Sunday, October 12, 2008

News!

Some new jobs in the county:
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2008/1007/breaking29.html
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2008/1008/1223335464298.html

A food packaging firm in the Donegal Gaeltacht is to more than double its workforce as part of a multi-million euro expansion, it was announced today.

Some 70 new jobs will be rolled out over the next three years at RA Pacaisti Teo (RAP) in Gweedore's Gaoth Dobhair Business Park, which currently employs 54 people.

And the rate of under 25-year olds on the dole is up, with a " Donegal (73.4 per cent)" over last year:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2008/1008/1223335466127.html

And this is hard to believe, Breastcheck can't find anyone to work in Donegal, and may have to hire staff from Northern Ireland or the UK. Breastcheck does Cancer screeing:

http://www.derryjournal.com/journal/Breastcheck-can39t-find-staff-for.4578563.jp

The National Cancer Screening Service (NCSS) may have to second staff from Northern Ireland and Britain to operate Breastcheck in Donegal after having difficulty in recruiting staff to operate the service in the north w

3 new born babys at Letterkenny hospital test positive for MRSA:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2008/1009/1223445617823.html

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/concern-grows-in-donegal-after-three-babies-contract-mrsa-superbug-13996102.html

The HSE said yesterday as far as it was aware the cases have no link to any previous case. "The hospital has informed the families and GPs of the babies concerned, and the infection control nurses and public health nurses are in contact with them and will provide any advice and information they need," it said in a statement.

MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, is an antibiotic-resistant superbug which can be fatal if it gets into the bloodstream. The HSE refused to say whether the babies in Letterkenny hospital had MRSA on their skin or in their bloodstream. It said it could not say because "we cannot comment on individual cases".

I hear that in some hospital's here in the US that they now have to wash everything down with bleach after a patient leaves to prevent super bugs like this from spreading.

There's a craft fair on in Dungloe on Saturday the 25th (thanks to Karen for the correction):
http://irishcraftupdate.com/blog/?p=314

If your on Arranmore, go for a swing at the new playground:

http://arranmoreco-op.blogspot.com/2008/10/official-opening-of-arranmore.html

4 comments:

Karen Harper said...

The Fair in Dongloe is on the 25th a Saturday.
They apologise for the mistake.
karen

Mick T. said...

No problem Karen, I'll update the posting.

Anonymous said...

Hmm and tons of bleach is good for us ????

Mick T. said...

So you prefer new born babies to be eaten alive by flesh eating bacteria?