Limerick mother and baby die in Cork hospital tragedy

first_imgAdvertisement Previous articleThe troubadour Duhan returnsNext articleTamara Hall: New EP Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsHealthLimerick mother and baby die in Cork hospital tragedyBy Staff Reporter – March 27, 2019 5609 Facebook WhatsApp Linkedincenter_img Email Print Business photo created by lifeforstock – www.freepik.comA TERRIBLE accident is how the death of a County Limerick mother and her infant baby was described this week as family and friends struggled to terms with the double tragedy.Ms Downey, (36) a patient at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH), was found lying unresponsive on the floor with her infant baby trapped underneath on Monday morning.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is understood that Ms Downey, who is from Castletown near O’Rourke’s Cross, had been breastfeeding her newborn baby boy when she fell from the bed after taking ill.The mother-of-three was in a single room at CUMH after giving birth last weekend. It is understood that she had been checked by staff earlier that morning.She was found on the floor with her baby seriously injured and partially trapped underneath at around 7am on Monday morning.Ms Downey died despite efforts to resuscitate her at the scene.Over the following two days, staff at the CUMH worked to save the life of the newborn baby but he died shortly after 7pm on Tuesday.As senior medical personnel at the hospital look to determine the causes of deaths following post mortem examinations, a file will be prepared for the Cork Coroner and inquests will be held into the double tragedy.A HSE statement said: “As with all unexplained deaths, a full medical investigation was immediately initiated. This investigation is currently underway at CUMH.“CUMH wishes to express its deepest sympathy with the family of the mother and her baby.Ms Downey, an only child who worked at the Novartis bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing and development facility at Ringaskiddy in Cork, is survived by her husband Kevin and two young children.Her parents are widely known, particularly in GAA circles, in the Castletown-Ballyagran area. Twitterlast_img read more

Retirement reception planned for Randy Hale

first_imgLatest Stories Retirement reception planned for Randy Hale The first two Pike County district conservationists worked about a year each and the next two worked 12 years each.After graduating from Auburn University with a degree in agriculture, Hale was hired as an assistant district conservationist in Cullman in 1974.He worked there a year before moving to Jasper where he was in charge of the office for a year and a half before moving to Pike County. Book Nook to reopen The Pike County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors will host a retirement reception for USDA district conservationist Randy Hale from 2 until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the USDA Service Center at 22 Henderson Highway in Troy.Hale has been with the USDA for 38 and half years with 35 of those in Pike County.Hale is only the fifth person to hold the position of district conservationist in Pike County. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Pike County has been a good fit for me,” Hale said. “I was in charge of the work here and later Bullock County was added. It’s been a good 38 and a half years.”Hale is originally from Cherokee County and was raised on a small farm in Center.It was on a small garden plot on the family farm that he became interested in a career in agriculture.“I was very active in 4-H and was especially interested in gardening,” he said. “Back in the mid-1960s, I won first place in the state in gardening. Published 11:00 pm Monday, November 5, 2012 Skip Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content That’s when I decided that I wanted to go to Auburn and study plant science.”Hale said he has never questioned his decision and has enjoyed working with the people of Pike and Bullock counties.“But, I wanted to have more time with my family so I decided to go ahead and retire,” he said. “I’ve got a few projects going and I’m looking forward to having time to do some things I’ve been wanting to do.I’ll finish out my term as chairman of the Farm-City Committee and I’ll be glad to help out at the (NRCS) office if they need me.” By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Email the author You Might Like Piggly Wiggly is getting into the Christmas spirit This pig was one of the Oink-a-Ments submitted for the 2011 competition at Piggly Wiggly. The Second Annual Pig Christmas… read more By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more