Letterkenny hospital asks patients to stay away as emergency cases spiral

first_imgLetterkenny University Hospital has asked patients to stay away unless they are in need of emergency medical treatment.It follows a huge spike in the number of patients who have been admitted to the Emergency Department.A total of 164 patients attended the hospital’s Emergency Department which is significantly higher than the average which ranges between 105 and 115 patients per day. A spokesman for Saolta, the communications company which represents the hospital said the emergency department is extremely busy this week.A statement said “The hospital has admitted a significant number of ill patients, many of whom remain in the ED awaiting a bed.“Yesterday (Mon) 164 patients attended the ED. This is significantly higher than the average number attending the ED, which ranges between 105 and 115 patients per day.“Given the volume of patients attending the Emergency Department, we are asking the public to only present at an ED if they are in need of emergency medical treatment. Patients should contact their GP or GP Out-of-Hours service in the first instance. Patients attending ED are prioritised, with urgent cases treated first.”The spokesperson apologised for the distress or inconvenience caused to patients who are experiencing long wait times.Letterkenny hospital asks patients to stay away as emergency cases spiral was last modified: April 15th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:donegalGPsLetterkenny University HospitalovercrowdingSaoltalast_img read more

Jay Baer on How Talk Triggers Can Revolutionize Your Word of Mouth Marketing, Episode #117

first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:16 — 33.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSWord of mouth marketing is essential to the success of any business. Why is it then, that so many marketers don’t have a specific word of mouth marketing strategy? Jay Baer, the author of the new book “Talk Triggers,” joins Anthony on this episode of In The Arena to answer that exact question. He’ll walk you through 4 criteria to keep in mind when creating a talk trigger for your business, as well as share stories of how talk triggers have led to immense success for some of the top businesses in the United States. It’s an episode not to be missed – listen now!The persuasive power of offline #WordOfMouth #marketing is 43% higher than stand-alone posts on social media. Learn how to leverage WOM through #TalkTriggers on this episode of #InTheArena with @JayBaer, hosted by @iannarino.Click To TweetWhat are talk triggers and why are they important in word of mouth marketing?Jay explains talk triggers as, “something that you choose to do differently that creates conversation.” They’re not to be confused with marketing tactics. Rather, they’re operational choices that are designed to specifically generate discussions about your business. The single greatest way to grow any business is for your customers to do the growing for you through storytelling. You story arises from your talk trigger – are you giving your audience a story to tell?There is persuasive power in both online and offline conversations about your organizationRecent studies have shown that verbal marketing occurs equally online and offline. However, the persuasive power of offline word of mouth marketing is 43% higher than stand-alone posts on social media. The conversations that occur online and offline typically remain separate, and they are triggered by different things. Jay explains how a stellar talk trigger can be powerful both online and in person on this episode, and you don’t want to miss his insights.Creating a great #TalkTrigger to incorporate in your word of mouth #marketing strategy isn’t easy. Luckily, @JayBaer shares his top 4 criteria to follow when brainstorming ideas on this episode of #InTheArena hosted by @iannarino. Listen now!Click To TweetFollow these 4 criteria to craft a great talk triggerCreating a great talk trigger to incorporate into your word of mouth marketing strategy isn’t easy. Luckily, Jay shares his top 4 criteria to follow when brainstorming trigger ideas, and they’re all featured on this episode of In The Arena. But don’t miss the full story – be sure to check out his book on Amazon and wherever you buy books.Remarkable – it needs to be worthy of remarks – people don’t share mediocre storiesRelevant – it cannot simply be about gathering attention, because chatter only lasts for a short period of timeReasonable – different enough to attract attention, but not so “out there” that people are wary of the offerRepeatable – a talk trigger isn’t just a one-time stuntLearn from their success – both The Cheesecake Factory and Doubletree have stellar talk triggersTwo of the best examples of profitable talk triggers come from The Cheesecake Factory and Doubletree. At 5,940 words, the Factory’s menu is impressively long. But the menu is so much more than an expansive offering of entrees – it’s a specific marketing strategy. Their menu has become so infamous that when Jay and his team polled hundreds of Cheesecake Factory customers, they discovered that 38% had told someone else about the menu in the past 30 days, without being asked or prompted. This allows the Factory to spend $276 million less per year on marketing than the Olive Garden or Outback Steakhouse.Consider also Doubletree’s goal to give hotel guests the warmest welcome in the hotel industry, complete with a fresh, warm chocolate chip cookie upon arrival. Their cookies fit within the context of what they do, and they’ve been doing it for over 30 years. They sustainably delight their customers time after time, and that’s the truest sign of a successful talk trigger.“The single greatest way to grow any #business is for your customers to do the growing for you through #storytelling.” Hear more from #marketing expert @JayBaer on this episode of #InTheArena, hosted by @iannarino. Listen here! Click To TweetOutline of this great episode Jay Baer, digital marketing guru, on why he wrote a book on word of mouth marketing The persuasive power of online and in-person word of mouth marketing What are talk triggers and why are they important? Your talk triggers don’t have to be huge gestures – follow these 4 criteria to craft a great talk trigger Why is being relevant important in your talk trigger? Reasonability is just as important when designing a talk trigger Talk trigger success comes from repeatable strategiesResources & Links mentioned in this episodeTalk Triggers websiteConvince and Convert websiteJay’s websiteBOOK: “Hug Your Haters: How to Embrace Complaints and Keep Your Customers”BOOK: “Talk Triggers: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth”BOOK: “Contagious: Why Things Catch On”Ep 53, “Jay Baer on Hugging Your Haters and the Real Value of Stellar Customer Service”SPONSOR: MailTag.IODufl brandConnect with Jay on LinkedInFollow Jay on TwitterFollow Jay on FacebookThe theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarino Tweets you can use to share this episodeAuthor & #marketing expert @JayBaer explains how a stellar #TalkTrigger can be powerful both online & in person on this ep of #InTheArena, and you don’t want to miss his insights. Listen now – your word of mouth marketing strategy will thank you. @iannarinoClick To Tweet#TalkTriggers aren’t #marketing tactics. Rather, they’re operational choices that are designed to specifically generate discussions about your business. Learn more from expert @JayBaer on #InTheArena, hosted by @iannarino.Click To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

