Patients suffer as 100 psychiatric posts remain unfilled, consultants warn

first_imgPatients in need of mental health services are being ‘more unwell’ due to long waiting times in Ireland, according to consultant campaigners.The Irish Hospital Consultants Association claims that 100 permanent psychiatric consultant posts across Ireland’s mental health services are currently either empty or only temporarily filled. The lack of available psychiatrists to treat patients is restricting timely access to much needed services for patients, and resulting in patients becoming more unwell, needing more medications and requiring hospital admission, the IHCA has warned. Recent HSE figures for the first three months of 2019 show that 2,498 children and 3,764 adults were waiting to access to mental health services, while one-in-four of all children and adults referred to these services are not seen within the recommended 12 weeks.The latest figures for Donegal showed that, in October 2018, 240 children across the local region were waiting on an initial Mental Health Services assessments following GP referral.Nine of those children had been on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, or ‘CAMHS’, waiting list for over nine months while a further eight children have been waiting over a year to receive an appointment.Dr Donal O’Hanlon, a psychiatrist and president of the IHCA, said:“The consultant crisis is severely impacting on the delivering of health services to many of our most vulnerable people. It is now the ‘new norm’ that many consultant psychiatrist posts advertised nationally either have no applicants or only one applicant”. “This leads to two outcomes – these posts remain indefinitely empty or non-specialists are temporarily appointed to specialist psychiatry posts. Both are contrary to the delivery of safe and timely mental health services.”Dr O’Hanlon has called on the Minister for Health to address the consultant crisis. Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Selena Pillay also noted her first-hand experience of long waiting times for patients with mental health problems: “They [patients] become more unwell, need more medications and they also require hospital admissions. This is not good for patients; we need to get them at an earlier stage of their illness.”   Patients suffer as 100 psychiatric posts remain unfilled, consultants warn was last modified: July 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:mental healthlast_img read more

Half-time: Chelsea 1 Real Madrid 2

first_imgRamires scored a lovely goal for Chelsea but Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kick means they trail in Miami.Real Madrid made a lively start to the Guinness International Champions Cup final and Marcelo put them ahead by firing into the bottom corner on the quarter-hour mark.Chelsea levelled two minutes later when Ramires finished a nice move by cleverly dinking the ball over keeper Iker Casillas.Ronaldo had a chance to restore Real’s lead but volleyed wide from Marcelo’s cross, before Frank Lampard had an effort saved by Casillas.However, Ronaldo did put his side back in front 13 minutes before the interval and Real ended the first half very much on top.Blues boss Jose Mourinho, coming up against the club he left at the end of last season, opted for a 4-3-3 formation with Oscar and Eden Hazard playing wide of Romelu Lukaku in attack.David Luiz was again absent from the Chelsea squad.Chelsea (4-3-3): Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Van Ginkel, Lampard; Oscar, Lukaku, Hazard.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Senate subcommittee taking a look at water rule

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The EPA’s latest proposal to define which waters can be regulated by the federal government and which by state and local authorities is a vast improvement over previous efforts, Wyoming Farm Bureau President Todd Fornstrom told the Senate subcommittee on Fisheries, Waters, and Wildlife in June.Expensive professional services needed to comply with the Clean Water Act, he said, too often make it impossible for farmers to use their own land to its fullest.“Farm Bureau cannot overstate the importance of a rule that draws clear lines of jurisdiction that farmers and ranchers can understand without needing to hire armies of consultants and lawyers,” Fornstrom told the subcommittee. “The (Clean Water Act) carries significant fines and penalties for persons who violate the Act’s prohibitions. Historically, farmers and ranchers have chosen to forfeit full use and enjoyment of their land rather than go down the onerous and expensive path of seeking CWA 404 permits. The cost to obtain a general permit can exceed tens of thousands of dollars and individual permits can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Farmers and ranchers know these costs exceed the value of their land, which leads them to simply stay out of the regulatory quagmire by forgoing the use of their land without compensation.”Fornstrom praised the latest proposed rule for its preservation of the Clean Water Act’s partnership among federal, state and local regulators.“The CWA requires the federal government to work hand-in-hand with states, because the federal government cannot and should not regulate every single wet feature in every community, he said. “By drawing clear lines between waters of the U.S. and waters of the state, the proposal strengthens the cooperative federalism Congress envisioned and that the Supreme Court has long recognized as fundamental to the Clean Water Act.”last_img read more

Can Digg Do Real-Time News?

first_imgA great community for crowd sourced news and content, Digg is taking a page from the Twitter playbook and testing its mettle in the real-time stream. Similar to Twitter’s Trending Topics, Digg is set to launch Digg Trends. According to a company blog post , the bookmarking community is offering users a chance to view trending stories before they make it to the home page. True to Digg fashion, this public view of the trend firehose comes with a catch. Voters have 10 minutes to digg or bury a story in order to determine whether it occupies valuable homepage real estate. Digg Trends are identified when stories receive a high volume of comments, favorites and shares. From here a trending story will appear in a box above the site’s “most recent” page content for ten minutes. Within that time frame users decide which stories are worthy for the homepage. In order to ensure that Digg members stay connected to these trends the company is also introducing a new Twitter account with a real-time feed of rising stories. These notifications are likely to increase user engagement and encourage higher traffic to the site during peak hours. What makes this an ingenious member engagement tool for Digg, is that sub-par articles with a high number of comments are likely to incite action. In the past, many of us simply ignored the sensationalist stories that plagued the lower echelons of Diggdom. Nevertheless, with trolls being a driving force in the determination of trends, users will find themselves clicking through simply to right the wrongs in the Digg universe. While real-time shopping notifications like Woot’s Twitter account incentivize users with deals, Digg knows that its members will keep coming back to maintain a sense of justice. The company will be rolling out the trends feature in the near future. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification dana oshiro The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Real-Time Web#twitter#web Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Ateneo’s Kat Tolentino overcomes 3 ACL tears on way to 1st UAAP title

