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  • Donegal cancer group express shock at women’s waiting list

    first_imgDonegal Action for Cancer Care has expressed its shocked at learning that a total of 1783 Donegal women are waiting to be seen at Letterkenny Hospital.The group said the situation is “just not good enough.”DACC has since contacted Mr Sean Murphy General Manager Letterkenny Hospital & to the CEO of the Saolta University Hospital Group. Their correspondence has also been sent to Minister for Health Simon Harris TD.The group said they must acknowledge the quick response of all.Below is an update on the Gynae Service at Letterkenny Hospital and the breakdown of the waiting list as we had requested.Spokesperson Betty Holmes said “It is important that we DACC share this information. It is important to note that the hospital has commenced the process of recruiting a fifth Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and it is anticipated that this post will be advertised in the coming weeks.” Below is a reply from Mr Sean Murphy General Manager LUH received by DACC.Letterkenny University Hospital has seen its gynaecology waiting list rise over the last 5 years, in line with the increase nationally.If a person is waiting for an outpatient appointment to see a gynaecologist, this could be for a number of reasons, such as investigation or treatment of pelvic pain, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, menopause, infertility, polycystic ovarian disease, etc.Letterkenny University Hospital regrets that any patient should experience long waiting times to access an outpatient appointment. Hospital management and the gynaecology team have been working to reduce the length of time women wait to be seen in the gynaecology service and most importantly, ensure that high risk referrals are seen promptly.In 2018 the hospital commenced a dedicated Post Menopausal Bleeding Clinic. This clinic is additional to the normal Gynaecology Clinics and was developed to target women with symptoms that may indicate a risk of endometrial cancer. Since its commencement 164 women have been seen in this clinic, including all those patients on the waiting list with post menopausal bleeding symptoms prior to the clinic starting. Given that post menopausal bleeding is a clinically established risk indicator for endometrial cancer, this specialist clinic has been set up to provide GPs with urgent access for patient with these symptoms. The waiting time to be seen in the clinic is 2 to 4 weeks to ensure that women receive a prompt diagnosis.Other actions underway to address the waiting list include:· Letterkenny University Hospital has commenced the process of recruiting a fifth Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and it is anticipated that this post will be advertised in the coming weeks.· The hospital is also working with the National Treatment Purchase Fund to secure funding for additional Gynaecology Clinics to reduce the number of patients waiting over 15 months. · In July, the hospital introduced a text reminder service for Gynaecology Outpatient appointments to assist in reducing the number of patients who fail to attend their appointment. An average 6 patients fail to attend the each of the Gynaecology Clinics, which has an impact on the waiting list.Donegal cancer group express shock at women’s waiting list was last modified: August 20th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

  • 49ers mailbag: ‘Do you see Nick Mullens stepping in before season ends?’

    first_imgSANTA CLARA — Welcome, 49ers fans, to your weekly therapy session via our mailbag. Let’s unpack where things stand after a fifth straight loss and their worst to the Rams in over 50 years:The team’s been pretty tight knit, has there been any changes to that, that you’ve noticed any change from the losing? (@RJNacar) When I heard a couple offensive players reference how the 49ers defense is not creating turnovers, that made me pause. It’s true but that’s crossing party lines. As Jim Tomsula …last_img

  • Medicare & Medicaid Resources

    first_imgMedicare and Medicaid services can be confusing, no matter what stage you may be at in your caregiving journey. As we prepare for next week’s webinar, ‘Medicare 2017 & What it Means for You!,’ it is important to highlight past presentations to help set the stage for the training. Think of these past presentations as a “refresher course,” before learning about changes to the Medicare system that will take affect this year.Our MFLN Military Caregiving concentration has several trainings geared to provide basic educational information related to Medicare and Medicaid for providers and family caregivers. In addition to increasing your knowledge of the healthcare insurance programs, the trainings also offer certificates of completion for service providers.Introduction to MedicareBack to Basics: MedicareIn this webinar we provided a broad overview of Medicare program’s Part A and Part B as well as introduced CMS National Training Program. Medicare, the federal health insurance program for adults over age 65 and other qualified individuals, accounts for more than 48 million Americans through expenditures of more than $545 billion. Check out the Back to Basics: Medicare webinar recording today!Medicaid and Military Families Series In this three-part series, an overview of the Medicaid program is provided along with information covering options for children with special needs as well as adults with special needs.An IntroductionThis module will provide an overview of the Medicaid program. You will have the opportunity to learn about the overall purposes of the Medicaid program; its relevance to military families, especially those with family members who have special needs. Additionally, this recording will discuss the manner in which Medicaid is implemented and variations among the states.Children with Special NeedsThis module will concentrate on Medicaid options for children with special needs. The overall purpose of this module is to assist family support providers and others with a general knowledge of Medicaid and to provide some guidance on where to turn for resources and further information.Adults with Special NeedsThe final module in this series examines Medicaid options for older family members, such as spouses and adult children. This webinar and the others in this series offer a certificate of completion.We hope to see you at our “Medicare 2017 & What it Means for You” webinar on February 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. This webinar will offer 1.0 CE credit from the UT School of Social Work as well as a certificate of completion. To register for this webinar please visit the event page. This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on February 17, 2017.last_img read more