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The Irish Heart Foundation has backed the latest UK TV campaign featuring Hollywood actor Vinnie Jones promoting hands-only CPR to help save lives from sudden cardiac arrest.
As part of Mayo General Hospital’s commitment to become a smoke free campus in 2012, smoking will no longer be permitted at the hospital entrance, the emergency department entrance, and entrance to the 1930s building from Monday January 9.
University Hospital Galway is one of eight public hospitals responsible for almost 60 per cent of the country’s trolley waiting problem.
Keeping St Francis’ public nursing home open may be one of the keys to alleviating the overcrowding crisis at UHG’s emergency department, says a nursing union official.
A 64 per cent reduction in the number of patients being treated on trolleys at Mayo General Hospital in comparison to the same period last year is welcome news and places the Castlebar facility as one of the best performing hospitals in the country in this regard.
The Roscommon Hospital Action Committee has said it is “fully supportive” of the industrial action being undertaken by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation at Limerick Regional Hospital.
A decision to move some non-critical functions from University Hospital Galway to other hospitals in the region this month will free up beds in wards at the city hospital and help reduce waiting times and overcrowding at its emergency department.
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.
More resources must be allocated to University Hospital Galway to meet growing demands being placed on it as a result of the recent decision to close Roscommon County Hospital’s A&E department and shift all its acute emergency services to hospitals in the surrounding areas.
Mayo General Hospital is one of the best performing hospitals in the country when it comes to the controversial issue of overcrowding.