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Do you know your health insurance covers you at North West Independent Hospital, Derry?

first_imgWith the North West Independent Hospital just around the corner in Derry, many Donegal patients are availing of its excellent services.But did you know that the hospital has agreements with all major health insurance companies, including BUPA, Aviva PPP, WPA, VHI and Quinn Healthcare?Thousands of patients from across Donegal are availing of the hospital’s services using this method each year. The hospital advises patients to contact their insurance company beforehand to inform them of your admission date, the procedure code (allocated by our Admissions Clerks) and your named Consultant and to check that the cost of your procedure will be covered by your individual policy.Your insurance company will then issue you with an authorisation code or send out a claim form which must be completed and signed by your Consultant at the time of your admission.This should enable the hospital’s financial account, and those of the Consultants (including Anaesthetist where appropriate), to be settled directly by the insurer. General Surgery for a Wide Range of ConditionsThe team of Consultant General Surgeons at North West Independent Hospital has the expertise to treat a wide range of conditions using the latest surgical techniques.Our surgeons have years of experience in carrying out many procedures and have access to some of the finest medical equipment and facilities available.We are able to treat a wide range of conditions, including:• Varicose veins• Hernia• Haemorrhoids• Gallbladder problems• Pilonidal Sinus• Skin Tags• EUA Rectum• Sebaceous cysts• Lumps & Bumps• Ingrown and Infected toe nails• Flexible Sigmoidoscopy & Banding of HaemorrhoidsSpecialist Care Tailored to Your Individual Needs We are constantly investing in developing the latest surgical techniques, diagnostic equipment and surgical facilities. As a result, our surgeons have been able to develop their skills in a range of sub-specialities including vascular surgery, breast surgery and colorectal surgery.Our facilities are designed to ensure patient care is of the highest standard, whether you are attending the hospital for outpatient care or you are staying with us for a longer period.We aim to ensure a reduced recovery time, minimal scarring and a decreased risk of infection. Our surgeons will also try to offer minimally invasive surgical techniques where possible, such as keyhole surgery.General Surgery for All Ages Thanks to the wide and varied skills and experience of the surgical teams within the hospital, we are able to offer general surgery to patients of all ages, including children. Our Paediatric Surgeons can offer a number of surgical services to children and young adults. The hospital offers a specialist Paediatric wing that has been purposely designed for the care and recovery of children.At every stage of your treatment, you will receive the best care. From determining the right form of anaesthetic to planning your recovery time and aftercare, we will put your mind at rest and ensure that you are comfortable at all times. You can also expect the highest standards in safety and hygiene in every area of our hospital.Speak to us today to arrange your surgery at our fully-equipped facilitiesWe are proud to specialise in many areas of general surgery. We would be very happy to speak to you if you have a particular procedure coming up, and you would like us to arrange your surgery and care. Our surgeons are constantly developing their specialist skills, and we support their progress by providing them with state-of-the-art technologies and equipment. This means as a patient, you can expect the very best care and attention at all times, knowing that you are in good hands.From removal of varicose veins to the removal of gallstones, our general surgery services are of the highest standard and we would be very happy to give you more information. We have carried out countless procedures over the years, and specialise in many areas of general surgery.Speak to our friendly team now to book a consultation, and to find out more about our procedures and facilities.Call us now on 048 7776 3090, or use our website http://www.nwih.co.ukDo you know your health insurance covers you at North West Independent Hospital, Derry? was last modified: April 17th, 2018 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:DerryinsuranceNorth West Independent Hospitalprocedureslast_img read more

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House lawmakers balk at most Trump science cuts in early bills

