Editorial – Illness and indignity

first_imgVanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter Previous articleTriathlon – Limerick’s O’Brien set for Baku Triathlon #videoNext article43 shorts in Tres Court Fest John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSeditorialhealthHSElimerickuniversity hospital limerick Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsEditorial – Illness and indignityBy John Keogh – June 11, 2015 916 Linkedin WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Print  AT THE age of 101, the elderly woman who was left on a trolley in the emergency department at University Hospital Limerick for 25 hours has lived through the 1916 rising, two world wars, and no doubt seen her fair share of illness and life’s ups and downs.Having paid her taxes and charges her whole life and dedicated years to looking after a family, it’s not asking too much to expect to be looked after when she falls ill in her later years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up At such an advanced age, she is presumably quite frail and vulnerable and needs a little extra care.In a developed country with a supposedly advanced healthcare system, patients do not expect to be left waiting five hours for an ambulance.They do not expect to see a queue of 11 ambulances waiting outside the hospital for up to three hours as there is nowhere to put the patients.And, at 101 years old, they expect to be treated with a little dignity, not left on a trolley in a busy hospital with little or no privacy or comfort for an entire day, which is just what happened to an elderly Clare woman in University Hospital Limerick this week.Not only that, but the granddaughter of an 81-year-old woman also contacted the Limerick Post this week revealing that her grandmother, who also waited on a trolley for 24 hours, was left sitting on a commode for two hours. She was then put in adult nappies as the hospital didn’t have sufficient staff to help her use the toilet.The nurses themselves were so upset and frustrated over the conditions in the UHL emergency department last week that one of them even urged the woman’s granddaughter to contact the press to help highlight the issue.The HSE apologised for the delays experienced by patients last week, but apologies are only words, words that we have heard time and time again in recent years, and they mean nothing if they are not followed up with actions that will prevent these situations from happening again. Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Emaillast_img read more

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Dismissed policeman accused of killing footballer remanded in police custody

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians An Abeokuta, Ogun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Isabo on Friday ordered the remand of Ogunsoro Niyi, 43, in police custody for allegedly causing the death of a footballer, Tiamiyu Kazeem.The Magistrate, I.O. Abudu, noted that in view of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the court could not order the remand of the defendant in the Correctional centre. Abudu ordered that the defendant, a former police personnel, be remanded in the police custody pending legal advice from office of the state Director of Public prosecution.She adjourned the case until July 24 for mention.The defendant is facing a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and murder.Earlier, the Prosecution Officer, Adekunle Opayemi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on February 22 at Owodimu Village on Sagamu/Abeokuta Expressway.Opayemi said that the defendant conspired with another officer to murder Tiamiyu Kazeem, 26, popularly called Kaka, who was a footballer with the Remo Stars Football Club in Ikenne. According to him, the deceased was driving in his Lexus car on Sagamu-Abeokuta Expressway, which later developed a mechanical fault and while looking for a solution, the defendant and other officers accosted him.The officer alleged that the deceased would be arrested based on some information they got, that he was a cultist and some other allegations.The deceased was arrested by the defendant and on their way to the Zonal Intervention Squad, Obada-Oko, the deceased was questioning the officers where they were taking him to, which led to arguments in the vehicle.The deceased was later pushed out from the vehicle with force and he ran into an unknown vehicle coming from behind, which knocked him down and ran away.The deceased was rushed to the Owode-Egbe Hospital, where he was confirmed dead. Opayemi said the offence contravened Section 324, and 319 (1) of the Criminal Code, Vol. 1, Laws of Ogun 2006.Tags: Abeokuta. Osun State Magistrates’ CourtCOVID-19Ogunsoro Niyilast_img read more

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