NBA: LeBron relieved that Cavs snagged Wade away from other contenders

first_imgWade’s arrival in “The Land” is a much-needed boost to the Eastern Conference Champion’s back court after losing Kyrie Irving via trade and in the wake of new point guard Isaiah Thomas’ expected indefinite absence due to injury.Meanwhile, both Wade and James recently celebrated their on-court reunion over a glass of wine. /raDWade & LeBron after their first practice together in CLE… 🍷😂(via mrdwyanewade/Snapchat) pic.twitter.com/PKNwaTaHld— NBA TV (@NBATV) September 28, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Dwyane Wade talks with LeBron James.  Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPIn case you missed it, former Miami Heat teammates LeBron James and Dwyane Wade recently reunited, as the latter signed a one-year deal to join the Cleveland Cavaliers.READ: It’s done: Wade makes it official, signs with ClevelandADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Although the news did not come as a surprise for most fans given the duo’s tight-knit relationship, the Cavs had to fend off multiple teams that were also interested to sign the 12-time All-Star.Even at 35 years old, the three-time NBA Champion has received much interest from Western Conference powerhouses San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder, not to mention a possible return to Miami.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut after making Wade’s signing official on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), James couldn’t be more relieved that his team was able to bag the sought-after superstar.“I’m happy we were able to keep him away from everybody else,” James candidly told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybody MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments How to help the Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Neymar leads PSG past Bayern, Batshuayi stuns Atleticolast_img read more

Scalabrine says he was ‘hammered’ during epic 2008 NBA Finals presser

first_imgFormer NBA veteran Brian Scalabrine talks to the press during his media availability at the NBA Philippines headquarters in Bonifacio Global City.It’s undeniable that Brian Scalabrine has had one of the most well-loved careers in the NBA.His greatest on-court achievement is winning the title with Boston in 2008 but he will always be remembered for his off-court antics.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was also in 2008 that the “White Mamba” delivered one of the most epic post-game press conferences of all time.And a decade later, Scalabrine said he was “hammered” during the time he bared his plans to rewrite NBA history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We win the championship, I go back [to the locker room] and I drink two bottles of champagne and then you end up on the podium and that was not a good recipe,” said Scalabrine during his media availability for NBA 3X on Thursday at NBA Philippines headquarters in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.“I had a great time and I was going to go out and make sure to call out a few people.” A little bit of backgrounder, a reporter from Europe asked Scalabrine about not playing a single minute during the whole six games of the championship round.That was when Scalabrine said that time will pass and he will still be an NBA champion and that after 30 years he can claim to his kids that he was the Finals MVP.And one more thing, the time Scalabrine used to talk during the NBA Finals post-game press conference was originally slotted for Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.“Kobe was supposed to go and I kind of jacked his podium so that was an epic interview,” said Scalabrine, who played for the Celtics from 2005 to 2010. “When I go back and watch it I think that it held up pretty good for me being this hammered.”ADVERTISEMENT Asian Games: Regalado keeps gold medal bid alive in pencak silat DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