first_imgA House of Representatives spending panel gives a boost to a proposed NASA mission to land a probe on the jovian moon Europa. 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Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country No. That’s the first official answer from lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives to President Donald Trump’s request to make deep budget cuts at several key science funding agencies.House appropriators last week advanced a half-dozen 2018 budget bills that mostly ignore Trump’s proposed double-digit cuts, and chose to hold spending at many agencies roughly at current levels. Democrats even crowed about the bipartisan support for the resistance. “The chairman’s mark rejects some of the administration’s worst proposals,” said Representative José Serrano (D–NY), the top Democrat on the commerce, justice, and science (CJS) panel led by Representative John Culberson (R–TX), in a29 June session to approve a bill that covers several science agencies.The budget for the Office of Science at the Department of Energy (DOE), for example, would hold steady at its 2017 level of $5.39 billion rather than plunge by 17%, according to a bill covering energy and water projects. The National Science Foundation (NSF) would come up 1.8% short of its current $7.47 billion budget, but that’s much better than the 11% cut that Trump proposed last May. In a third bill, the Department of Defense’s basic research account would remain flat at $2.28 billion, slightly above Trump’s request, and its Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency would get a 6% boost to $3.07 billion, slightly below the White House request. Email NASA/Kate Ramsayer NASA’s science programs would see a 1% boost, to $5.9 billion, fueled in part by a $220 million increase for a planned multibillion-dollar mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa. Trump had requested a 1% cut to NASA’s science office. The House spending panel also rejected a similar proposed reduction in NASA’s overall budget of $19.7 billion, instead giving it a record $19.9 billion.Not all the news was good. NASA’s earth science budget would shrink by 11%, or $217 million, to $1.7 billion. At the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), funding for climate science would drop by 19%, according to Serrano, who provided no further details. Overall, the House bill would impose a 14%, $710 million cut to NOAA’s current $5.7 billion budget. Representative Nita Lowey (D–NY), the top Democrat on the full appropriations committee, said the cuts are “further proof that the Republican majority doesn’t take the science of climate change seriously.”DOE’s $300-million-a-year Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) would disappear, in line with Trump’s request. NSF would retain current funding levels for its six research directorates, but Culberson’s panel rejected its $105 million request to start building the first two of three new research ships. (However, Senate appropriators are almost certain to restore the money for the ships in their version of the bill, continuing a battle between the two houses over the project. Senators have also signaled support for ARPA-E.)At the National Institute of Standards and Technology, scientific programs would face a 4% cut rather than Trump’s proposed 13% reduction, although House appropriators balked at Trump’s plan to eliminate its Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which helps domestic companies. The Census Bureau would receive a 4% boost for its array of censuses and surveys, the same amount Trump has requested. But demographers say that amount is woefully short of what the agency needs to finish preparations for the decennial head count of the U.S. population in 2020. We’re counting on a bigger overall budget deal that hopefully will give us a little more room. … But until we get that, it’s going to be tough. House lawmakers balk at most Trump science cuts in early bills All of those numbers, however, come with major caveats. The Senate needs to come up with its own spending bills. Also, Congress as a whole has yet to adopt an overall 2018 spending blueprint, called a budget resolution, which lawmakers use to set how much money is allocated to each of the 12 appropriations bills. Republicans are eager to finalize a resolution because, under the Senate’s arcane rules, it would ease the way to passing tax reform legislation later this year.Absent that resolution, legislators are supposed to adhere to a 2011 budget deal that sets annual spending caps for both civilian and military programs. The two sectors are supposed to move in lockstep. But Republicans have proposed an increase in military spending that could top $60 billion, while shrinking civilian spending by $4 billion. Many Democrats would be happy to boost military spending, too, but only if Congress scraps the caps and approves a big hike for civilian programs as well.Culberson says that such a deal would let him increase funding for some programs now being squeezed in his bill. “We’re counting on a bigger overall budget deal that hopefully will give us a little more room to take care of some of these important things,” he told his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. “But until we get that, it’s going to be tough.”Given that jockeying, and the White House’s apparent hostility to research spending, many research lobbyists have embraced a “flat is the new up” mentality for science budgets. That approach runs counter to the community’s traditional push for steadily growing budgets, but it may be more realistic in the current political climate.Many important numbers are pending. Lawmakers have yet to release spending bills covering the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—which accounts for about half of all civilian basic research dollars—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Trump has targeted all of those agencies for large cuts. But lawmakers have strongly condemned the NIH and CDC cuts at recent budget hearings, raising hopes that both agencies will escape the ax. The outlook for EPA, which has fewer fans on the Republican side, might be grimmer.Republican leaders want to finish these and other House bills before the August recess. But the Senate is unlikely to move as quickly. Most observers expect current spending levels to be extended well into the 2018 year, which begins 1 October, before Congress reaches a final agreement. That means researchers may have a long wait before they learn the fate of their favorite federal funding source.last_img read more

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