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A total of 64 per cent of women initiate breastfeeding when they enter hospital, but only 37 per cent leave hospital breastfeeding.
The development of a new 50 bed ward block at Portiuncula University Hospital has progressed to the next phase and a shortlisting process is ongoing to identify suitably qualified building contractors.
Fine Gael Deputy Ciaran Cannon is today calling on Health Minister Stephen Donnelly and the HSE to urgently rethink their plans to provide just one mass vaccination centre for the whole of Co. Galway, located at the Ballybrit Racecourse in Galway city.
A business case for the development of an elective hospital in Galway will be made before the end of the year, it emerged after a high level meeting last evening.
The new hospital for Galway this week took a step closer to becoming a reality. A preliminary business case for the hospital will be completed by the end of the month, paving the way for the project to proceed to the design, planning, and procurement stage.
Political developments in recent times have reminded Insider of the quote from G.K. Chesterton, (also sometimes credited to Emile Cammaerts, the Belgian playright) 'When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.’
A meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NEPHET) this afternoon (Thursday) will decide whether Galway city and county will move to Level Three Covid-19 restrictions based on continued leaps in the 14-Day incidence rate.
Local Independent Deputy, Denis Naughten, has expressed disappointment that the Government’s new Stay and Spend Scheme has ignored older people who do not have a tax liability and inland counties with limited numbers of Failte Ireland approved accommodation.
Comments by the Health Minister that families will have to secure a “dig out” for getting childcare, shows the Government has a "derisory understanding" of the importance of childcare for working parents.
The chief executive officer of the HSE has been requested by the Health Minister, Simon Harris, to put together a report on a number of issues surrounding the management of Covid-19 and non Covid-19 patients in Mayo University Hospital.