GPHC probes allegations of mistreatment of nurse

first_imgIn light of a recent post on social media that senior officials at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) were mistreating staff, with the most recent being a nurse who had been undergoing her monthly cycle while on duty, the health facility has launched an investigation into the allegations.Georgetown Public Hospital CorporationThe GPHC in a release on its Facebook page explained that the recent allegations on social media of mistreatment are being investigated and the appropriate actions will be taken.According to the statement, “The Board and Administration of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) note the recent circulation on social media of posts by members of staff relating to allegations of mistreatment by their supervisors”.“The GPHC has established mechanisms accessible to all staff for making complaints, conducting investigations and providing appropriate redress.“At approximately 4:30 PM on Thursday, December 5, 2019, a matter allegedly involving [a] nursing assistant and some senior nursing personnel was brought to the attention of the Administration, and an investigation was instantly initiated,” the statement said.“The general public is hereby assured that the allegations are being investigated and the appropriate action(s) will be taken in a timely manner.”In closing, the statement stated that “The GPHC wishes to guarantee the public that it condemns all forms of misconduct and misuse of authority, and the Corporation remains committed to maintaining a healthy and productive work environment for all staff”.Since the recent revelation, more nurses from the said hospital have been publicising other horrible experiences.However, in the post the nurse claimed that after working a night shift, she was instructed to attend an early morning meeting with the male Director, however, she requested to go home and attend to herself first, since she was menstruating.According to the nurse, the request was refused in the presence of other supervisors in a room where the meeting was supposedly taking place and the Director then insisted that sanitary napkins be brought to her to tidy up at work.To make matters worse, the nurse claimed that the sanitary napkins were brought to her and she was then instructed to go to the washroom in the presence of a female supervisor and have the inspection done.According to the post, as the nurse was about to change into the napkins, the senior nurse pulled her underwear and inspected to ensure she was indeed menstruating.The nurse stated that she was humiliated, since her entire pride was striped at that moment. She further alleged that after visiting higher authorities at the Corporation, she is disappointed because the matter is not being taken seriously.last_img read more

Bayern Munich, Spurs and Juventus locked in transfer battle to sign Ajax starlet

first_img 2 2 Already adept on the big stage, the young defender marked Cristiano Ronaldo while playing for the Netherlands Bayern Munich have joined Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur in the race for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt.The 18-year-old is regarded as a future star of Dutch football and it is considered only a matter of time before he secures a big move. Juventus and Tottenham are both interested in the centre-back, who established himself as a regular at Ajax last season.Bayern Munich, however, are now also in hunt to sign De Ligt and could make an offer in the coming weeks.Indeed, according to Sport Bild, the German champions have added the Dutchman to their shortlist as they fear they may have to sign a centre-back. Bayern defender Jerome Boateng is wanted by both Real Madrid and Manchester United, and he is considering his options.That would leave Bayern needing a new centre-back and as a result they have started to track De Ligt. De Ligt tackles Marcus Rashford while on international duty last_img read more

DONEGAL RETREAT WINS GEORGINA CAMPBELL ‘FARMHOUSE OF THE YEAR’ AWARD

first_imgThe stunning Trean HouseA Co Donegal guesthouse has won a prestigious award and named Farmhouse of the Year.Trean House in Inishowen scooped th prize in the 2016 Georgina Campbell Award.These are Ireland’s longest-running food and hospitality awards, and highly respected by the industry. Every year Georgina Campbell and her team of experienced assessors comb the country’s hotels, country houses, guesthouses, restaurants, pubs, cafés and speciality food shops seeking out the best food and hospitality experiences for readers of The Guide (‘the glovebox bible’) and followers of the very successful website, www.ireland-guide.com.Speaking about the ongoing search for excellence, Ms Campbell said, “Our programme of anonymous assessment visits has continued throughout the season as usual, always keeping a sharp eye out for those exceptional establishments which are right on top of their game and going the extra mile for customers.“Once again this year, we have found plenty of new ones worthy of recommendation, especially in urban areas, and it is always exciting to see newcomers to the hospitality industry who understand the importance of standards and want visitors – domestic and from abroad – to enjoy Irish food and hospitality at its best. We are not seeking perfection but hospitality with real heart, and we’re finding it in clusters of excellence all over the country.Proprietors Joyce and Mervyn Norris said “We’re absolutely delighted to win this prestigious award. It’s one thing to be part of such a distinguished guide, but to win our category is a real honour. It’s wonderful to be listed up there with some of the best establishments in the country. ” Established 20 years ago in 1995, Joyce and Mervyn have been welcoming guests from all around the world and are actively involved with promoting local tourism.Reflecting on the changes in the industry over the past 20 years, Joyce said “We started B&B in 1995 as a way to diversify our farm income. There have been opportunities with the growth of the internet and increased spending power, but we’ve also faced increased competition from hotel rooms, holiday homes and more B&B properties. It’s refreshing to know that providing a warm welcome and the personal touch will always win in the end.”Joyce feels publications like Georgina Campbell’s Ireland guide are important to the industry, as they provide an respected, independent voice that people can trust:“In an age where there’s so much choice, Georgina Campbell’s Ireland guide is more relevant than ever, providing authentic, trustworthy recommendations on the best of what Ireland has to offer.”Unlike most other award schemes, the Georgina Campbell Awards are not commercially driven, there is no charge to establishments for recommendation or any element of the awards process. It is this independence which has earned them special respect in the industry, and public trust. This is what the judges had to say about our own Trean House.FARMHOUSE OF THE YEAR 2016Georgina Campbell Guide Awards 2016, held at the Bord Bia offices, Dublin.Trean House, Inishowen.“The idea of a farm stay is heaven to many visitors to Ireland, and to families living in cities. An engaging rural experience is what visitors to Joyce and Mervyn Norris’s welcoming coastal farm can be sure of, and what a treat that is.Ironically some technical detail has excluded them from the Wild Atlantic Way, but the Atlantic is there alright, just a few yards away, and- if you are lucky- you can enjoy the changing light on the sea while you watch the locals playing football on their beachside pitch.Warm hospitality, good home baking, an open fire, lovely gardens and simple, immaculately clean accommodation and local knowledge is what Joyce and Mervyn enjoy giving to their guests – and if that isn’t authentic I don’t know what is.”DONEGAL RETREAT WINS GEORGINA CAMPBELL ‘FARMHOUSE OF THE YEAR’ AWARD was last modified: October 5th, 2015 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:Georgina CampbellTrean Houselast_img read more

