Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set The lackluster showing was in large part due to the stifling defense of Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley, who hounded the 19-year-old every chance he could.But even before tip-off, Lakers head coach Luke Walton knew that the UCLA product would have a huge target on his back throughout the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“They’re going to come after him,” Walton told Bill Oram of the Orange County Register. “That’s what people in this league do. They come after young players, and when there’s young players a lot of media and a hype around them, they really come after them.”Ball, of course, has become one of the most hyped-up prospects even before he entered the NBA, mostly due to the outlandish proclamations made by his father, LaVar. The UCLA product also entered the league having his own signature shoes under the Big Baller Brand, and also starred in “Ball in the Family” reality show.Walton, meanwhile, correctly predicted that Beverley would indeed be a thorn to the side of the rookie player in his first game.“If any players are going to try to make a statement against Ball, you might expect it to be Beverley, a first-team all-defensive guard and an all-word annoyance whose own path to the NBA was a far cry from that of Ball,” he said before the game.He had also noted Ball’s ankle injury suffered in pre-season, which could impact his conditioning. Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball APThe Los Angeles Lakers prized recruit Lonzo Ball had an underwhelming NBA debut on Thursday (Friday in Manila), tallying 3 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the team’s lopsided 108-92 defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers.READ: Deflated Ball: Blake gets 29 in Clips’ 108-92 rout of LakersADVERTISEMENT Fajardo takes home fourth MVP; Four Beermen make it to Mythical 5 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’
In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES View comments Ancajas’ Survival Camp gets boost for makeover Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We are going into another do-or-die game on Thursday,” Cone added.Japeth Aguilar scored 25 points, 13 of them coming in the third quarter, with skipper LA Tenorio shooting all of his 18 in the final three periods that helped keep Ginebra in control.June Mar Fajardo scattered 23 points and had 13 rebounds for the Beermen, an output that continues to befuddle Cone.“We have thrown everything at him, the kitchen sink and even the toilet,” he said of Fajardo. “He’s just amazing.”Meanwhile, Magnolia shoots for a second straight win to move ahead of NLEX in their Final Four series as the Hotshots try to continue plodding along without their best low post defender, Marc Pingris.ADVERTISEMENT “His absence is an inspiration to the team,” said coach Chito Victolero, referring to Marc Pingris who was ruled out for the rest of the season with a torn left ACL. “We’re undermanned and we will need the entire team to step up.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson vs Chris Ross–PBA ImagesIt took the multititled Tim Cone a few minutes to gather his thoughts before talking at how amazed he was with the effort his Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings came up with Tuesday night.Two nights after taking a truly heart-rending defeat at the hands of San Miguel Beer, the Kings played their guts out in a virtual do-or-die setting and scuttled the Beermen, 95-87, to chop down the defending champions’ lead to 2-1 in their best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup Final series at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “You can’t have painful losses like that and come out the next game and play very well,” Cone told reporters as his Kings grabbed some sort of momentum heading into the critical fourth game of their series on Thursday also at the modern Pasay venue.“They (Kings) really showed their never-say-die spirit tonight, especially after that painful, painful (Game 2) loss,” Cone went on, referring to a 104-102 overtime setback where they blew a five-point lead heading into the final 63 seconds of the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThis game followed basically the same script that the previous one did, with Ginebra taking control of the match early. The only difference was that the Kings held on until the very end in this one.