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_img Google+ WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ News Twitter Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Gardai in Buncrana say they’re conccerned for the safety of a 65 year old man who’s been missing from the area since early yesterday afternoon.John Mc Bride from Ballymagan is 6 ft 2 inches in height, of thin build with sandy, grey streaked hair. He was wearing dark trousers and possibly a blue V-Neck jumper. He normally wears a shirt and tie.Gardai are particularly interested in tracing the movements of the Mr Mc Bride’s car, a light blue Vectra, registration number 98 DL 5293.Gardai believe Mr Mc Bride may have been in Lifford between half past seven and half past eight last night, and say he may be confused and unsure of his surroundings. Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Buncrana gardai concerned for safety of missing mancenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – August 7, 2010 Pinterest Previous articleCall for large attendance at hospital rallyNext articleThousands attend hospital rally News Highland Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more


first_imgThe 23rd Annual Wilderness Road Ride takes place Saturday May 24.This awesome event is a scenic and historical adventure through southwest Virginia’s beautiful New River Valley.The ride follows part of Daniel Boone’s Wilderness Road. This year will feature a kids bike rodeo and fun ride in the park.It’s a ride the whole family can enjoy, with something for everyone— 4 routes to choose from ranging from a 29 mile relaxed journey for novices, to a 79-mile challenge for the fittest cyclist.All routes start and finish in Radford, at the Dedmon Center and Bisset Park. Non-riders can enjoy Bisset Park, the New River, and downtown Radford, while their families and friends are out riding.Fully supported aid stations will be positioned at regular intervals along the course and the start/finish location. Aid stations will be supplied with Heed Hammer Nutrition fuel, as well as water and plenty of other snacks.Visit their website for more information!DSC07785last_img read more


first_imgChytalo first planted the pumpkin 13 days ago, and it has already tripled in size. He said he is hoping for another 500-pound pumpkin this year. He is once again hoping to bring the pumpkin to New York City when it is finished growing. DELHI, N.Y. (WBNG) — Delhi resident, Ed Chytalo already has fall on his mind. For the seventh consecutive year, Chytalo is growing a giant pumpkin at the Deleware Academy. The pumpkin is currently in a greenhouse where Chytalo can control the temperature. He said that once it outgrows the house, it is then up to mother nature to take care of the rest. “It’s great, in these tough times that we are experiencing right now this is so fun, exciting and stressless. The pumpkin is a great project that touches so many people,” said Chytalo.last_img read more


first_imgRecently, Tendulkar recollected an instance from childhood which, he said, taught him to use freedom with responsibility. “I must have been 13 or so when I had to go to Indore to attend a national camp for a month and those were the days when mobiles were not available. I was going for a month and my mother was worried, and my father was telling her that he is the sharpest and cleverest among all of us, he knows, he is mature guy, I felt brilliant…with that freedom somewhere (in) my subconscious mind it registered that with freedom comes responsibility and I should not misuse my freedom,” he said.Read More | Virat Kohli returns to Sydney, a venue where India’s transition beganFollowing his 40th birthday in 2013, Achrekar had given Tendulkar his blessings by saying the Indian batsman would live happily as long as he plays. Speaking on behalf of the 80-year-old Dronacharya award winning coach, who is not keeping well after his hip bone fracture, daughter Kalpana told PTI: “My blessings are always there with him.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Ramakant Achrekar, the individual who coached Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli, has died at the age of 87 in Mumbai. Tendulkar, who scored 18426 runs in ODIs and 15926 runs in Tests, is considered to be one of the greatest players in the modern era. Earlier in the year, Tendulkar had said coaches are like gurus. In 1990, Achrekar was honoured with the Dronacharya Award for Outstanding coaches in Sports and Games. He was honoured with one of the country’s highest civilian award, the Padma Shri in 2010. In the same year, he was honoured the “Lifetime Achievement” award by the Sports Illustrated by Gary Kirsten.Following the news, several prominent cricketers, fans of Indian cricket took to social media to pay tribute to the man who gave the country a talent like Tendulkar. VVS Laxman, on his Twitter handle, thanked Achrekar for unearthing a gem called Tendulkar while many individuals called the death a big loss to Indian sports. Here are a sample of some of the tweets. Tendulkar and Kambli, two of his famous proteges, have not yet tweeted. Read More | Sachin Tendulkar’s coach Ramakant Achrekar dies in Mumbailast_img read more