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Fianna Fáil General Election candidate in Mayo Cllr Lisa Chambers has criticised An Taoiseach's department and the Minster for Health for their inaction as the crisis at Mayo General A&E continues and health services nationwide deteriorate.
A local TD has hit out at what he called the slow progress on planning for a new emergency department at University Hospital Galway.
Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Mayo Cllr Lisa Chambers says the cancellation of all elective surgery at Mayo General Hospital this week will have major knock-on effects on patient waiting times. Hospital management were forced to cancel procedures due to the increase in the number of people on trolleys in the emergency department.
A 17 bed interim emergency ward for University Hospital Galway’s Emergency Department has been opened, with a further 18 beds on schedule to open within the next six to eight weeks.
More than 1,300 outpatients were waiting for more than 18 months for an appointment in UHG, the longest waiting times in the State, according to figures released by the Department of Health.
The Irish Cancer Society has welcomed the latest research that shows only eight per cent of young people aged between 10 and 17 smoke, and says that these statistics show Ireland can become tobacco-free.
Deputy Denis Naughten has described plans by the Saolta University Hospital Group to delay reviews of both maternity and A&E services at Portiuncula Hospital as “very concerning”.
Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael TD, Gabrielle McFadden, has welcomed the inclusion of €300,000 in the HSE’s Service Plan for 2016 to help complete the €3.6m upgrade of the Emergency Department at the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar.
Seven inpatient and 10 day case admissions were cancelled at University Hospital Galway as part of the regional hospital’s contingency plan to deal with the nurses’ strike, which was due to have taken place on Tuesday.
Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South Seán Kyne has welcomed clarification from the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar that the 30 new beds for UHG’s emergency department are on course to open later this month.