“I told my coaching staff that we need to be perfect in order to beat these (Beermen),” he said. “We had some lapses here and there, but we were almost perfect tonight. It would take an A-plus-plus for us to beat them again. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Last Saturday, Rastafari Daraliay died after falling from his bunk bed inside the wushu team quarters at Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila.READ: Wushu pool athlete, 12, falls off bed, diesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAngara, vice chairman of the Senate sports committee, said Daraliay’s death is a “grim reminder for the need to update government sports facilities–all of which in poor condition.”“While the Philippine Sports Commission has laid out their plans to rehabilitate our existing facilities in Rizal Memorial Sports Complex and Philsports Complex, urgent attention to this matter should be prioritized,” the senator said in a statement. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? VAR in spotlight again, this time for not working in France Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Meanwhile, Angara disclosed that the Senate is poised to approve on third and final reading a bill authorizing the construction of the state-of-the-art Philippine Amateur Sports Training Center (PASTC) at the New Clark City in Tarlac province.“As we anticipate the approval of the bill which will create a new state-of-the-art sports complex for our national athletes, government should ensure that all facilities to be built will comply with our set safety standards,” he said.“We cannot expect our national athletes to perform at their best if they do not feel safe and comfortable in their own training grounds,” he added. Christia Marie Ramos, INQUIRER.net /kgaADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTOSenator Sonny Angara on Monday pressed for the modernization of government sports facilities in the country in the wake of the recent death of a 12-year-old wushu athlete inside a sport dormitory.Angara noted it now becomes imperative to upgrade government sports amenities to ensure Filipino national athletes’ safety and health.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
Agriculture Minister, Dr. Florence Chenoweth, has spoken of some challenges facing the agricultural sector of Liberia and has called on the government to provide more funding toward the sector.She named constraints such as limited farming equipment to enhance mechanized agriculture, the lack of insecticides to treat fruit crop, and limited agriculture loans for local farmers as major problems.Minister Chenoweth made the statement recently at a conference in Monrovia.“It is time that government takes bold steps toward mechanization of agriculture in the country, if we are going to become self-sufficient in food,” she said.She disclosed that there is insufficient modern equipment presently at her Ministry to distribute to various farming organizations across the country.“At the moment there are only 13 tractors at the Ministry of Agriculture to get to local farmers. We are moving these machines to the various counties where farming activities are active. But what can a single power tiller or tractor do in a county? she asked.“This is a serious challenge which we have brought to the attention of the government. Therefore, we are looking forward to the delivery,” she added.Minister Chenoweth furthered that there are no actual statistics for the production of fruit, adding that the lack of insecticide poses a serious constraint toward fruit production.She said that most fruit grown in Liberia are damaged by insects, thus making fruit processing by some Liberian entrepreneurs difficult.“The Wulki Farm, which is owned by the Ureys in Careysburg District, is no longer processing fruit for the market, due to the lack of chemical to control the infestation of insects. All of the oranges, grape fruits and others were damaged by insect on the farm, leading the farm to cease the processing of fruit,” she explaines.She stated that more money was needed to purchase insecticides to enable farmers combat those pests in order to produce juices on the local market.According to the Agriculture Minister, the Ministry does not have all the funding to take care of purchasing agro chemical like pesticide to enhance fruit crop production in the country.She further mentioned that government has made some effort toward addressing the issue of agricultural financing for local farmers.