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Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, will become the latest hospital to institute a smoke-free campus policy on Monday next, with smoking banned from all areas of the hospital grounds.
A county councillor and member of the HSE West’s regional health forum is calling on the health authority to re-establish a stroke service at Portiuncula Hospital.
The newly refurbished paediatric unit at Portiuncula Hospital, which opened earlier this week, includes enhanced isolation facilities as well as two additional two-bedded adolescent wards.
The delay in opening a sexual assault treatment unit in the city has been described as “unacceptable” by a city councillor.
There will be a delay in the opening of a sexual assault treatment unit in Galway, which will also serve Mayo, a meeting of the Regional Health Forum West heard this week.
About 12 per cent of patients are referred “inappropriately” to the HSE West’s public hospitals, according to a bed utilisation study carried out this year.
More hospital beds are expected to be freed up nationally with the introduction of a new discharge system.
The HSE is urging people to be good neighbours this winter, especially to check on older people in their neighbourhoods.The call comes from Chris Kane, the spokesperson for the HSE West’s winter initiative team.
A local city councillor is calling for the resignation of Health Minister Mary Harney in the wake of recent reports that further budgetary cutbacks would result in the loss of 60 beds, 126 staff and two theatres at University Hospital Galway.
The HSE has dismissed rumours that cancer services at University Hospital Galway are under threat because of budget pressures. The suggestions were made after a leaked internal letter was quoted in a newspaper but this letter was only meant as a discussion paper, the HSE has explained.