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Record numbers attending UHG’s emergency department this week has put “unprecedented” pressure on services, according to a nursing union spokesperson. There were 34 people awaiting beds on Monday, 13 were on trolleys and 17 were inappropriately accommodated in wards on Tuesday while the figures for Wednesday were the same.
Shutting down Portiuncula Hospital’s maternity unit is not the answer says former health forum chief
Shutting down Portiuncula Hospital’s maternity unit would not be the solution to problems raised about deficiencies in standards of care identified at the Ballinasloe facility, a former chairperson of the HSE’s west regional health forum said this week.
A leading nursing union boss has branded the current overcrowding situation at University Hospital Galway’s emergency department as “critical” and “very dangerous” for frontline workers trying to provide safe care for patients.
The HSE vowed this week to take “all action necessary” to ensure the safety and welfare of pregnant women and other patients attending UHG and its additional public hospitals in the region.
Hospital consultants who delay signing off private health insurance claims promptly appear to be giving “the two fingers” to the HSE West’s financial controller and the Minister for Health, it was claimed this week.
Four board members of the Galway Roscommon University Hospitals Group have been called on to absent themselves from a meeting today (Thursday) to discuss the HIQA report into the death of Savita Halappanavar because they are senior managers at UHG.
Ireland’s rate of alcohol consumption is one of the highest in Europe, is responsible for 90 deaths a month, and is a factor in half of all suicides, a meeting of the HSE West’s regional health forum was told recently in Galway.
The HSE West is owed more than €10 million because a number of hospital consultants have failed to sign off private health insurance claims promptly. Some €5.8m of this is outstanding to University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park.
The Galway couple behind the Circle of Life national commemorative garden which begins construction in Quincentennial Park, Salthill, next month, were given recognition in Chicago last week and presented with a cheque for $32,000.
HSE West ambulance crews are still a long way off meeting the response time of eight minutes to life-threatening emergency calls. In the first five months of 2013 only 28 per cent of emergency calls were responded to within the eight minute time frame as set out by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) in 2011.