“The issue of access to loan for local farmers has also been a major challenge. Many commercial banks in the country are not willing to do business with farmers as they see it as risky. However, we are thankful to the Central Bank of Liberia(CBL) for providing some money last year to loan out to our farmers,” she said.Minister Chenoweth, however, pointed out the need for the CBL to put in place a proper mechanism that will ensure that most local farmers benefit loan to improve their farms.“Most Liberian farmers are lacking the collateral to get loan and there is high interest rate on the money borrowed. We want a system that will help most of our poor farmers to get loans,” she concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Fossett’s plane, a Bellanca Citabria Super Decathlon, had a locator device that sends a satellite signal after a rough landing, but no such signal had been received. Fossett always wears a Breitling Emergency wristwatch that allows pilots to turn a knob and immediately signal their location, said Granger Whitelaw, a fellow pilot and a co-founder of the Rocket Racing League. But no such signal was activated. Authorities said at one point they thought they had spotted Fossett’s plane and sent in a helicopter crew to confirm. “We thought we had it nailed,” Nevada Civil Air Patrol Maj. Cynthia Ryan told reporters late Wednesday. “Unfortunately, it turned out to be one of many dozen unmapped wreck sites from previous years.” Wind gusts in the area can whip up without warning from any direction, with sudden downdrafts that can drag a plane clear to the ground. Passengers flying even on commercial airliners between Las Vegas and Reno know to keep their seat belts fastened for a ride that is never smooth. Mark Twain wrote about the “Washoe Zephyr” – named for the Nevada county – in the book Roughing It. “But, seriously, a Washoe wind is by no means a trifling matter. It blows flimsy houses down, lifts shingle roofs occasionally, rolls up tin ones like sheet music, now and then blows a stagecoach over and spills the passengers,” he wrote. In 1999, three well-known glider pilots were killed in two separate accidents after taking off from the Minden airport. Ryan said she doubts any sudden wind burst would have caught Fossett by surprise on Monday. The weather report indicates the winds were calm, and it was “just a really delightful day to go flying.” Moreover, “he knows mountain flying, which is an art in and of itself,” Ryan said. And while Fossett was a record-seeker, those who knew him said he would not take unnecessary risks. “He’s not that kind of pilot. He’s not a crop-duster. He never was,” said Rick Blakemore, a veteran pilot and former Nevada state senator. Authorities said the airplane carried food, water and other survival gear and estimated Fossett could survive at least a week. “He’s the No. 1 gliding pilot in the world, as well as the No. 1 aviator in the world. If anybody could have glided down, it would have been him,” said Richard Branson, the British billionaire who has helped finance many of Fossett’s adventures. “But obviously, it’s extremely worrying that it’s lasted three days.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SEARCH: Second day of the rescue effort in Nevada’s expansive high desert yields no results. By Tom Gardner THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINDEN, Nev. – Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett vanished somewhere across a landscape of soaring peaks and sagebrush desert notorious for winds so powerful and tricky they can swirl an airplane like a leaf and even shear off a wing. As the search for Fossett entered its second day Wednesday with some false leads but no sign of the 63-year-old aviator or his plane, some veteran pilots speculated he may have fallen victim to the treacherous and sometimes deadly Sierra Nevada winds that squeeze through the narrow canyons. “There’s been times when I’ve been flying in the wind and my blood turns cold,” said Adam Mayberry, a private pilot and a former spokesman for the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Fossett, who over the years risked his life circling the globe in a hot-air balloon and an experimental lightweight aircraft, disappeared after taking off from a private airstrip Monday in an ordinary single-engine plane to scout sites for an attempt at a land-speed record in a rocket-propelled car. Crews from three states searched by air and land over an area the size of Connecticut, marked by rugged mountains jutting to 10,000 feet. The Nevada National Guard planned to fly throughout Wednesday night and into the early morning hours today, using C-130s and helicopters with infrared and thermal imaging equipment.
