Funding granted for range of healthcare projects across Donegal

first_imgMinister for Health Simon Harris TD, has announced the successful applicants for the €20 million Sláintecare Integration fund which includes projects across Donegal.Of the 122, successful applicants 12 were from within Community Healthcare Organisation Area 1 which includes Donegal, Cavan, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo).The projects span across Primary Care, Social Care, and Health and Wellbeing. Three of the projects are joined CHO 1 and Saolta Hospital Group initiatives demonstrating the importance of integration of community and hospital services.Within Donegal the following projects were successful:1. Development of a comprehensive Heart Failure Integrated Care Service for the whole of Donegal. This is a joint project between Primary care services and Letterkenny University Hospital. It will result in two teams of nurses one based in the community and one in LUH who will support GPs and practice Nurses to manage heart failure patients. They will support the early diagnosis of heart failure in the community by providing testing to monitor how the heart is functioning. They will support GPs in establishing heart failure registries and clinics. The project will also encompass education of patients and family members to better enable them to manage their heart conditions.2. Establishment of a community oxygen assessment service in Donegal. This will enable patients who have respiratory disease such as COPD to have their oxygen needs assessed and monitored in Primary Care settings. Thus allowing oxygen therapy to be administered accordingly. 3. Supporting individuals with early onset dementia in the Inishowen area. This will be carried out through the provision of a support worker to support both individual’s/family members and carers once a diagnosis of dementia has been confirmed.4. Improving access to healthcare through promoting the use of the HSE Health Passport. This is a joint project between Primary Care and Sligo and Letterkenny University Hospitals. The HSE Health Passport is a communication tool designed to support people with an Intellectual Disability express their needs when in a healthcare setting.5. Establish an Optometry Service within Donegal Primary Care Ophthalmic clinics. The Optometrist will deliver eye care as part of a Primary Care eye Team including Orthoptists, Nurses, Medical Ophthalmologists, Ophthalmic technicians and Administrative staff. Ophthalmic clinics will help reduce waiting lists and enhance delivery of care in a cost effective manner.6. Initiation of Specialist Medical Retina Clinical Services and Intravitreal Injections (injection in to the back of the eye) in Donegal Community Ophthalmic Service. At present all patients in Donegal requiring investigation and management of medical retina conditions of the eye are referred to Sligo University Hospital as they have a dedicated Ophthalmic Unit. Commencing specialist medical retina clinics at St Conal’s Hospital and an injection service at Letterkenny University Hospital would mean that patients no longer have to travel to Sligo for this treatment.7. Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) for Community Ophthalmic service Donegal. SLT is an outpatient procedure performed in a single treatment in the clinic which treats the internal drainage channel of the eye. This allows for increased drainage and reduction in pressure in the eye. The development of a SLT service for glaucoma in Donegal will reduce the need for referral to Sligo University hospital. The Chief Officer, for CHO 1, Mr John Hayes welcomed the Sláintecare Integration funding stating “These projects will aid in enhancing and developing services for patients across the five counties. It will aid in the delivery of quality healthcare to the most vulnerable in our health system. I look forward to working with all of the project teams in the implementation of these initiatives”.The Sláintecare Action Plan 2019 establishes the building blocks for a significant shift in the way in which health services are delivered in Ireland. It seeks to deliver on the Future of Healthcare Committee’s vision of a health system in which care is provided in the right place, at the right time, by the right person.These projects will benefit the population through promoting the engagement and empowerment of citizens in the care of their own health. They will enable Health care professionals to scale and share examples of best practice and processes for chronic disease management and the care of older people. Overall they will support the delivery of integrated care and the shift to community care in innovative new ways, helping to reduce and prevent hospital visits.The funding for the 12 projects in CHO 1 amounts to approximately €1.3 million. They cover a number of areas including Respiratory Services, Falls prevention and Management in Older persons, Diabetes Care, Ophthalmic Services, Dementia Support, Access to Healthcare for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability, Chronic Disease Management, Cardiac Failure and Social Prescribing. Funding granted for range of healthcare projects across Donegal was last modified: September 22nd, 2019 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:donegalfundingHealthcarelast_img read more

