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Making lolly with Limerick veggie pops

Making lolly with Limerick veggie pops

| October 6, 2016

IRELAND is set to become Europe’s most obese nation within the next decade, with some estimates suggesting we will be the fattest people in the world by 2030. Yet there’s still time for us to defy those rather gloomy predictions. A good start might be to replace those chocolate-coated, sugar-loaded treats in our shopping bags […]

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Why do celebrities love Botox and Fillers so much?

Why do celebrities love Botox and Fillers so much?

| November 19, 2015

Let’s look at Botox and Fillers to see what the hype is all about! Did you know that Botox is now the most popular cosmetic treatment, with more than 6 million treatments administered every single year all around the world? But what exactly is it, and what does it do? Well, to give it its full […]

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Developments at Croom and St Itas

Developments at Croom and St Itas

| August 25, 2015

A NEW surgical centre and outpatient facility at Croom orthopaedic hospital along with an increase in the number of long-stay patient beds at St. Ita’s Hospital in Newcastlewest are among developments planned by the HSE in Limerick. Confirmation that work is to proceed at both hospitals was welcomed this week by Limerick Fine Gael TD […]

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Hospital does not pass HIQA muster

Hospital does not pass HIQA muster

| February 23, 2015

A HIQA inspection at the University Hospital in Dooradoyle Limerick has highlighted concerns about hand hygiene, cleanliness, infections and overcrowding. The inspection was carried out in November 2014 and January 2015. HIQA found that hand hygiene practices were not up to standard and have instructed that management should carry out monitoring. The November inspection also […]

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The wheels on the chair go round and round…

The wheels on the chair go round and round…

| November 28, 2014

LIMERICK as a city has many facilities for wheelchair users. But able-bodied people regularly abuse them, parking in wheelchair spaces or parking too close to a car with a ‘disabled’ badge to allow the disabled person get in or out. Reporter Bernie English teamed up with full-time carer Tom Clifford to spend a day in […]

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Limerick orthodontist speaks out about dental care

Limerick orthodontist speaks out about dental care

| November 5, 2014

A LIMERICK-based orthodontist has spoken of his concerns about people’s “surprisingly low” level of dental awareness. Dr David Beckett, whose dental clinic operates out of Killoran House on Catherine Place, has expressed serious concern about the lack of care people show for their teeth. “The majority of people don’t know much about their teeth at all […]

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Pregnancy care team and midwife at Mothercare event

Pregnancy care team and midwife at Mothercare event

| October 1, 2014

IF YOU are expecting a new member to the family then the Baby & Me event at Mothercare in the Crescent Shopping Centre next Sunday October 5 from 10am to 12noon is the place to be. This free event is the perfect opportunity for first time mums and dads. It’s also a great refresher for […]

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Nurses union calls for major emergency plan as 47 wait on trolleys in Limerick

Nurses union calls for major emergency plan as 47 wait on trolleys in Limerick

| September 30, 2014

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation is calling for the implementation of the Major Emergency Plan at University Hospital Limerick to bring about a level of control and safety at the Emergency Department. At 8am on Monday, 47 patients, who were admitted in the previous two days, but for whom no beds were available, were […]

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Limerick hospital group in financial trouble

Limerick hospital group in financial trouble

| September 25, 2014

THE UNIVERSITY of Limerick Hospital group was €18.4 million over budget up to July of this year and waiting lists for procedures for both children and adults have increased considerably since the beginning of the year. The news of the massive budget overrun is highlighted in the latest Performance Assurance Report compiled by the Health […]

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Andrew’s friendly approach to improving Limerick’s fitness

Andrew’s friendly approach to improving Limerick’s fitness

| September 25, 2014

PEOPLE looking to lose weight and improve their fitness can join in a friendly ‘boot camp’ in Corbally for the next three weeks, thanks to the generosity of a local trainer. Andrew Beatty is running the free of charge programme at St Munchin’s school, which gets under way on this Saturday September 27 at 10am […]

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