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A couple living on the Galway/Mayo border are upset over what they say is the inequality of the ceiling in relation to medical cards for over 70s.
The Health Information and Quality Authority has today published the report of its investigation into the safety, quality and standards of services provided by the Health Service Executive (HSE) to patients, including pregnant women, at risk of clinical deterioration, including those provided in University Hospital Galway (UHG) and as reflected in, among other things, the care and treatment provided to Savita Halappanavar.
Failure to capitalise on ‘missed opportunities’ to intervene in the care of Savita Halappanavar which could have changed the outcome for her, could have prevented her death at University Hospital Galway almost 12 months ago, it was claimed last evening.
Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane is urging people to check their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and make sure it is not out of date before they travel this summer.
Calls were made last night for increased security in the HSE and other Government departments after a draft report into the death of Savita Halappanavar was leaked to a Dublin evening newspaper.
Vhi Healthcare paid out €26.8 million in claims for the healthcare needs of its customers in Mayo. The biggest spend involved claims for the treatment of cancer amounting to almost €4.6m, including just over €1m spent on claims for breast, bladder, and prostate malignancy. Orthopaedic procedures including replacement knee and hip joints, fractures, and back problems accounted for a further €4.2m of total spend, followed closely by heart and circulatory conditions which cost €3.2m to treat. Claims benefit of €1.45m was allocated to cover 750 claims for arthritis and rheumatism.
Home help assistance will see a reduction of up to 12,000 hours a month in Galway city between now and the end of the year, according to Galway councillor Catherine Connolly.
Following on from the success of last year’s Athlone Health Fair a new one has been organised for this month.
The HSE in Mayo strives to provide a comprehensive range of mental health services both in the community and at various hospital and primary care sites around the county. The mental health team includes a consultant psychiatrist, registrar in psychiatry, mental health nurses, as well as addiction counsellors, psychologists, occupational therapists, and social workers. Total confidentiality for patients and clients is guaranteed at all times.
The Blood Donor Clinic will come to Westport on July 31, August 1 and August 2 in The Castlecourt Hotel from 5pm to 8.30pm. www.giveblood.ie