Motorcyclist loses battle for life at GPHC, pillion rider still hospitalised

first_img– driver of car was intoxicated at the time of the collisionA 23-year-old motorcyclist who was battling for his life at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), after being struck down by a taxi two nights ago, succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday afternoon. His friend, who was the pillion rider at the time of the accident, remains hospitalised in a serious condition.The vehicles involved in the accidentThe dead man has been identified as Ramairo Wilson of Lot 121 Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara (WCD).Based on information received, at about 18:45h on Tuesday, Wilson and a friend were travelling on a motorcycle at Vreed-en-Hoop, WCD when they were struck down by a car bearing registration number HC 3989. The car was being driven by a 39-year-old Pouderoyen, WCD resident.Reports are that the driver had just purchased bread from the area, and was proceeding along the roadway, but suddenly made an about turn. The motorcycle was then about to pass the car, but a collision occurred instead.The motorcycle reportedly slammed into the right front fender of the motorcar, resulting in Wilson and his 23-year-old friend (pillion rider) being flung to the northern side of the road.According to the Police, the two young men sustained head and other bodily injuries.Wilson was picked up in an unconscious state, while the pillion rider was semi-conscious. They were both rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH), where Wilson was examined and referred to the GPHC in a critical condition. However, Wilson’s friend was admitted at the WDRH.The police say the driver was taken into custody immediately following the accident, and a breathalyzer test conducted on him revealed that there was alcohol in his system.Wilson had never regained consciousness since the accident, and succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday afternoon. His body is at the GPHC mortuary awaiting a post mMortem. Meanwhile, the driver of the hire car remains in police custody. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

DONEGAL RELAY FOR LIFE – WHERE YOUR MONEY WILL BE SPENT

first_imgThe Irish Cancer Society has confirmed that, even before the event is held, Relay for Life Donegal has topped all the polls.The county has more teams than any previous Irish Relay event, more Candles of Hope pre sold and record amounts of money raised.So how will Relay for Life Donegal monies be spent?  Daffodil Centre – The new Daffodil Centre in Letterkenny General Hospital is scheduled to be opened in the second half of 2012 and will be staffed by a specialist cancer nurse, aided by a team of trained volunteers to provide free, expert support and advice to cancer patients, their families and the general public who have cancer concerns. The Daffodil Centre will also direct people towards other support services provided by the Irish Cancer Society like financial aid, Care to Drive or local support groups.Care to Drive – A free transport service to appointments and treatments in Letterkenny General Hospital for cancer patients. Care to Drive recruits and trains volunteer drivers to bring patients to their appointments and drop them home again afterwards, free of charge. Care to Drive reduces the stress of having to drive yourself to treatment or ask family and friends to help and also reduces the financial burden of cancer on the patients. National Cancer Helpline – Provides free cancer advice and support service to people concerned about cancer. All helpline staff are specialist cancer nurses. Often these helpline nurses can answer questions that the patient would otherwise need to wait for until their next hospital appointment. The Helpline can direct people towards other support services provided such as financial aid, Care to Drive, Daffodil Centre or local support groups.Cancer Research – In 2012 the Irish Cancer Society is investing €3.1m in Cancer Research programs across the country. For example, in the last 2 years 4 new research proposals in Galway (two Research Scholarships and two prostate cancer research projects) have been funded with a total value of over €500,000. Irish Cancer Society research made over 650 important findings in 30 years. Funding top class research in Ireland means Irish patients have access to the latest treatments and breakthroughs wherever those discoveries are made.Nursing Services – Irish Cancer Society’s night nursing team provides palliative and respite care for cancer patients and their families in their own home. In 2011, 85 nights of nursing care was provided by Irish Cancer Society night nurses to cancer patients and their families in their own homes in Donegal.Financial Aid – The Irish Cancer Society’s financial aid program provides a grant to support cancer patients who are experiencing financial hardship due to their diagnosis and treatment. In 2011 the Financial Aid program gave out over €1 million in grants.Cancer Awareness and Health Promotion Materials – 688,266 cancer information booklets and fact sheets were distributed to people concerned about cancer across the country in 2011.Plus much, much more…For more information on these programs and all the other services and supports the Irish Cancer Society provide, including support groups, advocacy and policy change, which are supported by Relay for Life Donegal, please visit www.cancer.ie or low call 1800 700 800 [email protected] and 27th May 2012 in LYITCelebrate, Remember, Fight Back.DONEGAL RELAY FOR LIFE – WHERE YOUR MONEY WILL BE SPENT was last modified: May 9th, 2012 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:Relay For Life Donegallast_img read more