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Two members of the HSE West regional forum were unsuccessful in their calls for an independent public inquiry into the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway in October at a meeting of the forum this week. The motion was tabled by Clare county councillor Brian Meaney and seconded by Galway city councillor Catherine Connolly.
A former vice-chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum insisted this week that there is “an absolute necessity” to hold an independent inquiry into the death of Savita Halappanavar, the 31-year-old dentist who died at UHG following a miscarriage last month.
The hospital group responsible for running public hospitals in Galway and Roscommon has cleared a waiting list of almost 14,000 inpatients over a nine month period.
The only silver lining that the Mayo minors could take out of their Connacht final defeat to Roscommon a little under three weeks ago was that they were going to get a second chance. If Tony Duffy’s side are going to take that second chance, they will have to seriously up their performance against the rising kings of underage football in Munster, Tipperary.
Reducing overtime and agency spending and optimising income collection from private health insurance companies are ways being earmarked by the HSE West to help it cut costs and meet its reduced budget this year.
Abseentism rates at Galway University hospitals have dropped significantly in the past four months.
Attempts to address inefficiencies in hospital waiting lists are to be addressed, it emerged at the April meeting of the Health Forum West last week in Merlin Park in Galway when it was revealed that in excess of 40,000 people are currently on the outpatient waiting list for treatment in Galway hospitals with a high proportion of those awaiting orthopaedic care.
Patients did not show up for 35,000 outpatient appointments at Galway University Hospitals (UHG and Merlin Park) last year.
Steps have been taken to prepare for increased numbers of patients attending the emergency department at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, according to HSE West which this week moved to reassure the public.
Claims that the health service is on the verge of collapse have been dismissed as “unhelpful” by Labour Galway West TD Derek Nolan who said “there is a plan in place” to meet the upcoming challenges.