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A local advocate with the patient support group Patient Focus says it is important to remember that nursing homes are not institutions but “homes from homes” for people.
“Horrific” cases involving the abuse of elderly and vulnerable residents in some Irish nursing homes over the years have hammered home to families the importance of speaking out if concerns arise, according to the former chairperson of the HSE’s regional health forum, Galway Cllr Padraig Conneely.
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.
A patient rights advocate is calling on University Hospital Galway not to take any “shortcuts” in dealing with an outbreak of fleas at the facility.
What is Galway city like for the wheelchair user? Is it easy to get around? Is there enough disabled access in our public buildings? What is daily life like for those with wheelchairs?
Saturday December 3 was the UN International Day of Persons with Disability. We marked it in Galway by holding what we called a ‘Speakout,’ at one o’clock outside Brown Thomas’s, where the Christmas shopping crowds were thickest. Ten of us, men and women in wheelchairs, all ages from late twenties to over eighty, spoke in turn about the need to combat our social exclusion in the city, letting the public know the everyday obstacles we face to our mobility and ease of access.
A leading local nursing union official is calling for a crisis summit on the health services to be convened immediately.
The chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum is calling for a public inquiry into baby scan errors at University Hospital Galway which could have resulted in the lives of two unborn children being terminated.
A local patients’ advocate has warned that the hepatitis C scare - which has resulted in more than 450 former public hospital patients being offered screening after it emerged they may have been treated by a surgeon infected by the virus - may further rock public confidence in an “already shaky” HSE led health service.