New maternity visiting policy allowing partners, grandparents and siblings only

first_imgThe Maternity Unit at Letterkenny University Hospital is introducing new policies to reduce the number of visitors allowed in the ward. The changes, which are based on feedback from new mothers, will see reduced family visiting times and a restriction on who can visit.Partners will be welcome between 11am and 8.30pm daily. Apart from partners, the only other visitors allowed will be grandparents and siblings of the newborn who may visit between 6.30pm and 8.30pm in the evening. Speaking of the change, Evelyn Smith, Director of Midwifery at the hospital said, “We sought feedback from new mothers on our visiting policy and the overwhelming message was that there were too many visitors during their hospital stay and there was little time for the new parents to spend time together with their new baby.”Ms Smith said that only allowing partners in the daytime and afternoons will allow time for rest and establishing a routine with the baby.“We are asking for the public to help us maintain a restful and comfortable environment for mothers and babies while they are in the Maternity Unit and to co-operate with the new visiting times. I would like to thank all the mothers who participated in the feedback for their insights and recommendations,” Ms Smith added.   New maternity visiting policy allowing partners, grandparents and siblings only was last modified: October 7th, 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:Letterkenny University Hospitalluhmaternitylast_img read more

First university for Mpumalanga

first_imgYoung people in Mpumalanga will soonenjoy the pleasure of enrolling at auniversity that’s not far from their homes.(Image: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Zibonele MngcwangoSpokespersonMpumalanga: office of the premierT: +27 13 766 2055F: +27 13 766 2494zmncwango@mpg.gov.zaBongani Nkosi South Africa’s Mpumalanga province is set to get its first university, which will help develop a skills base in the area and retain school-leavers, who currently have to relocate elsewhere in search of quality tertiary education.David Mabuza, the province’s premier, announced government’s undertaking in his State of the Province address in Nelspruit on 19 February.“I am privileged to announce that national government has granted permission for the establishment of a fully fledged university in the province,” Mabuza said.At the moment the Northern Cape and Mpumalanga are the only two provinces in the country without established universities.Plans for the academic institution, likely to be known as the University of Mpumalanga, are beginning to take shape, but provincial government is yet to announce when construction will start, said Mabuza’s spokesperson, Mabutho Sithole.Mabuza told the Sowetan in early February that his office and the national Department of Higher Education and Training have agreed that a university in the province is an urgent priority.While it’s certain the main campus will be in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga’s capital, authorities are still in the process of identifying suitable land, Mabuza told the newspaper.“We will work together with the Minister of Higher Education, Dr Blade Nzimande, to take this process forward,” Mabuza said in his address, which marked the opening of the Mpumalanga legislature.The university will have various campuses across the province and at least one centre in each of the three municipal districts: Nkangala, Gert Sibande and Ehlanzeni. Faculties will be similarly spread, with the former KwaMhlanga College favoured for education, Sithole said“Faculties such as engineering, science and agriculture will be spread throughout various parts [of the province],” Mabuza added.Tertiary hospital for main campusThere are also plans to establish an extensive tertiary hospital alongside the Nelspruit campus to “ensure that our healthcare taps into the wealth of research and skills from the university”, Mabuza said.The hospital will be designed with various units currently lacking in the province’s public hospitals, so fewer patients will have to be transferred to Gauteng for treatment.“We intend to drastically cut down on the number of unnecessary referrals among the different levels of healthcare facilities,” Mabuza added.University to help retain youngstersAt the moment school-leavers in Mpumalanga are often forced to relocate to other provinces to study further.The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), University of Johannesburg, Pretoria University and Wits University – all in Gauteng – are popular choices.After repeated calls by youth organisations for universities to be built in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape, Nzimande assured the South African Students Congress in December 2009 that “the process is on track”.The Department of Higher Education and Training aims to double matriculant enrolment in the country’s tertiary institutions over the next five years, so building universities in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape will help meet this target.At the moment the only options for Mpumalanga-based students are TUT and the Vaal University of Technology – which offer limited courses through satellite campuses there; three Further Education and Training centres; and a handful of private colleges.Mabuza is certain a university in Mpumalanga will, among other things, help develop skills in the province.“In part, the establishment of a university in Mpumalanga will, in the long-term, contribute to knowledge generation, research and development, as well as training and skills development,” he said.last_img read more

