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There is growing concern that the accident and emergency department at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe may have to close during night time hours because of a serious shortage of doctors.
The family of a psychiatrically ill patient who had to queue for hours at University Hospital Galway’s A&E department before being admitted were “very upset” at what they termed the change in admission policy for such patients, according to the chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum.
Research is under way at NUI Galway to develop a wound dressing for people suffering from the genetic skin blistering condition Epidermolysis Bullosa, (EB).
“Outrageous” is how the chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum has described the fact that a 94-year-old Connemara widow and great grandmother of 34 children had to spend two nights on a trolley at UHG’s A&E department.
The beleagured health service is set to be hit by a further crisis this summer with the fall-out from the reduction in the number of junior hospital doctor positions.
A statement issued by the Irish Association of Emergency Medicine on Tuesday highlighted the curtailing or closure of the emergency departments in a number of nationwide hospitals and listed Mayo General Hospital as one which has an “acute” problem. However the HSE has said it is trying to address the issue.
There was serious overcrowding experienced at Mayo General Hospital this week with 23 patients being treated on trolleys on Wednesday, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation trolley watch survey.
Every day in Ireland 14 people die of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Often it is the first aid skills of passers-by or people near to the scene that can mean life or death for these victims. If you were that person who was first on the scene of an emergency, would you know what to do?
The Irish Heart Foundation is calling on the nation to buy a heart for €2 on Happy Heart Weekend from May 14 to 16 to help save more lives. Every year an estimated 5,000 people die from sudden cardiac arrest in Ireland – that’s 13 lives lost every day.
That is the explanation according to the Oxford English Dictionary. But what is it that determines whether or not something is urgent these days?