HSE warns patients of disruptions during planned nurses’ strike

first_imgMany health services in hospitals, day centres and community nursing are set to be affected by the planned INMO nurses’ strike this Wednesday, 30th January.Up to 35,000 nurses and midwives who are members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation will carry out a 24-hour work stoppage this Wednesday in a pay dispute. Contingency plans are in place to ensure lifesaving care and emergency response teams are not compromised on this day.However, the HSE has advised that a number of services and procedures are cancelled nationally.  Patients are due to be contacted directly if their appointments or procedures are being affected. Services not available on Wednesday, 30th January:Local injury units will not operatePlanned inpatient surgery will be cancelled, except for cancer surgery. Inpatient is when you need to stay in hospital for one night or more.Planned day case procedures will be cancelled. Day case is when you are given a hospital bed or a trolley but will not stay overnight.All outpatient appointments are cancelled. This includes adult, maternity and paediatric appointments. Outpatient is when you go to hospital for an appointment but don’t stay overnight.If a pregnant woman needs urgent assessment due to the cancellation of an appointment, she should go to the emergency admission roomAll day centres operated by the HSE and specified agencies where nurses are employed will close (people affected will be notified)All routine community nursing services and health centre clinics where nurses participate will be cancelledAll day hospitals or outpatient appointments in community nursing hospitals or units will be cancelledServices that are operating on the day of the strike:Emergency departments (adult and children). Please only attend our emergency services if absolutely essentialUrgent cancer surgery – you will be contacted directly by hospitals about your surgeryMaternity services (Delivery suites, home births, special care baby units, neonatal)Colposcopy servicesOncology services (chemotherapy and radiotherapy)DialysisPlanned obstetric procedures (based on clinical need)Planned essential services delivered at homeResidential care of older people and people with intellectual disability in centres operated by the HSE and specified agenciesPalliative careLimited newborn screening will be availableTalks between nurses and the HSE aiming to prevent this week’s strike failed at the Workplace Relations Commission on Friday.The INMO strike would be the second national strike in the INMO’s hundred-year history. The organisation has called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to intervene in the dispute as they continue to prepare for strike action. HSE warns patients of disruptions during planned nurses’ strike was last modified: January 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:HSEimnonurses strikelast_img read more

Talis Takes on Amazon With Pot of Structured Data in the Sky

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick By making available databases of human genomic data, US census records and other data of public interest, the Amazon Public Data Sets are an incredible resource. They’re like a 21st century Public Library for robots to patronize. In this emerging era of flourishing data-centric applications, though, the state of the art never stands still.Forty year old British technology platform Talis (background) announced this week that it now offers free, perpetual storage and keyless API access to semantically marked-up large data sets. The offering is called the Talis Connected Commons and it’s the kind of thing that anyone with a geekish imagination can get excited about.The SettingIf the current web economy is being rocked by easy publishing systems that make the people formerly known as “consumers” capable of publishing and socializing around content of their own creation – then the next step of internet evolution may come in the form of automated systems able to process meaning and patterns out of large amounts of user-created and other information. When structured, free and available programmatically in bulk – that data is like a big pot of gold for developers. While Amazon offers free access to data sets, transport of the data is still paid for by users. The Talis Connected Commons also offers an API by default (a SPARQl end point, in particular) and is focused specifically on semantic data. The system is made for public sharing – two variations of Creative Commons licenses are supported for the data stored there. Talis is requesting that data set owners email a short description of their content to the company for approval and inclusion on the site.In other words, there’s no gold in the pot yet. Talis is more than well established and this offering is aimed at such a sweet spot that the only way the Connected Commons won’t be filled with good data is if the company totally drops the ball. We don’t expect that to happen.The PlotThis project is in the same vein as Nova Spivak’s forthcoming ontology authoring and hosting service, the vision of open source microblogging as the future of business intelligence and more.There’s a chain of events that news like this helps fill out. First, massive bodies of data are created or gathered, books are scanned, census data is collected, and patients donate their anonymous aggregate medical data to science. Next, the data is semantically analyzed and marked up (through any number of different semantic processing engines). Then, the data is stored and an API is made available (this is where the Talis Connected Commons comes in). Finally, developers build applications that leverage the smart data offered up through the platform, data visualizers find new stories to tell in images built from the marked up data and new relationships between people, organizations and concepts have the mist cleared away from them through systematic analysis of various permutations of previously unavailable structured data.Amazon Public Datasets include things like human genomic data, US census data, and data parsed from Wikipedia. What will the Talis Connected Commons provide a home and API for? We look forward to finding out. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#Amazon#NYT#Semantic Web#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Derrick Rose leaves Cavaliers to handle personal matter

first_imgDerrick Rose #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles the ball against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on November 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — Derrick Rose’s injuries may have pushed him to a breaking point.The former league MVP, who has been trying to revive his career with the Cavaliers, left the team earlier this week to handle a personal matter. A team spokesman said Friday that Rose has been excused since Wednesday and there is no timetable for his return.ADVERTISEMENT After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads “We want him to take his time — just know the team, the coaches, the organization, we all have his back and wish him well,” Lue said before the Cavs, who have won six straight, hosted the Charlotte Hornets. “We expect to have him back. I reached out to him and texted him and told him that we support him. We know he’s going through a tough time right now.”Rose has played in just seven of Cleveland’s 18 games this season because of a left ankle injury the point guard sustained while driving to the basket on Oct. 20 in Milwaukee. He’s averaging 14.3 points per game in his first season with Cleveland.Rose’s career has been slowed by knee injuries, which have required surgeries. He sat out the entire 2012-13 season in Chicago and played only 10 games the following year due to injury.The medical issues have taken an understandable toll on Rose.“He has been through injury after injury for the last few years,” Hornets coach Steve Clifford said. “When you’ve played at an MVP level like he has, I’m sure that’s hard to take. Listen, he’s still playing at a high level. I think he averaged 18 points last year with New York and was playing well when he got hurt this month. They always say the toughest thing for the great ones is when you lose a step.”ADVERTISEMENT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Rivals kick off title clash Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination PLAY LIST 01:02Experiencing traffic? Book a ‘ride-sharing flight’ to your destination01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel01:34After polls, Poe shares light moment with her staff02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay The team did not offer any other details about Rose’s absence.ESPN reported that Rose is taking personal time “to evaluate his future in the NBA.” A team source told ESPN that Rose’s numerous injuries are “taking a toll on him mentally.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingRose’s agent, B.J. Armstrong, did not immediately return messages from the AP seeking comment.Cavs coach Tyronn Lue expects Rose to return to the team. The 29-year-old Rose had been excited about a new start with Cleveland after spending last season with the New York Knicks. He signed a one-year, $2.1 million free agent contract this summer with the Cavs and was expected to be the team’s backup point guard behind Isaiah Thomas.However, Thomas is still recovering from a hip injury sustained last season with Boston, and Rose was thrust into a starting role.Rose dropped some weight to pressure off his knee joints, and showed flashes of his former self before getting hurt. The ankle had been bothering him for nearly a month when Cavs coach Tyronn Lue announced last week that Rose would be sidelined for “at least” two more weeks.Rose had been wearing a walking boot and undergoing treatment on his ankle.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img LATEST STORIES ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Malditas save PH from shutoutlast_img read more