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Hospitals group admits not all patients given privacy and dignity

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The West/North West Hospitals Group has admitted that despite ongoing efforts by staff and management at University Hospital Galway “not all emergency department patients are afforded privacy and dignity”.

Text messaging service reduces hospital out-patient no-shows

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A new text reminder service, introduced recently at Galway University Hospitals, aims to reduce the number of people who do not show up for hospital outpatient appointments.

HIQA wants Galway hospitals to revise blood monitoring procedures

Galway’s hospitals are being asked to review their procedures for management of blood monitoring equipment following unannounced inspections at the hospitals by the Health Information and Quality Authority.

Work to begin on major new ward development at UHG in next few months

Construction is to begin within the next few months on a new ward block development at University Hospital Galway. The facility will comprise 75 single rooms.

Calls for separate waiting space to keep drunks and children apart at A&E

Separate waiting and assessment facilities must be provided at University Hospital Galway’s A&E department to treat children, the chairman of the HSE West’s regional health forum stated this week.

New hospital group clears waiting list of almost 14,000 inpatients in nine months

The hospital group responsible for running public hospitals in Galway and Roscommon has cleared a waiting list of almost 14,000 inpatients over a nine month period.

HSE cuts down on overtime and agency spending to help meet its reduced budget

Reducing overtime and agency spending and optimising income collection from private health insurance companies are ways being earmarked by the HSE West to help it cut costs and meet its reduced budget this year.

Kenny waiting for report on Sacred Heart Hospital

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny is still waiting on a report from Minister for Health Dr James Reilly on the future of the Sacred Heart Hospital. The Taoiseach stated this week: “I haven’t seen any report in respect of the Sacred Heart Hospital yet but what I understand is the Sacred Heart Hospital and before that the County Home in their own way and in their own time did magnificent work in respect of the provision of facilities for the people. And the staff who worked there over the years, the many staff, some long since gone, gave the best, but times have changed.”

Drop in abseentism rates at UHG and Merlin Park hospitals

Abseentism rates at Galway University hospitals have dropped significantly in the past four months.

Galway patients failed to turn up for 35,000 appointments

Patients did not show up for 35,000 outpatient appointments at Galway University Hospitals (UHG and Merlin Park) last year.


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