South Africa pushes for Grand Inga hydropower project go-ahead

first_img5 November 2014The Grand Inga Hydropower project may prove to be South Africa’s solution to the current and future energy challenges if the South African legislature ratifies the treaty on the energy scheme with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).The treaty, signed by South Africa and the DRC in October this year, provides the framework for the facilitation of power generation from the Grand Inga project and its delivery to the border between the DRC and Zambia.On Tuesday, 5 November, South African parliament’s portfolio committee on energy made a recommendation that the legislature make an official decision on the hydropower project to be built on the Inga dams along the Congo River. The multi- phase hydro power station has the potential to generate approximately 40 000MW, sufficient to power half of Africa.Inga 3The ratification of the treaty will pave the way for the development of Inga 3, which will provide 2 500 MW of electricity to South Africa and contribute to regional integration, energy security and economic growth in an environmentally sustainable manner.Two existing dams, Inga 1 and 2, have been in operation since 1972 and 1982 respectively, together generating nearly 1 800 MW. The next phase of the Grand Inga project, Inga 3, is expected to cost in the region of US$12-billion and produce around 4 800 MW of electricity.Subsequent phases, adding up to an eventual total capacity of 40 000 MW, will allow countries in southern Africa, north-east Africa and parts of west Africa to benefit from production at the site. It is envisaged that a new transmission line from the DRC to South Africa will be constructed after Inga 3. The transmission line will most probably go through Zambia and Zimbabwe and Botswana.Security concernsBriefing the committee, South African ambassador to the DRC, Ntshikiwane Mashimbye, said the only concern at the moment is the security and financial situation in the DRC. However, in order for the committee to effectively deal with this, an oversight visit to the DRC will suffice. “This is a project that separates us as a generation that wants to change a continent to a different one,’ he said.Adding, Mashimbye said the project is not about generating electricity for the DRC and its neighbours, but about the industrialisation of Africa. “All conflicts will never come to an end until we have the requisite energy and industrialise the continent,’ said Mashimbye.Deputy Minister for Energy Thembisile Majola said South Africa is playing an active role to end the current political conflicts in the DRC. “We have lost lives in the DRC. We continue to be present to try and secure that country because we know that the day when the giant rises the continent will also rise,’ she said.Inga has potential to supply clean energySouth Africa’s cabinet approved the ratification of the treaty on the Grand Inga hydropower project between South Africa and the DRC on 22 August 2014. Announcing the decision on the day, Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, said the Inga project has the potential to supply clean and affordable imported hydroelectric power to meet the needs of the DRC, South Africa and surrounding countries.“The project holds the potential to fast-track SADC development, alleviate energy poverty, stimulate economic growth and facilitate infrastructure development.“This represents one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken on the African continent, and one which will long be a resounding symbol of the rise of Africa and her people,” he said.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

NLEX to submit trade proposal involving Poy Erram, Paul Desiderio, Abu Tratter Monday

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ “As far back as the Asian Games, the Blackwater Elite have been discussing a trade with us involving Poy Erram,” the statement read.The Road Warriors also said that the trade shipping the rookies, which eventually became Desiderio and Tratter, to the Elite for Erram had already been discussed Sunday morning.“Both teams reached an understanding this morning that a trade involving Poy for our first round picks would be a mutually beneficial move for the teams and the players themselves.”ADVERTISEMENT Road Warriors head coach Yeng Guiao earlier said during the PBA Draft Sunday at Robinson’s Manila that their plan for Desiderio, the No. 4 overall pick, and Tratter, the No. 7 overall pick, is to trade them for a quality big man that will help bolster the roster.“We are immensely grateful for the outpouring of support we received after picking Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter in the first round,” said the team in a statement Sunday night. “Paul and Abu are exceptional young men and any team would be happy to have them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefAccording to the statement, Guiao took Desiderio and Tratter to dinner immediately after the draft to discuss the club’s plans.It was common knowledge that Guiao was impressed with Erram since he handled the big man during the Asian Games in Indonesia in August and the draft handed him the opportunity to bid for Blackwater’s center. MANILA, Philippines—NLEX is set to submit its trade proposal on Monday that will ship rookies Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter to Blackwater for national team center Poy Erram.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets02:42PH 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 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READcenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Paul Zamar headed to San Miguel Beermen Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more