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Unprecedented pressure on local hospitals as infection runs rampant in community

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

The local acute hospital system remains under “severe pressure”, the like of which it has never experienced before, the chief executive of the Saolta University Health Care Group, which runs the seven public hospitals in the west and north-west of the country, said this week.

There are more people hospitalised now with Covid-19 than at any other time during the pandemic.

Tony Canavan was speaking as Covid-19 numbers continue to rise in Galway, almost 2,800 new cases of the virus were confirmed in the past two weeks in the region. There are currently 129 Covid positive patients in University Hospital Galway with 11 of these being treated in the intensive care unit. At the peak of the first wave, the highest number of patients in the hospital with the virus at any one time was 18, according to UHG manager, Chris Kane.


Cheevers demands council initiate CPO on derelict Corrib Great Southern site

Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

A demand has been made for the Galway City Council to initiate a Compulsory Purchase Order on the controversial and derelict Corrib Great Southern site. ...


Two new Galway stars in the poetry sky

Aoife Reilly and Vinny Glynn-Steed.

BOTH VINNY Glynn-Steed and Aoife Reilly have an ongoing love affair with language. It is this that drives their poetry rather than any need to deliver a message. ...


Brisk start to sales in 2021

Mullery auctioneers has reported an incredibly busy start to 2021 with numerous sales having been agreed in the first two weeks of January for well in excess of the guide prices. ...


New Mercedes-Benz S-Class goes on sale here with new techology

The new generation S-Class has arrived in Ireland in standard and long wheelbase versions. ...


New online portal for people seeking to upskill or retrain

Unemployed, employees, and employers in Galway are set to benefit from a new online portal for people seeking to upskill or retrain. ...


Clery excited about Bell’s appointment as Galway WFC assistant manager

Galway WFC chairman Stephen Moran, new assistant manager Dave Bell, and manager Billy Clery pictured at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Galway WFC has appointed the highly regarded Dave Bell as assistant manager for the upcoming 2021 Women’s National League season. ...


Irish language classes at Áras na nGael

O' Donoghue Centre at NUI Galway.

Are you looking to start the New Year with a new hobby? Why not start now and book your place on one of the Irish courses from Conradh na Gaeilge, and join a growing group of people, including Ryan Tubridy and Imelda May, in reclaiming your language. ...


Competition | WIN a free NUI Galway short online course

The Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development at NUI Galway offers a series of eight-week, non-accredited online evening courses in a number of different subject areas such as Art History, Languages, Irish History, Cinema, ...

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Two jobs, same company – should I have a go?

Q: There’s a company I’d really like to work for – two jobs that interest me have recently been advertised there. They even have the same closing date. Should I go for one or would it be a good idea to apply for both? (EC, email). ...


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