Funding ‘discrimination’ against Letterkenny University Hospital raised in Seanad

first_img Facebook By admin – October 6, 2016 Twitter Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Facebook Google+ Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Twitter LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Google+ There are calls for what’s been described as funding “discrimination” against Letterkenny Hospital to end.Figures suggest that Dublin hospitals are allocated two to three times more than Donegal.Donegal Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has raised the funding “discrimination” against Donegal’s major county hospital, Letterkenny University Hospital in the Seanad and appealed to the Minister for Health, Simon Harris to urgently review the funding system for hospitals across the State.We already know that last year, Letterkenny University Hospital received the lowest budget allocation from the HSE of the top ten hospitals in the State this despite Letterkenny University Hospital now being the sixth largest hospital in the State with 23,262 inpatients last year.Senator Padraig MacLochlainn points out that Letterkenny University Hospital has been provided with the lowest budget of the top ten hospitals at €4,788 per inpatient, closely followedby Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.The four Dublin hospitals in the top ten all have funding allocations of over €10,000 per inpatient.The Senator says the gaps in funding can be explained to some extent by the complexity of procedures and range of specialities at each hospital but he concludes that the the huge gaps in some cases are as a result of discrimination.He has appealed to the Minister for Health to urgently review what he says deeply unfair funding system. Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Previous articleDail hears calls for emergency fund to support Donegal tillage farmersNext articleGAA Programme – 5/10/16 admin Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Funding ‘discrimination’ against Letterkenny University Hospital raised in Seanadlast_img read more

RollDock storms onto the scene

first_imgHLPFI reported that RollDock Storm had been delivered to RollDock from Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) on June 11.RollDock explained that while the vessel was still in the shipbuilder’s yard, it was awarded a contract by Belgian dredging company DEME to transport equipment for the Sabetta dredging project.Four vessels were lifted onto RollDock Storm, including the 250-tonne LIZ V, 75-tonne Guardian, a passenger boat with the dimensions 22 m x 7.5 m x 3, plus an extra supporting vessel.Also floated onto the vessel were 100 m long floating hoses, a pontoon measuring 30 m x 11 m x 1.95 m and the Multicat, Zwerver III, which had the dimensions 27 m x 11 m x 3 m.With the cargo lashed and secured, RollDock Storm set sail. After a 10 day stop at Murmansk to complete Customs formalities and approvals needed to sail the Northern Sea Route (NSR), the RollDock Storm sailed via the Barents and Kara Seas to reach the final discharging location in Sabetta.  RollDock’s vessel RollDock Sea has also been busy with the collection, sea transportation and delivery of four push tugs from Izmit, Turkey to Nueva Palmira in Uruguay.The project was undertaken in stages, with two tugs being transported per journey. Upon arrival in Nueva Palmira, the push tugs were immediately discharged and put into service.  Watch a video of the transport here:  www.roll-group.comlast_img read more