Anthony Martial Anthony Martial has handed Manchester United a major injury scare after leaving Wembley on crutches on Tuesday night.The 19-year-old took a knock to his left foot during France’s friendly defeat to England and was forced off in the 67th minute.His foot was heavily bandaged as he departed the stadium on crutches after the game and United boss Louis van Gaal will be anxiously waiting to discover the severity of the injury.Martial has scored five goals since his big-money move from Monaco in the summer and with United already short of strikers, they cannot afford to lose the £36m man for a long time.“He’s in quite a bit of pain after the match as a result of a play inside the area,” France manager Didier Deschamps said.“It’s a knock to the top of his foot.”Martial’s injury comes after his United teammate Michael Carrick was carried off on a stretcher during England’s 2-0 defeat to Spain last week.The midfielder suffered an ankle injury and is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the month. 1
1 This is how Tottenham’s 2017-18 season will unfold. All fixtures subject to change.12/08/2017 15:00 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur19/08/2017 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea26/08/2017 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley09/09/2017 15:00 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur16/09/2017 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City23/09/2017 15:00 West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur30/09/2017 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur14/10/2017 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Bournemouth21/10/2017 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool28/10/2017 15:00 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur04/11/2017 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace18/11/2017 15:00 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur25/11/2017 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion28/11/2017 19:45 Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur02/12/2017 15:00 Watford v Tottenham Hotspur09/12/2017 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke City13/12/2017 20:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton and Hove Albion16/12/2017 15:00 Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur23/12/2017 15:00 Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur26/12/2017 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton30/12/2017 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United01/01/2018 15:00 Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur13/01/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Everton20/01/2018 15:00 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur31/01/2018 20:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United03/02/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur10/02/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal24/02/2018 15:00 Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur03/03/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Huddersfield Town10/03/2018 15:00 Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur17/03/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United31/03/2018 15:00 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur07/04/2018 15:00 Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur14/04/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City21/04/2018 15:00 Brighton and Hove Albion v Tottenham Hotspur28/04/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Watford05/05/2018 15:00 West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Hotspur13/05/2018 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City Will the flags be waving at Wembley?
Manus Kelly and Donall Barrett were last night crowned the 2017 Donegal Sports Stars of the Year and have vowed to come back as strong as ever in 2018.Kelly and Barrett won their second Donegal International Rally title in a row when they guided the Melvyn Evans-prepped Impreza to glory in June.They became the first Donegal crew to win the rally twice and the Donegal Sports Star Awards committee honoured them with the overall award last night at the Mount Errigal Hotel. “We are overwhelmed by getting the award. It’s an icing on the cake,” Kelly said.“2016, after everything that happened, was amazing and a great clawback. It was hard to relive that feeling, but 2017 was something else. It was a real battle.”His trusted companion and co-driver Barrett added: “It’s kind of surreal. We didn’t expect this at all. To win this is very special.”Listen to the full interview below … Listen: Manus Kelly and Donall Barrett reflect on Donegal Sports Star of the Year win was last modified: January 27th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
Learners from the Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB) convened at the regional meeting of the National Further Education and Training (FET) Learner Forum which took place in Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Monday.Ireland is leading the way in making a commitment to learner representation with the establishment of a national Forum.As a learner-centred form of provision, SOLAS is striving to make Further Education and Training (FET) a first choice for prospective learners, as a means to gain qualifications and secure employment. This Forum acts as a way for learners to directly influence FET provision, their suggestions for improvement will be sought and a clear outline of recommendations communicated to policy makers.The Forum is organised by AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation, and is one of a series of regional meetings taking place across the county this year. Over 80 learners from the Donegal area have registered for the event.Speaking about the Forum, Niamh O’Reilly, CEO of AONTAS, said: “The Forum provides FET learners from Donegal with the opportunity to have their voices heard, and to influence policy at regional and national level. AONTAS believes that learners are experts of their own learning and we look forward to using the deliberations from the Forum in supporting SOLAS and ETBs in creating a world-class FET system that is learner-centred.”