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Tipperary Boy Critical Following Swimming Accident

gardaYour prayers are required tonight for a three-year-old Tipperary boy who is reported to be in a critical condition, following an accident at a hotel swimming pool.

The incident occurred shortly before 2:00pm today at the three-star, 25-bedroomed Quality Hotel, Redbarn, Youghal, in east Co. Cork.

The boy and his family were understood to be in the leisure centre swimming pool when the boy got into difficulty.

The boy, who was on holidays with his family, was taken from the water by two lifeguards who administered CPR before he was immediately airlifted to Cork University Hospital by the Waterford-based Coast Guard helicopter.

The four-year-old has since been transferred to the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin, this evening.

Gardaí are investigating, however the incident is being treated as an unfortunate workplace accident.

New Surgical Day Unit Open In Nenagh Hospital

Nenagh Hospital

Nenagh Hospital Tipperary

A new Surgical Day Unit will be officially opened in Nenagh Hospital on Monday June 29th 2015 next. This new Surgical Day Unit has now been completed and is currently up and running.

Some €6.2 million has been spent on Nenagh hospital in recent years, under the Government’s Capital Works Programme. Current services available here for Tipperary and the Mid-West region now include Endoscopy, Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures, together with a range of Consultancy Specialists operating from the hospitals outpatient clinic.

Since re-development and restructuring of services the throughput of patients has now increased by an average of almost 40%.

Independent Deputy Michael Lowry, whose representations undoubtedly resulted in agreement to include Nenagh in the National Capital Programme with an investment of 6.5 million, has today welcomed the completion of this latest phase of development.

Recent visitors to the hospital have also welcomed recent new refurbishments.

Blood Donation Clinic Thurles

Please Give Blood

Please Give Blood

There will be four opportunities to donate blood next week, when the Irish Blood Donation Clinic visits Thurles, Co. Tipperary; attending at The Dome, Semple Stadium, in the town.

Opportunities to donate will begin with an afternoon clinic on Tuesday, June 23rd; operating from 2:00pm5:0pm

This clinic will also be available on Wednesday June 24th, Thursday June 25th and on Monday June 29th; opening on all latter 3 named dates from 6:00pm9:00pm each day.

For further details please check the IBDC website at www. giveblood.ie or contact them by Telephone on 061-306980.

Remember: Only 5% of the population are regular blood donors, while over 1,000 Irish people will receive transfusions every week nationally.  To provide this service over 3,000 blood donors are needed each week here in Ireland

There is no substitute for human blood, so where possible please help save a life by simply taking the time to donate.

Parents Register For Under Six Universal Free GP Care

HSEParents / Guardians of Tipperary children aged under six years may now register same for free GP care as and from today, with free GP care services being made available with effect from July 1st 2015.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) recommends that all parents or guardians who now wish to register their siblings should go directly to the registration systems page on the website gpvisitcard.ie.

We understand that this website is currently receiving huge volumes of traffic (Over 60 applications per minute) and has already crashed several times, however the HSE are assuring those attempting access that there is still plenty of time to register.

Lists of doctors who have signed up to providing this contract service are now also available here on this website. However the lowest number of GP’s agreeing to participate (just 8% or 4 doctors), appear to reside in South Tipperary.  Tipperary North/ East Limerick currently are signed up to 56% (22 doctors), none I hasten to add today, as yet display Thurles addresses. Parents therefore who cannot find their local GP’s name on this contract list are advised to contact their normal GP’s practice directly.

Free GP care for under-sixes is the first stage in a promised roll-out of Universal Free GP care, with those over 70 years expected to be included from possibly August 2015 next.

Homeless Man Located Dead In Nenagh

gardaInvestigations are taking place into the sudden death of a homeless man, discovered on a street bench on Fr.Kenyon Street, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, yesterday afternoon (June 11th, 2015).

The man, who as yet has not been named publicly, is believed to be in his early 60’s and originally from Drogheda, in Co Louth. It is understood the man had only made an appearance in the Nenagh area for the first time over recent weeks.

A post mortem into his death is being presently carried out and, following standard procedure, the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) have also been notified, because Gardaí had somewhat limited contact with the man, prior to his death. His death however is not being treated as in anyway suspicious at this early stage.

The dead man was originally spotted by passers-by; observed slumped across a bench on Fr.Kenyon Street, at around 6:30pm yesterday evening.

We understand that the man, who had already made himself somewhat popular in the area, had not presented himself to any known homeless service seeking assistance, within the north Tipperary area. Local people have expressed sadness at the man’s passing, in their midst.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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