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Paddy Grant looked out of his bedroom window each day hoping to spot a seagull and a crow. All he usually saw was scaffolding and a blue sky peeping in between the gaps in the large steel frame.
The chief executive of the Saolta University Health Care Group, which runs the local public hospitals, acknowledged this week that the threat from Covid-19 would remain with us for the forseeable future but stressed there were many reasons for optimism.
Given the numbers of people globally who need and will need care to recover from Covid-19 infection, one Irish medical device firm says it may double the number of units it ships this year.
Although hand hygiene is known to be the key to preventing hospital acquired infections such as MRSA, compliance with good hygiene practices remains low. With healthcare-associated infections affecting, on average, five per cent of hospitalised patients in Ireland, NUI Galway is to lead a Health Research Board funded project to improve hand hygiene practice.
Staff based at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, have commenced training on new telemedicine machines which will provide 24-hour services to the hospital, including an emergency stroke service that will save local lives.
A County Galway family whose baby was born prematurely a year ago was so impressed by the level of care their son received that they organised a fundraiser to benefit the facilities which looked after him.
The bag packing day in SuperValu, Clifden, which was held over the June Bank Holiday weekend, will make a difference in the lives of patients in the intensive care units of University Hospital Galway and the Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.