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Despite the opening of a new Emergency Department in University Hospital Limerick, the hospital continues to suffer severe overcrowding, a situation that should serve as a warning to Galway and its own A&E crisis.
University Hospital Galway is in the process of appointing a paediatric endocrinologist.
Local children with Type 1 diabetes areas are forced to travel to Limerick for treatment because a paediatric diabetes consultant post has remained unfilled at University Hospital Galway for the past two years.
The head of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has warned that overcrowding at UHG is unlikely to be resolved for at least five years. In figures released by the INMO yesterday ahead of its annual conference, UHG was named among the top five most overcrowded hospitals in the country in April.
One in six pregnant women or 16 per cent of pregnant women attending maternity services across Ireland are at probable risk of depression during their pregnancy, according to a new survey launched this week by a Trinity College Dublin research team and the Irish Obstetric Services. Mayo Univesity Hospital, Castlebar, was one of the maternity sites involved in this first comprehensive incidence survey. More than 5,000 women at all stages of pregnancy were questioned for the study in Castlebar and at The National Maternity Hospital, Cork University Hospital, University Hospital Limerick, and community antenatal clinics in Tallaght.
A full capacity protocol was issued on Monday in University Hospital Galway, after the number of patients on trolleys in the Emergency Department increased by 209 per cent over the weekend.