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Fianna Fáil general election candidate Cllr Lisa Chambers claimed last weekend that "overflow from A&E and patients on trolleys were moved to the Medical Assessment Unit and Day Services Unit to hide the true scale of the problem from the eyes of An Taoiseach" when he was visiting the hospital last Friday to open a new cystic fibrosis unit.
The number of patients on trolleys at Mayo General Hospital has increased since yesterday as hospitals across the country are trying to deal with the record high number of patients waiting for beds.
Mayo General Hospital is advising that due to the presence of the suspected norovirus (winter vomiting bug) in one ward in the hospital, visitors will only be permitted to non-affected areas during visiting times.
Mayo General Hospital is advising that due to the presence of suspected norovirus (winter vomiting bug) in one ward in the hospital visitors will only be permitted to non-affected areas during visiting times.
University Hospital Galway is one of eight public hospitals responsible for almost 60 per cent of the country’s trolley waiting problem.
Plans for the long awaited upgrade of several departments in St Luke’s General Hospital were revealed earlier this week at a media briefing at the Education Centre at the hospital. The new development is expected to get underway in September of this year.
Kilkenny’s St Luke’s Hospital was delivered some positive news this week when it was confirmed that some €13m funding is to be made available in order to enable a number of priority capital developments at the hospital.
The timing of ward rounds at Galway University Hospitals are to be changed to ensure the earlier discharge of patients who have been treated and are waiting to go home or move to another health service.
A new direct GP referral system means family doctors may now bypass A&E when referring patients to University Hospital Galway.
University Hospital Galway’s emergency department - which continues to hit the headlines due to overcrowding problems - will be put under the spotlight next month when a national A&E forum will be held in Galway to examine ways to improves its service.