ABIC Launches ‘You Can Stop Ebola’ Campaign

first_imgThe Angie Brooks International Center (ABIC), for Women’s Empowerment, has officially launched an awareness campaign called “You Can Stop Ebola -Women Working Toward Zero Cases” in four communities in Monrovia and its environs.ABIC and its partners indicate that as complacency starts to engulf Liberians in the fight against Ebola, especially in public places, the campaign’s aim is to intensify anti-Ebola awareness in market places. It is also providing logistical support for four major markets, including Jorkpen Town Market, LBS Community Market, ELWA Community Market, and Du-Port Road Market.The campaign will ensure that these major markets that it has selected will benefit from regular collection of garbage, intense awareness and sensitization about Ebola, its prevention and control.The initiative is being undertaken by several institutions, including the Leadership Development, International Peace & Security in collaboration with the Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund (SMWF), Liberia Marketing Association (LMA), Paynesville City Corporation (PCC), Monrovia City Corporation (MCC), and the Liberia Crusaders for Peace (LCP).A release from ABIC states that nearly five months since the outbreak of Ebola severely intensified in the country, women have been mostly affected by the virus due to their role as caregivers in homes and their vulnerability especially in market places.ABIC Establishment Coordinator, Cllr. Yevette Chesson Wureh, said that in the midst of the Ebola crisis, women are “breadwinning for their families in the shackles of economic adversity created by the Ebola virus across the country.“The prevailing evidence is that most of the market women have not been trained on the preventive measures of Ebola thus leaving them unprotected and vulnerable in market places and communities,” she added.“We cannot be complacent as our number of infected cases decreases. We must remain vigilant and continue to protect ourselves and families against Ebola. Our sponsor, the Urgent Action Fund has recognized this important ongoing need to educate and support women at this crucial time. We thank them,” Cllr. Wureh stated.The ABIC boss indicated that Liberia is still in a situation where no one can predict the outcome of Ebola; adding, “Ebola is real; it is dangerous and has no cure. It is still in Liberia.”Noting that the disease has killed over 2000 people in Liberia, with majority of the dead being women, Cllr. Wureh said “we must not neglect the preventive measures such as washing hands, keeping our distance, and avoiding personal contact especially with sick people showing the following symptoms: vomiting, running stomach, fever headache, muscle pains, rash and red eyes, no contact with dead bodies.  This must be our daily recitation,” she warned Liberians.With the erection of hygiene stations in some market places, Cllr. Wureh said, the issue of lack of training of market women and sensitization on clean and safe environment still need serious attention as the preventive measures of Ebola also demand cleanliness.She meanwhile disclosed that for Ebola to be 100% eradicated from Liberia, there should be an organized women’s sector such as the market women who must be empowered with anti-Ebola logistics, Training of Trainers (TOTs) and the creation of an enabling environment for market women’s participation in the fight against Ebola.“Until Liberia is declared Ebola free, we have to continue to sensitize and educate so as to provide a clean and safe environment for market women, who are mostly bread winners and caretakers of their children until we can stop Ebola and work towards Zero cases,” she stated.Monrovia City Mayor Clara Doe Mvogo described the awareness campaign as an initiative that will help empower market women in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.Mayor Mvogo urged all Liberians not be complacent with the reduction in new cases but must continue to observe the preventive measures.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Survivor Wants Care For Ebola Patients, Urges More Support for Health Workers

first_imgMs. Kyndy Kobbah, a survivor of the deadly Ebola virus from the Rennie Hospital in Kakata, Margibi County, is calling on the government of Liberia, local and international partners to provide more care for patients affected by the disease and undergoing treatment at the various centers.Speaking yesterday at the Information Ministry Ebola Hour regular press briefing, Kyndy Kobbah, who is a Physician Assistant (PA), said  many of the patients who appeared for treatment are not given proper care and attention by health workers, including nurses and doctors at the unit.She explained that many of the patients who died at the Ebola management unit died due to lack of care, not receiving drugs on time, food and other necessary support needed from health practitioners who are expected to save lives.   Ebola patients can survive, provided proper care is given to them by health workers and other family members.  According to her, “Patients who show up for treatment and are confirmed positive of the deadly Ebola virus, especially those carried by ambulances, were sleeping on Tarpaulin and not receiving food on a regular basis. She said staff from the Rennie Hospital, we were laid down in front of the treatment center for more than an hour, calling on health workers to pay attention to us, but no avail. We had to start sending threatening remarks before they came to our aid.”Madam Kobbah disclosed that, they were saving lives at the Rennie Hospital when one patient affected 14 of the staff of the deadly virus after many of them were fully attending to him.  These included some staff and security personnel.  Many of them died while  trying to fight for survival at the center in her presence.According to her, “This man was not showing any signs and symptoms of the disease when diagnosed by staff of the hospital. He began using the staff bathroom and other facilities, which caused many of them to be affected. We have limited supplies of personal protective equipment and others.”Madam Kobbah called on parents, health workers and the government to focus on the children who are admitted and found positive of the virus.  The should be cared for and at the same time given special attention in order to increase their chances of survival.  “If these children are given special care and attention by the government and health practitioners, as well as family members, this would greatly reduce the death rate of many of them who are affected.”  She also expressed gratitude  to some of the doctors and nurses from the center for their support in helping patients by providing care and attention at the critical time of need by people wanting to survive.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Finland smokes the Swedes 6-1