ReadWriteWeb Recommends: The Best Free Service For Scheduling Tweets

first_imgHave you outgrown the blindly tweeting phase of social media? You need to get a Twitter schedule app that times your tweets for when your followers are around to hear from and react to you. How does the best free scheduler compare to the best paid service? Here’s the answer.The best social-media scheduling service is SocialFlow, which we reviewed in February. The service not only uses analytics to send tweets when most of your followers are online, it also can send when your followers are discussing the subject of your tweet. SocialFlow’s service is effective, with some people reporting as much as a 60% increase in engagement, but it’s also costly: $99 a month.We wanted something more affordable, and were willing to sacrifice some of the spot-on engagement for a free, easy service. HootSuite recently launched an auto-schedule feature, but in our tests, it doesn’t effectively time tweets to when most of your followers are online (we’re also not thrilled with the analytics, which HootSuite sends weekly as an email). We used to love the free offering at 14Blocks, which gave us the two top times to tweet each day which we could combine with the tweet scheduling of HootSuite or TweetDeck, but 14Blocks is now a paid service.Our Recommendation: Buffer 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#Reviews#web HootSuite also allows schedule syncing with SocialBro, but Buffer stood out on another front: It offered the best analytics of the three services we looked at.We were able to quickly find the basic data for each tweet, including clicks, retweets and reach. Analytics are arranged chronologically, making it easy to see how a given tweet performed. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…center_img Related Posts Buffer let us connect one Facebook page, one Twitter account and one LinkedIn account for free, and we can schedule posts from whatever page we’re on with a Chrome or Firefox extension. We’re not content with mobile Buffer, as you have to copy links and open the Buffer app to schedule your post, but the desktop version works perfectly.What really set Buffer apart, however, was its integration with SocialBro, a free service for managing and analyzing Twitter followers and traffic. After running SocialBro’s “Best Times To Tweet” report, we can set Buffer to tweet at peak times with a single click. (Buffer recommends running the report weekly and updating your Buffer schedule after getting the results.)  dave copeland 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Recent Wilmington Real Estate Transactions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are real estate transactions in Wilmington during the week of April 15, 2018:28 Apache Way — Sale Price: $650,000 — Buyer: James Collins — Seller: Robert S. Braid & Anne M. Braid — Sale Date: 4/20/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 24,829sf2 Dadant Drive — Sale Price: $740,000 — Buyers: Paul J. Gagnon & Tammy M. Gagnon — Seller: Michael Tkachuk, Trustee — Sale Date: 4/19/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 20,038sf11 Oakridge Circle — Sale Price: $427,500 — Buyer: Amy Saw & Tin Htet — Seller: Cheryl A. Gustafson — Sale Date: 4/20/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 16,117sf91 Shawsheen Avenue — Sale Price: $545,000 — Buyer: Cynthia J. Saba & William J. Scanlon — Seller: Paul Gagnon & Tammy Gagnon — Sale Date: 4/19/18 — Use: 1-Family Residence — Lot Size: 21,780sfLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”last_img read more

Mudit Malhotras passion for modelling takes him around the globe

first_imgMudit MalhotraPR HandoutMudit Malhotra, who better known as Mister International India 2016 and Mister India 2016, is very passionate about modelling and his passion has taken him around the globe.Isn’t there something super stunning and captivating about people who’re brave enough to follow their dreams? Meet Mudit Malhotra, who was born in New Delhi and flew down to Mumbai, where he become actor and fashion model, From France to Italy to The States, his passion for modelling has taken him around the world.Mudit Malhotra has walked the ramp for top notch Indian Fashion Designers such as Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani, Shantanu and Nikhil. He featured in print advertisements and campaigns for Indian and International corporations such as Dixy Scott Inner Wear, Red Chief shoes, Tinder, Royal Enfield, Tata Cliq and FlipkartThis is not all, Mudit Malhotra has also made it to the covers of magazines such as Woman’s Era, Maxim, Elite and Men’s Health. He has established himself as a successful role model for many.He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Master’s Degree in Public Relations and Marketing and went on to become a Lifestyle and Fashion Blogger, an internationally certified fitness trainer, an amazing chef and a social activist with the Rubaru Group.On being questioned about the best things that have happened to him courtesy his profession, he chuckled and told us, “I’ve met so many interesting people across cultures and they’ve all added their spark and magic to my journey, making it richer, diverse and full of learning”.We wish him immense luck and success for all his future projects.last_img read more

5yrold boy drowns in city canal

first_imgFirefighters conduct an operation to rescue 5-yr-old Jishan. Photo: Prothom AloFirefighters recovered the body of a minor boy four hours after he fell into a canal in Noboudoy Housing Area in the city on Friday, reports UNB.The victim was Jishan, 5, son of Abdul Hashem of the area.Jishan fell into the canal accidentally around 6:00pm, said sub-inspector Md Ashraful Islam, duty officer of Adabar police station.On information, divers from Mohammadpur Fire Service and Civil Defence station and the headquarters rushed in and rescued the boy around 10:15pm, said Mizanur Rahman, inspector of fire service central control room.Later, he was taken to Sikder Medical College Hospital where physicians declared him dead, he said.Mizanur Rahman also said Jishan fell into the canal while playing on its bank.last_img read more