Limerick Hospitals Group plans for upsurge in admissions

first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin Advertisement TAGSCommunity Intervention teamsCroomDepartment of HealthEnnisfamily doctorsHSElimericknenaghst johns hospitaltrolleysUHLuniversity hospital limerickUniversity of Limerick Hospitals GroupWinter Preparedness Plan Ennis school children learn how to “Keep Safe” with multi-agency roadshow Beyond the neon runes RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email Sod turned on €15 million Croom school campus center_img Twitter Print Common sense would light up Croom Previous article#BREAKING Two men arrested in Limerick stabbing investigationNext articleLimerick has highest number of homeless people outside Dublin Editor DESPITE having more patients waiting on trolleys than any other hospital in Ireland, the University of Limerick Hospitals Group insists that improving patient experience times continues to be a priority.The group has issued its Winter Preparedness Plan to the Department of Health, saying it includes new proposals to mange the busiest period at University Hospital Limerick’s new €24 million emergency department.This includes prioritising patients aged 75 and over, and reviewing elective procedures on a daily basis.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A new 17 bed medical short stay ward, funded through the Department of Health’s Winter funding initiative, is one of the measures designed to address bed capacity needs.The group is also in discussions with the St John’s Hospital management team regarding a re-opening date for 20 beds that have been closed because of fire regulations. A nursing recruitment campaign is underway and the specific date for re-opening will be set depending on the successful recruitment of these staff.The Group’s Winter Preparedness Plan sets out a number of measures to manage the predicted increase in patient numbers at the UHL emergency department over the coming months.These include the transfer of patients from UHL to Ennis Hospital, Nenagh Hospital, St John’s Hospital and Croom Orthopaedic Hospital; patient transfers to community care settings; working closely with Community Intervention Teams to provide antibiotics and other basic care in a patient’s home or care facility; communication with family doctors to ensure patients are referred to the emergency department only where appropriate; extra ward rounds; and, as a last resort, extra beds being put on wards.Patients over 75 will be prioritised in the emergency department and initiatives to improve access to diagnostics will be implemented.A single point of contact for family doctors, called the Bed Bureau, has been introduced to help stream patients to the correct hospital department. NewsHealthLimerick Hospitals Group plans for upsurge in admissionsBy Editor – October 28, 2017 2336 Croom festival highlights plight of Maigue crayfish Dawn of a new era for education in Croomlast_img read more

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Protecting Homeowners From Fraud