first_imgIn Dawson Creek, Team Canada White beat up the Czech Republic by a score of 7-2.Jakob Pelletier opened the scoring 3:52 into the first frame to make it 1-0. Ethan Keppen and Graeme Clarke had the helpers. Ethan Keppen would get his second point of the period after a goal at 17:11 with Jaxon Bellamy and Graeme Clarke were the setup tandem on the 2-0 goal.The Canadians didn’t let up in the middle frame as Jake Lee scored on the power play at 14:27, Graeme Clarke got his first assist of the period on Lee’s 3-0 marker. Almost four minutes later Jakob Pelletier scored his second of the night off a feed from Graeme Clarke who had four assists on the night. Braden Schneider had the other helper on the 4-0 tally. Finally, Connor McMichael found the net to make it 5-0 just before the end of the second period.The Czech’s broke the goose egg at 7:23 of the third period after Martin Lang scored on the power play, Simon Kubicek and Filip Prikryl had the helpers on the 5-1 goal. However, thirteen seconds later Canada white forward Joe Carroll beat the Czech netminder for the 6-1 goal after taking the feed from Thomas Pelletier and Nathan Staios. Lang got another one back for the visitors once again on the powerplay. Filip Prikryl and Simon Kubicek were the setup tandem on the 6-2 Braden marker at 15:16. Schneider made it 7-2 with just under two minutes remaining as Nathan Staios and Ethan Keppen set him up.Advertisement Goaltender Taylor Gauthier made 25 of 27 saves for the Canadians. The Czech Republic netminding duo made 28 0f 35 saves.Graeme Clarke led all skaters with four helpers. Ethan Keppen had three points in the win. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Team Finland improved to 2-1 after a 6-1 thrashing of Sweden on Tuesday afternoon at the North Peace Arena.The Swede’s would open the scoring thanks to a goal by Max Wahlgren who was set up by Joel Wahlgren. Sweden took the 1-0 lead into the first intermission after a lackluster opening period from the Fin’s.In the middle stanza the Fin’s tied up the score at 1-1 after Henri Nikkanen found the net after a great individual effort at 10:18 into the period. Exactly eight minutes later Wiljami Myllyla beat the Swedish goaltender to make it 2-1. Santuu Hakanen and Jusso Parssinen were the setup tandem. The Fin’s skated into the locker room after 40 minutes of play, up 2-1.- Advertisement -Finland dominated play in the third frame, as four different players have found twine. Patrik Puistola on the powerplay scored at 8:35 of the third to give the Fin’s a 3-1 lead. Kalle Loponen and Leevi Aaltonen got the assists. Not even three minutes later Mikko Petman made it 4-1 after depositing a feed from Patrik Puistola. Two twenty-six after that Henri Nikkanen made it 5-1 as Puistola got his third point of the period. Mikko Petman had the other helper. Anton Lundell rounded out the scoring as he scored Finland’s sixth goal. Veeti Miettinen had the lone assist.Patrick Puistola had 3 points and Henri Nikkanen and Mikko Petman each chipped in with a goal and an assist.Netminder Kari Piiroinen stopped 32 of 33 shots he faced for Finland. Hugo Alnefelt made 36 of 42 saves.Advertisementlast_img read more

Accident at Mile 73 sends motorcyclist to hospital

first_imgA motorcyclist from the United States is being taken to Fort St. John hospital this afternoon after an accident at Mile 73 of the Alaska Highway.Fort St. John RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says two motorcyclists from the U.S. were travelling along the highway around 12:15 p.m., and were pulling into The Shepherd’s Inn at Mile 73.“They were turning into the Inn, and the second motorcycle ran into the first motorcycle. We’re not sure why,” said Shelkie.- Advertisement -One of the motorcyclists is on his way to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, said Shelkie. The other sustained only minor injuries.The accident slowed traffic along the highway to a single lane, however, both lanes are now open.Officers continue to investigate.Advertisementlast_img read more

