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Mac LOCHLAINN ASKS HEALTH MINISTER TO HOLD INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO HOSPITAL FLOODING

first_imgDonegal Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn has written to Health Minister Leo Varadkar demanding an independent inquiry into flooding at Letterkenny General Hospital.Gardai at the latest flooding at Letterkenny General Hospital.The Sinn Fein TD says the public’s confidence in the location, planning and design of the building is “now in shreds.”He said another investigation and remedial action by the HSE is now not good enough. Deputy Mac Lochlainn even suggested points of reference for any inquiry which may be held.He asked Minister Varadkar “I am asking you and your Government colleagues to instigate a full independent inquiry. I believe that the public interest would best be served if this were to be a Commission of Investigation, led by a suitably qualified retired judge with a panel of experts appointed by and available to him or her.”He added that the people of Donegal have been forced to endure a serious curtailment of hospital services as a result of the flooding.The following is the full text of the letter sent by Deputy Mac Lochlainn to Minister Varadkar. Dear Minister Varadkar,As you aware, the site of the medical block at Letterkenny General Hospital with the Accident and Emergency Ward on the ground floor, was flooded again recently for the third time. I understand that it was initially flooded during the construction phase.As you can appreciate, the confidence of the people of Donegal in the location, planning and design of this block is now in shreds. They have also endured the serious curtailment of services, at times, at their hospital as a result. Not to mention the financial cost.Another investigation and remedial action by the HSE will not suffice.I am asking you and your Government colleagues to instigate a full independent inquiry. I believe that the public interest would best be served if this were to be a Commission of Investigation, led by a suitably qualified retired judge with a panel of experts appointed by and available to him or her. In relation to the terms of reference for the investigation, I would suggest the following:That the investigation examine the location, planning and design of the block and review the various flooding incidents that have occurred from the “turning of the sod” through to the present.The investigation must include full access to all data held by the relevant national and local government bodies and building contractors, from incubation, conception, delivery and sign off. This should include access to internal and external recruitment from the HSE for the project management team (office) to ensure that the employees who were in daily control of the project were hired in accordance with the Governments own legislation based on competence, experience and qualifications.At least one member of the expert panel to be appointed should have extensive troubleshooting and multi phased project experience to allow cohesion with the rest of the panel and to clarify on each specialty and areas of difference (an information developer) Full and unrestrictive access to all of the projects communications, electronic, hard copy and data storage to include but not exhaustive of all email and hard copy documents.Entire collection of project/programme controls, monitoring and evaluation, budgets, risk analysis, risk and controls logs, minutes of meetings from both internal, external, multi-tier organisations and internal and external minutes of meetings.The entire collection of ‘Business Case’ management files and the compiled and unedited versions of all of the projects workings.To report back to Government and the Houses of the Oireachtas within a six month period or in a shorter time frame if possible.This is not offered as an exhaustive terms of reference but merely suggestions on my behalf.Minister, I am available to meet with you and discuss these matters at your convenience.Regards,Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TDDonegal North EastMac LOCHLAINN ASKS HEALTH MINISTER TO HOLD INDEPENDENT INQUIRY INTO HOSPITAL FLOODING was last modified: August 12th, 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:Deputy Padraig Mac LochlainndonegalHealth Minister Leo Varadkarhopsital floodingletterkennylast_img read more


