critical care and pre hospital emergency medicine administered by trained, experienced and equipped medical personnel can save lives. The air ambulance service will offer gold standard care commencing at the roadside and continuing while on route to definitive care in hospital.Co-founder John Kearney said “People are dying unnecessarily due to the time it takes to receive critical care.  This service will be built on the already successful model of Ireland’s Rapid Response Service which has been in existence since 2009 and uses volunteer doctors for pre-hospital emergencies.“There are currently five level four clinicians and more than 100 GPs with the Rapid Response Service who have saved countless lives and improved care in its seven years. The launch of a community air ambulance service is the next step bringing better response times with permanent on-duty doctors who will have the ability to bring advanced skills to acutely ill and injured people throughout its catchment area,” Mr Kearney explained.“It will offer a mobile intensive care unit by air which will allow us to safely transport patients faster to a major hospital, saving time and lives. This is a service for Munster so we need the support of the people of Munster to donate, fundraise or volunteer.“We need to raise € 1million to take off and € 2million every year thereafter which is a huge ask but in our view achievable.  Communities in Cork have sustained our land based Rapid Response doctors, now we’re calling on the people of Limerick and  the rest of Munster to support an Air Ambulance. Just €2 per person per year in our Province will do it!”, he said. The air ambulance will travel to every town in Munster over the next six months in a bid to raise much needed funds. People are being encouraged to log on to www.communityairambulance.ie to pledge or host community fundraising events to get lift-off.By texting the word “FLIGHT” to 50300 people can easily pledge €4 to the cause.center_img Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL TAGSCork AirportfeaturedhelicopterIrish Air CorpsIrish community air ambulanceJohn KearneylimerickNational Ambulance Service Print No vaccines in Limerick yet Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Advertisement Email WhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgAntoine Griezmann scored twice as Atletico Madrid swept aside Marseille in Lyon to win the Europa League for the third time in nine years.France forward Griezmann opened the scoring by punishing Andre Zambo Anguissa’s poor touch to coolly slot home, then dinked in a casual second. Captain Gabi drilled in the third goal late on as Atletico again lifted the trophy they also won in 2010 and 2012.The outcome could have been different had Marseille forward Valere Germain taken an early chance, before Griezmann’s lethal finishing allowed Atletico to take control.Marseille skipper Dimitri Payet, an injury doubt before the game, lasted just half an hour before hobbling off in tears.Without their inspirational midfielder, the French side caused Atletico just one major scare as ex-Fulham striker Kostas Mitroglou headed against the post.Atletico have been one of Europe’s most consistent teams in recent seasons, breaking Barcelona and Real Madrid’s stranglehold on La Liga by claiming the title in 2013-14.Second in the Spanish top flight with one match remaining, they are on course for a top-three finish for the sixth straight season and have appeared in two Champions League finals in that period, losing on both occasions to city rivals Real.With manager Diego Simeone in the stands – serving a four-game ban for being sent off in the semi-final against Arsenal – Atletico repelled Marseille’s early thrusts and produced a performance which has become a trademark under the Argentine.Griezmann’s clinical double took his tally for the club this season to 30 before Gabi added the third as the Ligue 1 club tried in vain to breach a backline that has conceded just 33 goals in 58 games all campaign.Atletico conclude their league season against Eibar on Sunday, and it remains to be seen if that is Griezmann’s last game for the club as he has been heavily linked with Barcelona.Payet has been Marseille’s star man this season – his 22 assists in all competitions the most by any player in Europe’s top five leagues.The former West Ham midfielder was struggling with a thigh problem before the game and, despite being passed fit, crumpled down in the opening period and was clearly devastated as he made his way off the pitch.France boss Didier Deschamps names his 23-man squad for the World Cup on Thursday, and Payet will be left wondering whether he will be fit.It was his clever through ball in the sixth minute that set Germain in on goal, but the striker struck horribly wide from 10 yards out.Former Aston Villa full-back Jordan Amavi struck a fizzing drive straight at goalkeeper Jan Oblak late on as Marseille lost their third final in this competition – twice under its previous guise as the UEFA Cup.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more