Roma warm up for Liverpool with SPAL win

first_imgBut Saturday’s defeat at the San Siro is more devastating for the former European giants whose sixth position and Europa League berth is now threatened by Atalanta — two points behind — who play Torino on Sunday.“When you play without soul, you get embarrassed like this,” said an angry Gattuso.“We have to apologise to the fans, because we wear a prestigious jersey and we can’t have embarrassing nights like this.”Pietro Iemmello’s 29th minute strike was enough to seal all three points for the southerners, who were down to ten men after Cheick Diabate’s sending off.It gave Roberto De Zerbi’s side just their fifth win of the campaign, and first away victory.However, it merely delays their probable relegation from Serie A as they are still 12 points from safety with five games to play.Franck Kessie came closest to an equaliser on the hour mark when he rattled the crossbar, with Patrick Cutrone also heading wide on 74 minutes.Benevento’s top scorer Diabate came on in place of Iemmello after an hour but was sent off ten minutes before the end.But still Milan could not take advantage of their extra man, becoming the first team to fail to beat Benevento this season.“Today a little Benevento proved you can be great with heart and the desire to play football,” said goalkeeper Christian Puggioni.– ‘Step in right direction’ –Earlier Roma eased past SPAL three days before the Champions League semi-final first leg against Liverpool at Anfield.Eusebio Di Francesco’s Romans have 67 points from 34 games — three ahead of city rivals Lazio who can pull level again when they host Sampdoria on Sunday.“The performance was excellent,” said Di Francesco.“The team’s attitude three days before such an important match with Liverpool is an important step in the right direction.“This is a side that has great goals in its head, a team that looks at the present and not the future, and it’s a moment of great satisfaction for me.”A Francesco Vicari own goal gave Roma a first-half lead in Ferrara with Radja Nainggolan and Patrik Schick adding two more in an eight-minute spell in the second half.SPAL fell to their first defeat in nine games leaving their top-flight survival increasingly in doubt as they sit just one point above the relegation zone.Di Francesco rotated his side ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Anfield with Argentinian left-back Jonathan Silva getting his first start since his January signing.Roma’s top scorer Edin Dzeko stayed on the bench alongside captain Daniele De Rossi with the visitors missing three chances in the first half — Stephan El Shaarawy misfiring twice and Lorenzo Pellegrini also missing a third opportunity.Pellegrini contributed to the opener, crossing a low ball into the area as Vicari turned into his own net when trying to anticipate Kevin Strootman in a scramble in front of goal.But Nainggolan — wearing the captain’s armband and one of many Serie A players to smudge a red streak on his cheek in support of a campaign against violence against women — missed a chance for a second sending the ball into the side netting just before the break.But seven minutes into the second half the Belgian sent a diagonal half-volley into the bottom corner, with Pellegrini setting up Schick to head in the third on the hour mark.It was the first goal for Czech forward Schick since he joined Roma on loan from Sampdoria last August.Fiorentina fell to a 1-0 defeat at lowly Sassuolo, to stay three points behind AC Milan and the Europa League berths.Champions Juventus and second-placed Napoli go head-to-head Sunday in a clash which could decide the Serie A title.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000On target: Roma’s Czech forward Patrik Schick scores the third goal © AFP / MIGUEL MEDINAMILAN, Italy, Apr 22 – Roma warmed up for next week’s Champions League clash with Liverpool by easing past SPAL 3-0 on Saturday but AC Milan’s European hopes took a knock with a shock 1-0 defeat against tailenders Benevento.Benevento had earned their first ever Serie A point last December in Naples in Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso’s first game in charge when goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli scored an injury-time equaliser.last_img read more

Brendan Rodgers cites long-term injury to Jon Flanagan as factor in Liverpool’s failed title bid