first_imgMOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Still, Tolentino was able to power through the career-threatening injuries and help the Lady Eagles to their third UAAP title.Tolentino finished with 18 points in the Lady Eagles’ Game 3 win, 25-17, 25-22, 25-22, a victory that she described as the culmination of her seemingly improbable journey to the top.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“After my third ACL tear, I wasn’t sure I was going to play,” said Tolentino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “So I think having this championship and being here today is something that makes me speechless.”Tolentino made her UAAP debut in 2017 and has since become an integral part of Ateneo’s Final Four teams in Seasons 79 and 80. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Season 81’s Best Opposite Hitter said the ACL injuries she’s endured in the first year of her career gave her the passion in playing the sport that broke her into the public consciousness.“I’m just thankful to God for making not just the journey hard but it was something that was memorable because without those three ACL injuries I wouldn’t have had as much passion and I think I wouldn’t be here of course,” said Tolentino.“Those injuries made me the player I am today and I’m also thankful for Him for keeping me healthy this season.”ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Kat Tolentino has had a journey unlike any other in Ateneo’s champion team in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Eagles’ talisman almost didn’t make the lineup after she tore her anterior cruciate ligament thrice during the first year of collegiate career.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue GALLERY: Ateneo Lady Eagles reclaim UAAP crownlast_img read more

Environment Ministry Supports BTVI Solar Energy Training

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 18, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI) paid a courtesy call on the Ministry of the Environment & Housing, September 15, at Charlotte House, downtown.   BTVI President Dr. Robert Robertson met with the Minister, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, to garner his support for the college’s 15-week-long dual enrollment programme.The programme is a multi-lateral partnership between BTVI and high schools to train technically inclined students — simultaneously giving them a head start in earning college credits, before leaving high school.    The idea is to provide a path to accelerating seamlessly into their area of training.Minister Ferreira said he was impressed with BTVI’s dual enrollment programme and wants to see it channel more high schoolers interested in mastering energy security vocations.The Minister remarked of his particular interest in solar energy solutions and building corporate net-metering systems.Dr. Robertson noted that within the dual enrollment programme’s 15 weeks, students meet once or twice per week, for a total of eight hours per week, and that schools participating in the programme include Anatol Rodgers High, C. I. Gibson  Senior High, C. V. Bethel Senior High and L. W. Young Junior High.   He said the actual name “Programme SURE,” which stands for Success Ultimately Reassures Everyone.Solar installation is one of the latest technical skills offered by BTVI’s Trade Career Path classes, in which students are exposed to construction trade skills such including Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Drywall, Tiling, Painting and Decorating building solutions.Minister Ferreira added he wants high schools in the Family Islands to participate too, and would encourage BTVI to engage solar experts to teach about the industry in the Family Islands.   He added that the Ministry would support BTVI in training more students who want to work in environmental careers, and would also work along with the University of The Bahamas.By: Gena Gibbs (BIS)Photo Caption:  Minister of the Environment and Housing the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, right, welcomed BTVI President Dr. Robert Robertson in a courtesy call at the Ministry, September 15, 2017.  (BIS Photo/Derek Smith) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Police shoot and kill another suspect in gun fire exchange investigation launched

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #PoliceshootandkillsuspectinNassau Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 18, 2017 – Nassau – Friday evening a man was shot to death by Police after he reportedly fired a gun at officers who were on a search for the vehicle and those inside as suspects.   An all points bulletin was launched Friday morning and Police say around 7pm, the vehicle described was spotted by officers and a chase ensued.     The suspects crashed into another car, the passenger exited the sky blue coloured Nissan Bluebird SD and that man, pointed and fired at Police.   His move caused a return of gunfire from Police and the suspect was killed on the spot.Another man is in custody, arrested and an Austria Glock pistol and ammunition were retrieved from the scene explained the report.   The shooting happened on Cordeaux Avenue and Washington Street; it is under investigation.#MagneticMediaNews#PoliceshootandkillsuspectinNassau Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Update 52yearold man killed in last nights officerinvolved shooting in El Cerrito

first_img Updated: 4:46 PM Update: 52-year-old man killed in last night’s officer-involved shooting in El Cerrito KUSI Newsroom August 25, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 52-year-old man, who police say threw a brick at his 70-year-old aunt, was shot and killed by an officer during a shooting in the El Cerrito community of San Diego, a police lieutenant said today.The woman called police a little before 7:50 p.m. Saturday from a home in the 5800 block of Adelaide Avenue to report that her nephew had thrown a brick at her, San Diego Police Lt. Matt Dobbs said.Two officers responded to handle the possible assault with a deadly weapon call, which eventually resulted in an officer-involved shooting, Dobbssaid.“Although it is early in the investigation, witnesses told the investigators the male advanced on the officers, while swinging a large post-like object at them (later determined to be a shovel),” he said.“The officers gave the male orders to drop the weapon, but the male refused to cooperate,” he said. “He continued quickly advancing on the officers, swinging the shovel, prompting one officer to fire his Taser, while the second officer fired his service weapon.”The 52-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported, Dobbs said. The officers involved in the shooting were from the department’s Mid-City division. One was a four-year veteran, while the other was a 16-year veteran of the police department.San Diego police asked anyone with information regarding the officer-involved shooting to call the department’s Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293. center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: August 25, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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