DeBoer puts Sharks forward on alert as team gets healthy

first_imgSAN JOSE — Sharks coach Pete DeBoer is putting Joonas Donskoi on alert: get your game in shape or you could be the odd man out.With Evander Kane’s return to practice on Wednesday, the Sharks forward group is on the verge of being fully healthy for the first time since they acquired Gus Nyquist at the trade deadline last week. As a result, someone will be getting bumped from the lineup in the near future, and at this point, Donskoi is a leading candidate, struggling through another cold stretch …last_img

South Africa’s shoe-shine king

first_img18 December 2015“We’re the biggest shoe-shine company in Africa,” says Lere Mgayiya, the founder of Lere’s Shoe Shine Experience, which operates in three major South African airports, in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.Shoe-shine king Lere Mgayiya: a home-grown success story http://t.co/fA3p8DM4kg pic.twitter.com/ceQakIJIC3— Destiny Man (@Destiny_Man) July 14, 2015But starting a business wasn’t easy, Mgayiya says. A former South African Airways employee, he is a serial entrepreneur who started up several small businesses that were unsuccessful. In his life, Mgayiya has sold produce – he sold eggs to the Parliament canteen – as well as worked with livestock; he has also had a public mobile phone business and dabbled in stock market investment.Ultimately, those efforts proved fruitless. “I was considered a loser by my peers and family because I resigned from SAA and the money I invested was gone. That created a lot of pressure for me to look for a job. But I did not want to do that because it is not who I am at all,” Mgayiya says.In 2002, inspired by an article about a local shoe shiner, he invested in the man’s business. He also added its unique selling point – the airport locations.Lere’s Shoe Shine at OR Tambo are fantastic! Love these guys. Please support them they do a fantastic job! @pavlobiz pic.twitter.com/L222P8ufAL— Aki Anastasiou (@AkiAnastasiou) November 11, 2014Having worked in airports before, he understood that passenger traffic passing through would make it a strategic location for his service. He used his connections to negotiate a deal to operate at Cape Town International Airport. The company, initially named Airport Shoe Shine, started off slow but steady. Mgayiya sold most of his valuables to invest in his first luxury shiner’s chair and the company’s single employee.“We worked 18 hours a day, six days a week,” he remembers, with the hard work paying off in a substantial profit in the first two months, money he invested back into the company. With two more chairs and more shiners, the business soared.The company’s biggest break was when it received authorisation to open at OR Tambo International, South Africa’s largest airport, where the shiners became a popular feature for travelling businesspeople.Mgayiya partnered with Airports Company South Africa (Acsa), which operates the airports in the country, in his inevitable, unconventional way.“I had read about Acsa looking to encourage businesses within the airport and one day saw the chief executive walking around the Cape Town terminal. I walked up and told her how well she was doing; how I could see how she had turned the business around because I was at the airport every day. And she was so impressed that she asked me why I had not expanded to Johannesburg.”The rest is history.In 2008, the business expanded to OR Tambo and Durban’s King Shake airports and soon after into five other airports around South Africa. However, the stress of running eight detached locations on a limited budget led Mgayiya to close some and focus on the major airports in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.“We learnt our lesson. We expanded too quickly to inappropriate places, which almost killed our business. We had to kill those operations fast before they killed us,” Mgayiya says.But as these three continue to gain more customers, Lere’s Shoe Shine is now eyeing expansion again. This time, though, the business is looking to go global, with plans for partnerships in the US and UK, as well as in the rest of Africa.@pavlobiz @Radio702 staff treated to shoe shine from Elliot for Lere’s Shoe Shine @BDO_SA for the 1st #CEOSleepoutZA pic.twitter.com/wvfFQvTxt7— mich (@michalentweet) May 5, 2015Mgayiya’s business philosophy is simple: passion and clever thinking are more important to entrepreneurs than just money. The business’s customers – be they tourists arriving in South Africa for the first time or seasoned business travellers – always enjoy having someone to talk to. “They enjoy the experience of interacting with (the shoe shiner), (so all my) employees have extrovert personalities“They’re someone to connect with, talk to, when you’re far from home in a hard, cold place like an airport, it’s nice to find a quiet, relaxed space for a chance to stop and relax for a moment and maybe engage meaningfully with someone that you might not have met in any other situation. That’s what this business is really about, everything else will follow if you engage with the client.”Today, Mgayiya has 45 employees and he estimates his company shines the shoes of between 120 000 and 130 000 customers a year.His advice to budding entrepreneurs is to be prepared to commit themselves completely to their business, even if it means facing greater risks. “If you are not invested in that business, it changes the chances of success.”He firmly believes that good businesses are made from good ideas, from your head and heart. “It is the driving force which is generated from the love and passion for those ideas that makes it successful – it is not just the money,” Mgayiya says.“No matter how poor you are, no matter where you come from in life. it is your brain that makes you successful and your heart that drives you.”Source: AFKInsiderlast_img read more