Claims awards are too high – surveyed motorists say Email Twitter €300000 hit for local retailer over six compensation claims WhatsApp Print TAGSclaimsLimerick maternityState Claims Agency by Bernie English [email protected] of Limerick Maternity Hospital bosses have said they are not at liberty to reveal which of the claims figures in the State Claims Agency report refers to that hospital.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The report compares the number of claims in each maternity hospital, across the country but presents the results anonymously.It found that the cost of maternity-related claims has jumped 80 per cent from €32 million to @58 million between 2010 and 2014.Speaking to the Limerick Post, a spokeswoman said that the Limerick hospital cannot be identified as the report was done on an anonymous basis.In a nationally issued statement, the Executive said: “The HSE welcomes the publication of the report today by the State Claims Agency (SCA) on clinical incidents and claims. The HSE endorses the importance of reporting incidents in terms of developing a patient safety culture and notes the SCA comments in this regard whereby it acknowledges that high levels of reporting are indicative of a positive safety culture.“The HSE is working closely with the SCA to seek to continuously develop safe systems and processes including reporting and acting on adverse events . High levels of reporting of incidents allow for appropriate mitigation of risk at hospital and whole system level and facilitate putting interventions in place to reduce risk going forward”. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLittle Hours play LimerickNext articleNew plan to bring 12,000 jobs to Limerick Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Limerick ranked third for public liability insurance claims Limerick highest for personal injury claims NewsBreaking newsReport reveals no figures for Limerick maternity hospitalBy Bernie English – October 21, 2015 517 Compensation claims rising in Limerick Facebook Linkedin Advertisement
JAY – According to a report from Sheriff Scott Nichols, three individuals were arrested late Thursday night on the Plaisted Road in Jay.Deputy Doucette, who was on patrol in the area at the time, reported observing a car stopped on the road. When Doucette stopped to investigate, he reported the occupants of the car throwing bags of what was later identified as Cocaine out of both the driver’s side and passenger’s side doors.A second officer, Officer Rider, responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. According to the report, the driver of the vehicle, Ross Correia (27) of New Portland, was arrested for Operating with a Suspended License class E. Passenger Michael Thomas (25) of Bingham was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Schedule W drugs class C. A second passenger Troy Wyman (46) of Charleston was arrested for Unlawful Trafficking in Schedule drugs class B & Unlawful Possession of Schedule W drugs class C.A fourth passenger Sarah Wallingford (27) of New Portland was not arrested but was charged with Hindering Apprehension class E and a civil charge of Sale and Use of Drug Paraphernalia.The three men were transported to jail without incident and the case is still under investigation.