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Mayo General Hospital will not be downgraded HSE meeting told

Mayo General Hospital will not be downgraded and in fact could benefit from additional services due to its inclusion in the new West and North West Hospital Group.

Private health insurers owe over €20m to HSE West hospitals

More than €20 million is owed to four hospitals in the HSE west area by private health insurance companies, a meeting of the regional forum was told this week.

Funding for Sacred Heart a ‘high priority’ but deadline looms for decision

The Mayor of Castlebar, Cllr Brendan Henaghan, has said he will “eat his hat” if the Sacred Heart Hospital is not there in five years time.

Club champion pipped in final

Galway tennis players were among the title winners at the annual City of Galway Open Championships which took place at Galway Lawn Tennis Club.

No financial gain for rehired HSE ‘pensioners’

An HSE official has declared there is ‘no financial gain’ to pensioners recently rehired to work for the service following their retirement. Francis Rogers of the HSE said that its policy is not to rehire pensioners “and that is very clear.”

HSE West members call for relaxation of smoking ban

A relaxation of the smoking ban in the grounds of Merlin Park Hospital in Galway has been agreed by members of HSE West following a call by chairman, Fine Gael Councillor Padraic Conneely, for more flexibility on the issue. At its May meeting this week councillors agreed that a designated area should be set aside for smokers, in place of the current protocol that obliges people to walk up to half a mile to a blue line at the hospital entrance.

Home help for the elderly cut to the bone

The HSE West regional director of operations has revealed that reductions in home help hours for the elderly will mean that taking care of patients’ social needs will be dropped altogether in order to concentrate on providing clinical patient care only.

HSE West Regional Director supports local medical card system

Regional director of operations with HSE West, John Hennessy, has said he would like to see medical card applications dealt with as much as possible on a local basis, rather than under the newly centralised system that has been introduced to new headquarters in Finglas, Dublin.

HSE boss should be attending health forum meetings, says chairman

The absence at HSE West meetings of the newly appointed chief executive officer with responsibility over Mayo, Galway, and Roscommon hospitals was heavily criticised at the forum’s most recent meeting on Tuesday last.

HSE West publishes plan to maintain critical services with tight budget

Critical services will be maintained despite the effects of retirements and budget restraints, that is according to regional director of operations John Hennessy at the launch of the West Area Service Plan for 2012.


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