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Saturday, 7th September 2013

HCCI calls for urgent overhaul of home care provision to free up acute hospital beds

Figures obtained by Home and Community Care Ireland (HCCI) from the HSE reveal that 17 patients in Waterford Regional Hospital are occupying hospital beds, despite the fact that their acute care has ended and they are medically fit to be discharged.

Almost 90% of these are elderly patients over 65 for whom alternative arrangements have not been put in place.

The HSE's own figures estimate the cost of a hospital stay per night at €800-?900 amounting to a conservative total cost of at least €13,500 each night the 17 patients remain in hospital, or the equivalent of over 640 hours of home care.

The latest HSE report published this month also shows that there are 685 delayed discharges around the country, costing a total of over half a million

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Saturday, 7th September 2013

HCCI calls for urgent overhaul of home care provision to free up acute hospital beds

Figures obtained by Home and Community Care Ireland (HCCI) from the HSE reveal that 17 patients in Waterford Regional Hospital are occupying hospital beds, despite the fact that their acute care has ended and they are medically fit to be discharged.

Almost 90% of these are elderly patients over 65 for whom alternative arrangements have not been put in place.

The HSE's own figures estimate the cost of a hospital stay per night at €800-?900 amounting to a conservative total cost of at least €13,500 each night the 17 patients remain in hospital, or the equivalent of over 640 hours of home care.

The latest HSE report published this month also shows that there are 685 delayed discharges around the country, costing a total of over half a million

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Saturday, 7th September 2013

Biblical perspectives for living

ROBERT MURRAY McCHEYNE

Many great servants of God have lived relatively brief lives. One such was Robert Murray McCheyne. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1813, he and his family faithfully attended the Church of Scotland, but he viewed religion largely as a moralistic endeavour. It was the untimely death of his older brother in 1831 that caused him to think deeply about spiritual matters. He began attending a church where the Gospel of the grace of God was clearly preached, and he became deeply convicted of his own sin and need of a Saviour. While the exact circumstances of his conversion to Christ are now unclear, we know that he underwent a transformation that caused him to want to know Christ more and to lead others to a saving knowledge of Him. He subsequently entered the Christian ministry

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Saturday, 7th September 2013

Biblical perspectives for living

ROBERT MURRAY McCHEYNE

Many great servants of God have lived relatively brief lives. One such was Robert Murray McCheyne. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1813, he and his family faithfully attended the Church of Scotland, but he viewed religion largely as a moralistic endeavour. It was the untimely death of his older brother in 1831 that caused him to think deeply about spiritual matters. He began attending a church where the Gospel of the grace of God was clearly preached, and he became deeply convicted of his own sin and need of a Saviour. While the exact circumstances of his conversion to Christ are now unclear, we know that he underwent a transformation that caused him to want to know Christ more and to lead others to a saving knowledge of Him. He subsequently entered the Christian ministry

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Saturday, 7th September 2013

Back to school nutrition from Dr. Catherine Logan, NDC

The arrival of the new school year is an excellent time to stop and take a closer look at the food and dietary habits of your children. Whether starting school for the first time, making the transition from primary to secondary school or simply returning to a familiar routine, it is important to ensure they are eating a healthy, balanced diet which meets the nutritional requirements specific for their life-stage. Here, Dr Catherine Logan, Nutrition Manager with the National Dairy Council, provides you with advice and guidance to help you establish a positive, healthy diet and lifestyle among the school-goers in your house.

Balance

A healthy, balanced diet during childhood and the teenage years is essential for healthy growth and development. The Department of Health's Food Pyramid,

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Saturday, 7th September 2013

Back to school nutrition from Dr. Catherine Logan, NDC

The arrival of the new school year is an excellent time to stop and take a closer look at the food and dietary habits of your children. Whether starting school for the first time, making the transition from primary to secondary school or simply returning to a familiar routine, it is important to ensure they are eating a healthy, balanced diet which meets the nutritional requirements specific for their life-stage. Here, Dr Catherine Logan, Nutrition Manager with the National Dairy Council, provides you with advice and guidance to help you establish a positive, healthy diet and lifestyle among the school-goers in your house.

Balance

A healthy, balanced diet during childhood and the teenage years is essential for healthy growth and development. The Department of Health's Food Pyramid,

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Saturday, 7th September 2013

Enterprising lunch to celebrate local food producers

As part of the Harvest Festival in September Waterford City Enterprise Board has organised a lunch on Friday September 13th in the dining room of Dooley's Hotel to celebrate the vast array of local food producers.

This lunch is a celebration of food in Waterford and the South East. With the assistance of the Love Irish Food Initiative diners will enjoy the best food Waterford and the South East has to offer.

The key note speakers at the lunch will be Waterford man Michael Kelly, founder of GIY and Waterford restaurant owner Cormac Cronin, proprietor of Bodega, John's street in Waterford.

Bertie Rogers, Chairman of Waterford City Enterprise Board commented on the importance of the event, "The food industry is now a vital component in the revival of

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Saturday, 7th September 2013

Enterprising lunch to celebrate local food producers

As part of the Harvest Festival in September Waterford City Enterprise Board has organised a lunch on Friday September 13th in the dining room of Dooley's Hotel to celebrate the vast array of local food producers.

This lunch is a celebration of food in Waterford and the South East. With the assistance of the Love Irish Food Initiative diners will enjoy the best food Waterford and the South East has to offer.

The key note speakers at the lunch will be Waterford man Michael Kelly, founder of GIY and Waterford restaurant owner Cormac Cronin, proprietor of Bodega, John's street in Waterford.

Bertie Rogers, Chairman of Waterford City Enterprise Board commented on the importance of the event, "The food industry is now a vital component in the revival of

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Tuesday, 3rd September 2013

Therapie Clinic has launched their annual campaign to find the new, up and coming face of 2014. Pictured is last year's winner, Lorraine McCarthy from Limerick who is getting ready to hand over the much coveted crown.

How would you like to be discovered and deemed the next big modelling sensation? How would you like to win €5,000 worth of laser, skin and beauty treatments at Therapie Clinic and €1,000 in cash? The lucky winner will also be treated to a professional photo-shoot with a top photographer which will be featured in Stellar Magazine and the Sunday World Magazine.

Career wise, this is an incredible launch-pad for any aspiring model out there. With national exposure and a ready-made modelling portfolio, this is wonderful opportunity for the right person. If you're

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Tuesday, 3rd September 2013

Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party Meeting 2013

The Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party will meet in Waterford on September 16th and 17th next ahead of the resumption of the Dáil and Seanad.

The meeting will be addressed by a number of outside speakers and involve planning for the Autumn Oireachtas session including the budget, the Referenda on the Abolition of the Seanad and the establishment of a Court of Appeal.

The meeting will commence on Monday, September 16th at 2pm at the Tower Hotel, Waterford city and conclude on Tuesday at 1pm.

Rosary Procession

A Rosary Procession in honour of our Lady's Birthday will take place on Sunday the 8th of September leaving Ballybricken Green at 7pm and proceeding to the Cathedral for Benediction impartecd by Bishop William Lee. All are Welcome.

waterford stroke club

Waterford Stroke Club has been up and running for over thirty years. Over those

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    As dry as the SaharaIt seems that whenever the weather in Ireland goes a little bit extreme, we are somehow incapable of dealing with it. It has already happened so far this year with the snow that totally disrupted the country for about a week and also later on when some areas in the country were flooded due to excess rain. Now it is happening again because we are having to deal with a level of sunshine that is virtually unheard of in the country. And a level of sunshine that is going on for a good numbe …

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