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes the Premier League title race came down to fine margins after watching his side hold champions Chelsea to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.First-half goals from both captains, John Terry and Steven Gerrard, meant honours finished even in West London; a result which all but ended the Reds’ faint hopes of Champions League qualification.Rodgers was upbeat after the match and was full of praise for his players after a turbulent season at Anfield, citing a mixture of good signings by the Blues and bad luck for his side as conducive to Chelsea’s title success.“The difference is pretty clear. At the end of last season when we nearly won the league, Chelsea signed three players in [Thibaut] Courtois, [Cesc] Fabregas and [Diego] Costa and won it this season,” said the Irishman.“We’ve lost three starters in [Luis] Suarez, [Daniel] Sturridge who has been injured and young Jon Flanagan – that’s over 50 goals.”Liverpool are now six points behind Manchester United in fourth with just two games remaining and a far inferior goal difference, but Rodgers hailed his side after a spirited display against the runaway Premier League winners.He said: “We didn’t start well and they got the goal – it was a difficult period but we grew into it.“In the second half we were outstanding and clearly the better team. We just lacked the quality in the final third.”Rodgers was also quick to pay tribute to departing skipper Gerrard, who has just two games left in his Liverpool career before departing to the MLS, and was given a standing ovation after being substituted in the second half.“He’s been a world class player, any stick that he’s ever get from Chelsea over the years is because he’s a world class talent,” added Rodgers.“I just wanted to give him that touch at the end of the game [substituting Gerrard] – they [the Chelsea fans] gave him a great send off and it’s nice for the player to feel that.”last_img read more

PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES

first_imgResultsIt was a busy time at Portsalon Golf club over the holiday week end. The events attracted large turnouts on Saturday and Sunday however the rain decended upon the course on Monday and only a few ventured to play. The results over the week end were as follows; Saturday 5th May the winner was Paul Mc Intyre (24) 38 points B.O.T Runner up:Joe Hensey (12) 38 points Gross:Eamon Mc Dermott (3) 30 points Third: Anthony Toland (17) 37 points. The CSS was 36 points. Sunday 6th May the winner was Jim Toal (22) 40 points Gross:Pascal Cullen (6) 31 B.O.Third:Johnny Kelly (17) 38 points The CSS was 36 points. Monday 7th May the winner was Pauric Morrison with 34 pointsDonegal Links ClassicThe biggest and one of the most eagerly awaited golfing events in the North West is almost upon us. The Donegal Links Classic which is staged over three of Donegal’s most prestigious links golf courses Ballyliffen, Portsalon and Rosapenna golf courses. The Donegal Links Classic is scheduled to run over three days 4th 5th & 6th June 2012.The Donegal Links Classic is one of the longest running team events in the golfing calendar year and is well worth a visit for anyone interested. The format as in previous years is a team of four (gents or ladies). There is a host of prizes on offer daily team and individual prizes on each of the course on a daily basis and the overall prizes for the three days golfing. In order to ensure your place in this magnificent golfing event contact Ballyliffen Golf Club on 074 9376119 EventsOn Saturday 12th there is a gents open competition, Sunday 13th a mambers competition and Wednesday 16th a gents open competition. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions at Portsalon Golf Club, contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at www.portsalongolfclub.comTeam NewsIt was a busy weekend for teams representing Portsalon golf club which also had mixed results. On Friday even. On Sunday the Eugene Gallagher led his team in the Jimmy Breun First out was the over 50’s who entertained Bundoran golf club. Following the first leg match the Portasalon team led by three and half to one and half matches. The match was eventually called in as the first team of Paddy Sheridan and Cathal Toland were winners by four and two and the third match of Shaun Shields and Tony Kingston were winners by five up with three to play. Both these victories gave the home team the necessary points to advance. The opponents in the next round will be either Rosapenna or Murvagh golf club. Also on Friday evening Cathal Canning had his team in action in the return leg of the senior competition against Gweedore golf club. Trailing by five matches to two from the first leg Cathal had his team up for their challenge. Having lost the opening two matches the Portsalon team won all the remaining five matches to tie the match on five matches each. The tie was decided on the extra tie hole and Gweedore emerged victorious. On Sunday the first of the Jimmy Bruen qualifying was held in Nairn Portnoo and the Portsalon team failed to qualify.The team events continue on Sunday as Seanus Farren sets out on his inaugural team captain’s event with the Pierce Purcell qualifying taking place at Greencastle golf club and the Ulster fourball play their second round first leg match as Hugh Mc Ginley leads his team to Malone Golf Club.Match PlayThe first round of the clubs match play competition is now completed. All second round matches must be played by 31st May. Damage to the CourseThe Captain D P Logue and head green keeper John Shields would like to thank the members and the Milford Fire Service who assisted during the recent fires on the course.Mixed FoursomesThe team captain of this season’s mixed foursomes has arranged competitions each Friday evening at 6.30. On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenancePORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 11th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Portsalon Golf Club Noteslast_img read more

