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Operating theatres in Merlin Park Hospital, which have been closed for six months, are still not open, despite having undergone repairs, resulting in some 1,500 patients still awaiting operations.
Funding for a new state-of-the-art elective hospital for Galway and the west based in Merlin Park is expected to be included in the Government’s Capital Plan, due to be announced in Dublin tomorrow.
Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Longford-Westmeath TD, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran has announced that he has secured an extra €100,000 for respite services at St Hilda’s Services, Athlone.
Improved ambulance service times in Connemara and Galway city are the hoped for outcomes of a meeting, taking place today, between Galway TDs and senators with key National Ambulance Service staff.
It is “completely unacceptable” that only four of 25 community health teams in the Galway/Mayo/Roscommon region, have a full staff allocation, according to Fianna Fáil Galway East TD and spokesperson on children and youth affairs, Anne Rabbitte.
University Hospital Galway (UHG) will face a worsening overcrowding crisis and fall behind other acute facilities unless plans for the development of Merlin Park Hospital are immediately prioritised, a government TD has warned.
The Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources, and Digital Development, Seán Kyne, has said that the GP visit cards and extra funding for respite care will help carers and people with disabilities in Galway.
Up to 60 elective orthopaedic operations are being cancelled each week at Merlin Park Hospital following the detection of a significant leak last month in a flat roof housing the hospital's two orthopaedic theatres.
Patients in Galway are almost twice as likely to be waiting for "unacceptably long periods", sometimes up to 15 months or more, for inpatient or day-case operations, as those in the rest of the State.