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Local hospitals are under “extreme pressure” and it would not take a lot to “push them over the edge” the chief executive of the Saolta University Health Care Group warned this week.
The new hospital for Galway this week took a step closer to becoming a reality. A preliminary business case for the hospital will be completed by the end of the month, paving the way for the project to proceed to the design, planning, and procurement stage.
The new elective hospital at Merlin Park - plans for which were advanced by the outgoing administration - will be prioritised under the new Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael-Green Government.
Up to 10,000 Covid-19 tests will be carried out weekly in Galway, Mayo, and Roscommon by mid May, according to the Tony Canavan, the chief executive of the Saolta University Health Care Group which runs the local public hospitals.
Speaking to the Advertiser news group this week, Mr. Tony Canavan, the Chief Executive of Saolta, which provides acute and specialist services at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe (one of seven hosiptals in the West of Ireland under its remit), stated that the widening of eligibility criteria for COVID-19 testing was aimed at “pushing numbers up” and getting a “better picture” of virus numbers and trends in the community.
The number of patients attending the emergency departments (EDs) of local hospitals has dropped dramatically during the Covid-19 pandemic.
An independent options appraisal has recommended the development of a new 200-bed elective hospital at Merlin Park, clearing the way for preparatory works to commence on the project next year.
Two Government ministers have publicly backed plans for the development of a new elective hospital in Galway, calling for the project to be prioritised and completed “as quickly as possible”.
“A game-changer for healthcare in Galway,” is how one TD has described a new HSE capital spending plan which will see major funds to develop hospitals, mental health facilities, and day care centres in the region.
Galway University Hospital’s [UHG and Merlin Park ] End of Life Care Committee will hold its annual ecumenical memorial service on Thursday September 12 at 7pm at the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill.