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Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy said an over reliance on acute hospital settings is resulting in unnecessary long waiting periods for many elderly people in A&E departments throughout the country and is evidence of a health system unfit for purpose.
Despite the opening of a new Emergency Department in University Hospital Limerick, the hospital continues to suffer severe overcrowding, a situation that should serve as a warning to Galway and its own A&E crisis.
It could take up to five years before University Hospital Galway has a new emergency department.
More than 15,000 people a year are having to wait nine hours or longer at the UHG Emergency Department before being admitted to hospital or discharged, a situation a Galway TD has described as "unacceptable".
A government TD has questioned a delay by the Health Service Executive (HSE) in deciding whether to proceed with plans for the development of a new Emergency Department at University Hospital Galway (UHG).
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.
Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Mayo Cllr Lisa Chambers says the cancellation of all elective surgery at Mayo General Hospital this week will have major knock-on effects on patient waiting times. Hospital management were forced to cancel procedures due to the increase in the number of people on trolleys in the emergency department.
Seven inpatient and 10 day case admissions were cancelled at University Hospital Galway as part of the regional hospital’s contingency plan to deal with the nurses’ strike, which was due to have taken place on Tuesday.