Tanduay books quarters seat

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Tanduay barged into the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup quarterfinals as it downed Wangs Basketball, 93-81, Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Paul Varilla came up big in the end game as he scored five of his nine points in the last three minutes to hold off a furious rally from the Couriers and propel the Rhum Masters to the playoffs with their 6-2 slate.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Mark Isip ignited Marinerong Pilipino’s 119-74 blowout win over Zark’s Burgers in the other game to stay in playoff contention.Tanduay nearly blew a late 15-point lead before Varilla fired up the Rhum Masters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Skippers, meanwhile, refused to be caught off-guard by the sudden activation of former pro Mac Cardona.“We just want to break their spirit early on, pound them, and attack them. The players responded even if we found out that Mac (Cardona) was playing today,” said coach Koy Banal. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ PBA gives Chot OK to form best nat’l team Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View commentslast_img read more

Karunanidhi arrives in Delhi to meet jailed daughter Kanimozhi

first_imgDMK chief M. Karunanidhi arrived in the national capital on Tuesday to meet his daughter Kanimozhi, lodged in Tihar Central Jail for her alleged role in 2G spectrum allocation scam. An upset DMK patriarch decided to call on his daughter to console her after Kanimozhi’s hope to secure bail was dashed on Monday when the Supreme Court rejected her plea along with that of Kalaignar TV managing director Sharad Kumar. Karunanidhi was received at the airport by his party’s ministers in the Union government and the MPs. He had boarded a flight from Chennai in the morning along with senior leaders Duraimurugan, K. Ponmudy and others. Sources said that despite being present in the city Karunanidhi was unlikely to attend an important meeting of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) constituents, called by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on Lokpal later in the day. The DMK however maintained that only parliamentary party leaders were invited for the meeting. This is Karunanidhi’s second visit to Delhi to meet his daughter since her arrest on May 20. He was expected to return to Chennai the same night. Earlier, dismissing the pleas of Kanimozhi and Kumar, the apex court bench had given them liberty to file fresh applications after the special trial court completes the process of framing charges against all the accused named in the two charge-sheets filed by the CBI.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.advertisementlast_img read more

Asian Games: Parveen Rana wants to emulate guru Sushil Kumar

first_imgSushil KumarThe promising Parveen Rana considers himself lucky to be groomed by none other than Sushil Kumar, for he belongs to the same weight category as the two-time Olympic medallist. Rana has been Sushil’s sparring partner for some time now and has picked the brains of the champion wrestler.So when Rana steps on to the mat in Incheon, he would know that he will have to live up to a legacy. Had Sushil competed at the Asian Games, he would have turned up in 70kg but he chose to skip the event and hand the youngster his first major international break.”I consider myself very fortunate that I got the opportunity to train with Sushil bhaiya. This time he told me, ‘How long will I compete. Now it is time for you to compete in major events and win medals for the country’. Sushil bhaiya has set such high standards and to match his exploits will be a big responsibility for me,” Rana told Mail Today.”I know he will be watching me closely. He is always present during my training to help. I am lucky to learn from him.”Both Sushil and Rana had to switch from the 66kg to a higher category after the change of weight classes. Sushil competed in the 74kg in Glasgow as there was no 70kg class in the event.The 21-year-old Rana has shown his talent at the junior level, and also at international competitions in which Sushil did not participate. He won a bronze medal at the junior World and Asian meets and gold at the Youth Commonwealth Games, besides bagging bronze at the Senior Asian Championships. “I have always sought his advice at every step in my career and he has been there to guide me,” he said.advertisementAs luck would have it, Rana suffered a neck injury three months back and doctors advised surgery. “Had I been operated upon, I would have missed the Asian Games. Sushil told me that physiotherapy will help and gave his example as to how he had competed with injury many times in his career. That boosted me.”last_img read more