December 24, 2019 0

Relief for Oldtown residents and businesses as traffic lights to be removed

first_imgThe Oldtown area of Letterkenny will be back to normal traffic flow tomorrow (Wednesday) as two-way traffic is reinstated and the lights are removed.The Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the news that the works will be altered by Wednesday morning at the latest.Motorists have experienced regular delays in the area this summer as Irish Water carry out sewer upgrade works to stop the overflow of raw sewage into the River Swilly. This work is part of a major investment in water and sewerage in Letterkenny and the wider county. Irish water contractors have been in the area from May and there has been severe disruption over the ensuing weeks. Unfortunately customers have been avoiding the area and finding alternative routes which of course has an effect on the businesses in the area.The Letterkenny Chamber and the businesses in the area want to clearly get out a message that the area is fully open for business.A temporary working area has been set up inside Dunnes Stores Car Park to facilitate the construction of the sewer pipe along Oldtown road providing much relief to the businesses, customers and car users.Letterkenny Chamber President, Leonard Watson, is encouraging customers to go back to support the businesses in the area “This has been a very tough summer for Oldtown, each and every business directly affected has tried all they can to keep and serve their loyal customers, however there has been a drastic reduction in footfall and passing trade. “We would like to thank Dunnes Stores in particular for allowing the contractor to use their site. This was a very important move to ensure the next phase of the work allows a much better traffic flow. This was crucial to give some relief to everyone using this area.”Leonard went on to say “More than ever we want to encourage customers to support their local businesses. These businesses provide jobs for the local community and keep our town centre vibrant and attractive. Letterkenny is the centre of shopping in Donegal and we want to ensure that everyone knows that the Town is open for business as usual. The businesses in Oldtown, Pearse Road and those in the middle of the works are open and ready to welcome all new and old customers and thank everyone for their patience and custom.”Relief for Oldtown residents and businesses as traffic lights to be removed was last modified: September 11th, 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)last_img read more


December 21, 2019 0

2010 info centre opens in Nelspruit

first_img1 December 2009The final 2010 visitor information centre, which will ensure that tourists arriving in South Africa for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ get the best advice and information, has been opened in Mpumalanga province.Opening the centre in Nelspruit this week, Deputy Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa said the centre concluded the department’s national project to launch such centres in five 2010 host cities located in provinces less visited by tourists.Nelspruit’s Mbombela Stadium will host five first-round matches during next year’s World Cup.One-stop information hubXasa urged tourism operators operators to take advantage of the rare opportunity to market their products at a “one-stop information hub”.The 412 square-metre Nelspruit visitor information centre was built at a cost of R7-million and features a lobby area, information counter and display area, booking area, and area for tour operators and administration offices.The centre also features a boardroom, a multi-purpose space, a training facility, internet stations with server room, a visitors’ lounge and ablution facilities.Information and reservation systemThe five visitor information centres, which together cost R34.3-million, feature a locally developed information and reservation system tailored to cater for the South African market.The other centres are in Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, Polokwane and Rustenburg.All the visitor information centres are intended to provide a one-stop information service to tourists on a wide range of aspects including information enquiries, reservations, accommodation, tours, vehicle hire, entertainment, dining, sports, adventure, shopping and travel tips.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more


December 18, 2019 0

Marinerong Pilipino crushes AMA for 3rd straight win

first_imgPBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino used a strong start to upend AMA Online Education, 109-93, and grab its third straight win in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Monday at Pasig Sports Center.The Skippers came out firing, starting the game on a 7-0 spurt which extended to 20, 36-16, at the end of the first period en route to their fourth win in six games.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Arvin Tolentino carried AMA Online Education (1-4) with 18 points and eight rebounds, while Robbie Manalang got 15 markers, four boards, and four assists.The scores:MARINERONG PILIPINO 109 — Banal 20, Ayonayon 18, Lopez 9, Pasaol 9, Eboña 8, Robles 8, Babilonia 6, Subido 6, Toth 6, Tratter 6, Olivares 5, Iñigo 4, Tolentino 4, Terso 0.AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 93 — Tolentino 18, Manalang 15, Cañete 13, Lao 12, Martinez 7, Taganas 7, Celso 6, Garcia 6, Andaya 4, Escalambre 3, Bragais 2, Antonares 0.Quarters: 36-16, 61-46, 88-76, 109-93.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Player of the Week: Garvo Lanete leading Meralco resurgence Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Nextcenter_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Gab Banal captained the voyage for Marinerong Pilipino with 20 points, 14 rebounds, and four assists.Rian Ayonayon contributed 18 markers, six boards, five dimes, and four blocks as all but one of the 14 Skippers who entered the game were able to score.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The key here is understanding what we want to do, what we want to achieve. Everything just fell into place,” said Marinerong Pilipino coach Koy Banal.It was a dominating display from Marinerong Pilipino on both ends of the floor. The team shot 47 percent from the field and dished out 30 assists while also out-rebounding the Titans, 61-44. View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more


November 29, 2019 0