Delay in junior doctor registration effecting Letterkenny General

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Pinterest Delay in junior doctor registration effecting Letterkenny General Newsx Adverts Previous articleLetterkenny charity shop advised by Judge to consider piano refundNext articleGuarded welcome to no septic tank charge announcement News Highland Facebook Twitter Just 60 of the 280 junior doctors recruited from India and Pakistan to ease the manpower crisis in hospitals have secured the green light to work.The rest are awaiting clearance to take up their posts because of delays in registration.It’s not clear what proportion of the doctors recruited for Letterkenny General Hospital have taken up their posts.According to an RTE reports there have been delays in registration with the Medical Council due to doctors not supplying supporting documentation, and also delays in provision of other material by the the HSE itself.The HSE must supply declarations for the doctors, confirming they have been offered a specific post, provide a copy of their contract, and confirm that they will be supervised.The Medical Council says these have been supplied in half of the cases.The HSE says the registration process is complex and that the Medical Council amended the required HSE documentation in late August. However, the executive said that vacancy levels will reduce significantly as the doctors are registered and become available for work.Letterkenny General Hospital has already indicated that these new recruits will be crucial in maintaining services, particularly in the Emergency Department.The HSE has been accommodating the doctors for the past number of weeks while they await clearance to take up their posts.center_img Twitter Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook By News Highland – September 7, 2011 WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Vatican: Churches Should Welcome Gay Couples

first_imgVATICAN CITY – The Roman Catholic Church may be changing its stance on same-sex couples.Church leaders released a new document Monday asking parishes to accept gay partners, as well as unmarried couples and those who have divorced.The announcement does not change church doctrine but signals a new outlook on unconventional families.The report was issued during a two-week meeting with Pope Francis and Roman Catholic bishops at the Vatican.Gay marriage is legal in Indiana following a U.S. Supreme Court decision to not hear cases last week.last_img read more

Windies Evin Lewis’ Hundred Seals Ireland Whitewash

first_imgST GEORGE’S, Grenada,  CMC – Opener Evin Lewis scored a century on the third One-Day International hundred as West Indies completed a whitewash of Ireland with a straightforward five-wicket victory in the third ODI on January 12.Chasing a revised target of 197 off 47 balls after rain intervened in their initial pursuit of 203, the Caribbean side encountered little issues as they coasted home at the Grenada National Stadium.Lewis, who was left stranded on 99 when West Indies won the opening game last Tuesday in Barbados, made amends with a superb 102 off 97 balls while fellow left-hander Nicholas Pooran finished unbeaten on 43 from 44 deliveries.Brandon King struck 38 off 43 balls as West Indies recovered from the cheap dismissals of Shai Hope (6) and Sunil Ambris (6) to complete their second series whitewash in the space of three months.Leg-spinner Hayden Walsh jr had earlier snatched four for 36 as Ireland once again failed to post a challenging total and were dismissed for 203 off the first ball of the final over. Speedster Oshane Thomas, a surprise inclusion after not being listed as part of the 14-man squad, finished with three for 41 while off-spinner Roston Chase showed his worth with two for 53 after missing the second ODI in Barbados on Thursday.Captain Andy Balbirnie top-scored with a polished 71 from 93 balls but he found little support, with only Andy McBrine (25 not out) and Kevin O’Brien (21) managing to get out of the 20s.Thomas removed both openers cheaply, Paul Stirling (5) edging a pull behind in the eighth over and James McCollum (20), in his first match of the series, taken at cover by Lewis. When William Porterfield missed a sweep at Chase and was lbw for 10 in the 18th over, Ireland were 51 for three and struggling to find momentum.Balbirnie, batting at number three, then propped up the innings, first by adding 37 for the fourth wicket with O’Brien and then in a 42-run sixth-wicket stand with Simi Singh (10).The right-hander struck six fours and a couple of sixes before finally perishing in the 38th over, becoming the second of Walsh’s wickets when he scooped an ordinary delivery to Chase at point.His departure left signalled the end of any serious Ireland resistance as the last five wickets tumbled for just 50 runs.In reply, the Windies lost Hope in the sixth over with the score on 29, hit plumb in front by seamer Barry McCarthy and leaving the subsequent review as much an exercise in desperation as it was futility.Ambris, in his first match of the series, edged a cut at off-spinner Simi Singh behind at the end of the ninth, giving Ireland their second wicket and hope of pulling off a surprise win.But Lewis quickly put such aspirations to rest with an innings decorated with half-dozen fours and five sixes. He reached his half-century off 41 balls in the 15th over before completing three figures off 96 balls in the 35th over by pulling fast bowler Craig Young to the mid-wicket boundary.Along the way, he posted 75 for the third wicket with King who counted four fours and a six, before adding a further 63 for the fourth wicket with Pooran who blasted five fours and a six.By the time Lewis holed out in the deep one delivery after reaching his hundred, West Indies needed just five for victory but they lost Romario Shepherd (1) before Pooran raised victory with a savage pull for four off McCarthy.last_img read more