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Patients availing of breast care services at UHG almost doubled in last four years

The number of patients availing of breast care services annually at University Hospital Galway has almost doubled in the past four years.

HSE pharmacies list includes a Galway premises that has been closed for three months

Pharmacists have hit out at State health chiefs claiming they are trying to cover up a looming crisis in the supply of medicine. The Irish Pharmacy Union has slammed a list published by the HSE of chemists who will continue to dispense drugs during a planned stoppage, claiming the list is inaccurate and includes one Galway pharmacy which closed three months ago.

Report on intensive care at Portiuncula imminent – Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by the Health Minister that the report on the review of the intensive and coronary care services at Portiuncula Hospital is expected to be completed shortly.

Nurses will take industrial action to protect pay

Local nurses will take industrial action if necessary if there is any attempt to cut their pay, a leading local union official warned this week.

Ghost doctor employed at Mullingar hospital

The HSE practice of setting up patients with non-existent appointments with a consultant who no longer works at the Midland Regional Hospital (MRH) in Mullingar has been described by a local TD as a “scam and an outrage”.

One for you, two for me

Or should it be one less for you, big bonus for me. It beggars belief that a time when frontline medical staff and services are being battered consistently by reduced budgets, the CEO of the Health Service Executive would be paid a handsome €70,000 bonus. While Professor Brendan Drumm hasn’t actually drawn down the lucrative bonus, nor has he sanctioned it himself, it has been approved by the board of the HSE and Health Minister Mary Harney.

New ambulance centre for Mulranny

The HSE west has officially taken over the industrial units at Mulranny Industrial Park for conversion to the new HSE west ambulance base.

Head shops pose obvious dangers and must be regulated – Deere

Castlebar Fine Gael town councillor and youth worker Ger Deere said it is blindingly obvious that head shops which have sprung up all over the country require strict regulation because of the dangers of the products they sell. Cllr Deere said products which have emerged to replace BZP, which was banned last year, must also be banned if they have psychoactive and other side effects.


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