HORROR AS ELDERLY CANCER PATIENT WAITS 14 HOURS ON A LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL TROLLEY

first_imgLetterkenny General HospitalA Donegal woman today spoke on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta of her family’s distress after their elderly mother, a cancer patient, spent 14 hours on a trolley in Letterkenny Hospital A&E.Speaking of her mother’s experience, Bríd Nic Suibhne told the Barrscéalta programme on Raidió na Gaeltachta today that her mother ‘was just a number’.Máire Uí Dhomhnaill from Gaoth Dobhair was brought to hospital at 5 pm on Monday evening, and had to wait overnight on a trolley until 7 am the following morning before getting a bed. “My mother had blood taken, and had to answer personal questions, sitting on trolley in a hallway in A&E. She had no privacy at all.“She was just a number. I asked where she was on the list to be seen and I was told she was fifth. Two and a half hours later, she was fourth.’“We were told that if my mother got sick, she was to come straight to the hospital to oncology. Everyone knows that cancer patients undergoing treatment need to be protected from picking up other illnesses. It’s very dangerous. We have been told that an illness like a cold or pneumonia could kill her.’“This is our story today, but tomorrow it will be somebody else’s.” Bríd praised the work of doctors and nurses who do their very best in very difficult circumstances, but questioned the management of the hospital.“There is something very wrong with the system. Why does my mother have to go through A&E when she gets sick? She should be able to go directly to oncology where her own doctors can look after her. What do the politicians and the health service managers have to say on this?’Bríd Nic Suibhne was speaking today on Barrscéalta on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.A short time ago Donegal Sinn Féin TDs, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and Pearse Doherty said they are urgently attempting to raise the renewed crisis at the Accident and Emergency Ward of Letterkenny General Hospital with the Minister for Health, James Reilly.They have expressed their serious concern at news that emergency patients from the southern half of the county are being diverted to Sligo Regional Hospital and that there was an attempt to divert emergency patients from Inishowen to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry. They said: “There is clearly a staffing crisis at Letterkenny General Hospital that has now inevitably impacted on patients across Donegal. We are calling on the Minister to remove the moratorium on the hiring of nurses and other medical professionals at the hospital.“The team at Letterkenny General Hospital have been heroic in their response to the flooding crisis last year and it is frankly disgraceful that the moratorium enforced by this Government has increased the hugely stressful circumstances they have to work in.“We are also seriously concerned at the impact on other Departments throughout the hospital due to the shortage of nurses and other medical professionals up to consultant level. Many staff are working long hours that saps their morale”.“There is also the issue of how Specialist Registrars, so crucial to hospitals, are allocated to Letterkenny General. As we revealed last year, based on the number of inpatients being served by the hospital every year, Letterkenny General receives the lowest budget allocation in the state and is allocated the lowest number of medical professionals from the system in the state. “This injustice has to stop and we intend to raise this matter urgently with the Minister and confront this injustice head on again”.HORROR AS ELDERLY CANCER PATIENT WAITS 14 HOURS ON A LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL TROLLEY was last modified: January 15th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:hospitalletterkennytrolleyswaiting timelast_img read more