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Mayo cancer patients missing out on beds at UHG due to A&E overcrowding

Mayo cancer patients are being treated like second class citizens at University Hospital Galway’s centre of excellence according to a local deputy.

Minister urged to fund Ballina step-down beds to ease Mayo General overcrowding

Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin is calling on the Minister for Health James Reilly to intervene in what she has called the “serious ongoing trolley problem at Mayo General Hospital” by funding the opening of 12 step-down beds in Ballina District Hospital.

Mayo cardiac patients being deprived of best opportunity of surviving — coroner

Coroner for south Mayo John O’Dwyer commented this week that patients in Mayo who have a heart attack may not have the best opportunity for survival given the short time frame they have to get to the cardiac unit at University Hospital Galway.

Calls for separate waiting space to keep drunks and children apart at A&E

Separate waiting and assessment facilities must be provided at University Hospital Galway’s A&E department to treat children, the chairman of the HSE West’s regional health forum stated this week.

Mayo General experiencing overcrowding at A&E

Mayo General Hospital’s emergency department was extremely busy on Monday with a higher than usual number of patients presenting at the hospital.

Information on accessing mental health services in Mayo

The HSE in Mayo strives to provide a comprehensive range of mental health services both in the community and at various hospital and primary care sites around the county. The mental health team includes a consultant psychiatrist, registrar in psychiatry, mental health nurses, as well as addiction counsellors, psychologists, occupational therapists, and social workers. Total confidentiality for patients and clients is guaranteed at all times.

Emergency Department at Mayo General Hospital ‘busy’ alert

HSE West issued a statement on Monday last to advise the public that the Emergency Department at Mayo General Hospital had been extremely busy over the weekend, with a high number of patients requiring admission on Monday morning and requesting only those presenting in real emergencies to attend.

Galway patients failed to turn up for 35,000 appointments

Patients did not show up for 35,000 outpatient appointments at Galway University Hospitals (UHG and Merlin Park) last year.

Savings for a rainy day may all be needed for health care

For some time now there have been complaints that Irish people are stockpiling too much money away in savings instead of spending and keeping the economy ticking over. Some ten years ago the story was an entirely different one when the government of the day introduced an unbeatable SSIA savings scheme, offering €1 on every €4 euro saved, up to a maximum contribution of €50 per month on every €250 saved. Despite demands for this 'free money' to be stopped by some public figures who wanted it siphoned off in the direction of social welfare, the scheme ran for five years, generating an attractive €20,000+ lump sum for those fortunates who could avail of the maximum top-up.

Fears for public health service as hospital issues emergency alert

Mayo General Hospital is under huge pressure this week as staff experience increased demand for services from members of the public.

 

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