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The overcrowding crisis at public hospital emergency departments is set to continue for several more weeks due to the seasonal surge in demand for services.
The number of patients on trolleys at Mayo General Hospital has increased since yesterday as hospitals across the country are trying to deal with the record high number of patients waiting for beds.
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has today (Monday) renewed its call for the cancellation of all planned elective or routine admissions to the country's acute hospitals for a minimum of two weeks, saying overcrowding in emergency departments has reached an all time high.
A new A&E unit is a must for University Hospital Galway because the current facility is too small and is not fit for its purpose, a local TD insisted this week.
The West/North West Hospitals Group has admitted that despite ongoing efforts by staff and management at University Hospital Galway “not all emergency department patients are afforded privacy and dignity”.
The board of the West/North West Hospitals Group met in Mayo General Hospital this week. This was the sixth meeting of the board this year and the first visit of the board to Mayo.
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.
More than 50 heart attack patients have been transferred by helicopter to Galway University Hospitals (GUH) in the past six months.