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Protecting Homeowners From Fraud Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Commentary / Protecting Homeowners From Fraud Share Save in Commentary, Daily Dose, Featured, News June 18, 2020 10,732 Views About Author: Mabel Guzman Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Where Renting is More Appealing Than Homeownership Next: FHFA Releases Annual Update on Conservatorship and Securitiescenter_img Related Articles Real estate agents are also warning their clients about the scams that have surfaced since the start of the pandemic, and are sharing these key takeaways with financially struggling homeowners: If you know you’ll have trouble making your next mortgage payment, contact your lender immediately to discuss your situation and decide whether forbearance or deferment is right for you. Make sure you know what your obligation will be once the forbearance or deferment period ends. Never stop making mortgage payments on the advice of a so-called mortgage forbearance expert. Never pay any business or third-party for mortgage relief assistance. Don’t sign a deed that transfers any part of your property to anyone who makes promises about freeing you from the mortgage obligation.  Never make mortgage payments to anyone but your lender. In short, consumers must never let any third party negotiate for them; they must talk to their servicer directly.  Consumers who have privately held loans may be at particular risk, since private lenders have no obligation to follow federal government guidelines on forbearance. Real estate agents typically direct borrowers who can’t make headway with their lender to seek assistance through a HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agency.   Finally, the National Association of REALTORS has been communicating with mortgage lending organizations throughout the COVID-19 crisis to ensure consumers are getting the right information about what to do if they’re having trouble making mortgage payments. A new brochure from NAR, Protect Your Investment, is designed to help ensure homeowners impacted by COVID-19 are working with trusted professionals.  The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 2020-06-18 Mike Albanese Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago As the housing and mortgage industries grapple with the business and customer service fallout of the pandemic, the first-ever non-weather-related federally declared disaster, they face another insidious foe: schemes to defraud borrowers. The Federal Trade Commission has tallied nearly 50,000 reports of COVID-19-related scams, for a loss of more than $35 million since the beginning of 2020. About 3% are related to mortgage lending, according to the FTC’s data. That may seem like a small percentage, but the stakes—borrowers’ ability to keep their homes—couldn’t be bigger.   The 4.7 million borrowers who’ve already sought forbearance on their mortgage (and the newly unemployed seeking forbearance or deferment options each month) are particularly vulnerable to scam artists.  Unfortunately, when something goes wrong, some people go the extra mile to make it worse. The fear roused during a federally declared disaster is just the condition scammers find irresistible. Fraudsters, with the skill of digital marketers, target victims through online ads, email solicitations, and search terms like “refi” or “forbearance.” They can also target people in areas with high unemployment and access public records to find homes in pre-foreclosure.   Scammers might insist homeowners make mortgage payments to them while they negotiate with the lender. Or they might ask homeowners to sign papers for a loan modification, but buried in the pile is a document that surrenders title. Either way, homeowners could lose their home.  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and subsequent stimulus packages provided unprecedented relief to consumers. But because government agencies and lenders had to roll out programs at warp speed, consumers have struggled with confusion and misinformation. Servicers that proactively provide clear information on forbearance and mortgage relief options, as well as fraud education, can help prevent crippling consumer losses, like scam-induced foreclosure, which then ripple throughout the industry.   Resources that can help include CFPB.gov/housing, a new site created jointly by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Housing Finance Agency, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to give homeowners and renters one place to go for assistance offered by various agencies under the CARES Act. The single source includes information on mortgage relief, renter protections, and COVID-19–related scams. The CFPB also created a video that explains forbearance.  Mabél Guzmán is a REALTOR with @properties in Chicago, where she specializes in residential real estate, rehabbing properties, and working with investors. She is the 2020 VP of Association Affairs for the National Association of REALTORS. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

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Open Rank Clinical Faculty – Pediatrics, Binocular Vision, and Strabismus – (FAC001598)

first_imgThe University of Houston’s College of Optometry seeks outstandingclinical faculty members in the area of Pediatrics, BinocularVision, and Strabismus to join the Clinical Sciences Department.Areas of expertise should include primary eyecare for pediatricpatients, the management of sensory and perceptual disordersrelated to visual development, or anomalies of binocular vision forchildren and adults.Competitive applicants will have experience with evidence-basedclinical practice, and interprofessional/ collaborative practice.Candidates are expected to provide clinical education and patientcare and must be eligible for optometric licensure in the state ofTexas. Successful applicants are expected to demonstrate leadershipin teaching, clinical practice, and scholarship related to patientcare, clinical outcomes, community/ public health, clinicaleducation, or other areas of applied clinical sciences.The University of Houston College of Optometry is internationallyrecognized as a leader in clinical healthcare, vision-relatedbiomedical research, and community health services (see http://www.opt.uh.edu/ for details).The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse studentbodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diversecommunity of scholars.Review of applications will begin immediately and continue untilpositions are filled. Please contact, Dr. David Berntsen, Chair,Dept. of Clinical Science, [email protected] orDr. Wendy Harrison, Search Committee Chair at [email protected] , withquestions.The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmativeaction employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :This is an open-rank, clinical non-tenure track faculty position.The successful applicant must have an OD degree and completed aresidency/fellowship program or have equivalent relevant clinical,academic, or other experience. Applicants should have experiencewith clinical teaching, mentoring, and providing patient carewithin community-based clinics. Experience with healthcare deliveryin community-care clinical settings is preferred.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required forall faculty appointments and will be requested upon selection ofthe final candidate. All positions at the university are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

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