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Additional pressure on UHG A&E because patients are coming from far and wide, says senator

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Additional pressure is being put on University Hospital Galway’s already overburdened emergency department because the facility is increasingly catering for patients from a wider geographical area.

Appoint new head for hospitals group to fill vacancy, Health minister is told

The former chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum is calling on Health Minister Leo Varadker to ensure a successor is appointed promptly to fill the position being vacated by the head of the West North West Hospitals Group.

Westmeath and Longford last in line for Lottery health funding


Anger after draft HSE Savita report is leaked to media

Calls were made last night for increased security in the HSE and other Government departments after a draft report into the death of Savita Halappanavar was leaked to a Dublin evening newspaper.

Call for fundamental reform of palliative care service delivery

A call has been made for a fundamental reform of the way palliative care services are delivered in the west.

Public urged to support Save St Francis Home march

The public are being urged to take part in a solidarity march on Sunday at 2pm being organised by an action group committed to saving St Francis Community Nursing Home in Newcastle from closure.

Department of Health to consider review of hospice funding

The Department of Health is to consider a review of the way public funding is provided to the Galway Hospice after concerns were raised in the Dáil recently by Fine Gael Deputy Brian Walsh.

Use St Francis’ Home to alleviate overcrowding at UHG, urges nursing union official

Keeping St Francis’ public nursing home open may be one of the keys to alleviating the overcrowding crisis at UHG’s emergency department, says a nursing union official.

Tales from the Upper House

In what may be the last Seanad, Galway senator

Waiting times will be reduced says Nolan

A decision to move some non-critical functions from University Hospital Galway to other hospitals in the region this month will free up beds in wards at the city hospital and help reduce waiting times and overcrowding at its emergency department.

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