“The establishment of the Forum recognised the importance that must be placed on those at the centre of adult education – the learners themselves, and we look forwarding to consulting with them today.” Also speaking at the Forum, Cróna Gallagher, Director of Further Education & Training in Donegal ETB said: “We are delighted to welcome adult learners who are participating in ETB adult and further education and training programmes across Donegal to the Forum.“It is a great opportunity for the learners to meet each other and network and also to let the ETB know how we can improve our service to them.“We are embarking on a three year strategic planning process with SOLAS/ Department of Education & Skills and this is an excellent chance for learners to tell us what courses they would like to see happening and also what supports they need to help them progress in their learning.”The learners in attendance have been nominated to join the Forum by Donegal ETB and include representatives from community education, Youthreach, Learning for Living, VTOS, BTEI and training programmes.If you are thinking of going back to education further information on AONTAS can be found here: www.aontas.com or you can call AONTAS on 1800 303 669 or check out Donegal ETB’s course finder on https://www.donegaletb.ie/further-education-training/course-finder/. Martina Needham, Donegal ETB and Leah Dowdall, AONTAS at the AONTAS Learner Forum project, part of the National Further Education and Training (FET) Donegal Event on Monday 23rd April FET learners from Donegal ETB met together to give feedback on the FET service through discussion sessions.Photo Clive WassonColin Chambers and Eileen McLaughlin at the AONTAS Learner Forum project, part of the National Further Education and Training (FET) Donegal Event on Monday 23rd April FET learners from Donegal ETB met together to give feedback on the FET service through discussion sessions.Photo Clive WassonJoy Rowell and Eileen McClean at the AONTAS Learner Forum project, part of the National Further Education and Training (FET) Donegal Event on Monday 23rd April FET learners from Donegal ETB met together to give feedback on the FET service through discussion sessions.Photo Clive WassonThe packed forum at the AONTAS Learner Forum project, part of the National Further Education and Training (FET) Donegal Event on Monday 23rd April FET learners from Donegal ETB met together to give feedback on the FET service through discussion sessions.Photo Clive WassonBelay Velichkovska and Sabrina Huston at the AONTAS Learner Forum project, part of the National Further Education and Training (FET) Donegal Event on Monday 23rd April FET learners from Donegal ETB met together to give feedback on the FET service through discussion sessions.Photo Clive WassonDiscussion groups at the AONTAS Learner Forum project, part of the National Further Education and Training (FET) Donegal Event on Monday 23rd April FET learners from Donegal ETB met together to give feedback on the FET service through discussion sessions.Photo Clive WassonCarol McShea, Siobhan Demsey and Kieran Blockley at the AONTAS Learner Forum project, part of the National Further Education and Training (FET) Donegal Event on Monday 23rd April FET learners from Donegal ETB met together to give feedback on the FET service through discussion sessions.Photo Clive WassonFET learners have their voices heard at Donegal Regional Forum was last modified: April 25th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
An elderly man died after waiting more than 12 days for a transfer from Letterkenny University Hospital to University Hospital Galway.The patient had been waiting for a urology review at the regional centre in Galway, but by the time his family complained, his condition had deteriorated to a point that he was too sick for a transfer. He later passed away.A complaint was made to the Ombudsman last year over the transfer delays and over the man’s family not being informed of falls. Details of the case were released today in the Ombudsman Annual Report. The brother of the elderly man said that he suffered a number of falls while he was in LUH. However, it emerged that no particular actions were taken to prevent him falling again, documentation was incomplete and the family was not notified of all the falls.Faults relating to the patient’s transfer were examined and it was found that the urology team in the Galway regional centre accepted the man for transfer, but his name was not added to the bed management list in the regional centre until 13 days later.LUH were not aware, until the Ombudsman’s examination, that the man’s name had not been put on the list.“It was clear that there was no agreed protocol covering the procedure for the transfer of patients between the two hospitals. The consultant had little involvement in the transfer and all dealings were by telephone which resulted in serious communication issues,” said Ombudsman Peter Tyndall. The family complained after 12 days, which resulted in the consultant getting the man’s named added to the transfer list. However, the patient was too ill to be transferred at this stage and he later died.The General Managers of both hospitals wrote to the family and apologised. As a result of this case, Saolta committed to finalising a Bi-Directional Patient Flow policy to streamline the process for transferring patients within the hospital group. LUH formalised a new falls management policy and specialist ‘Frailty’ training.Ombudsman Peter Tyndall received 79 complaints from people living in Donegal about providers of public services last year. Donegal County Council received 39 complaints about its services, eight of which were upheld.Elderly man died in Letterkenny Hospital after 12 day transfer delay was last modified: June 21st, 2018 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:healthombudsman annual report 2017