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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.
Recent research shows that 80 per cent of all infections are spread by hands.
More than 500,000 people aged 65 and older in Ireland are at risk of getting pneumococcal disease, or pneumo, this winter.
Winter is here – bringing with it stuffy colds, coughs, chest infections, sore throats, and energy draining flus. The good news is that by treating yourself to acupuncture treatments and healthy doses of Chinese herbal medicines you can prevent or eliminate these annoying symptoms and maintain a fit, active, lifestyle.
The healthcare sector in Ireland has witnessed significant changes in the past 10 years, increased regulation now means carers and healthcare workers are required to obtain FETAC/QQI accredited courses to work in the care sector. HealthSET is an accredited healthcare training company in Galway and Ennis, run by nurses, which specialises in a range of QQI Level 5 healthcare courses.
The prostate is a small gland about the size of a walnut and is situated just below the male bladder.
For many summer can be a worrying time, bringing with it sudden attacks of sneezing, blocked noses, itching of the roof of the mouth, and red, watery, and itchy eyes.
One ward remains closed this week at the west’s biggest hospital due to a number of suspected cases of the vomiting bug. (norovirus)
AIDS West are to offer free confidential rapid HIV Testing on the last Tuesday of each month at the Teach Solais Centre, Merchants Road, Galway starting Tuesday 31 January.