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Budget 2020 will do "absolutely nothing" to solve the problems faced by patients and front line staff in the health service, a former Mayor of Galway city has said.
Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo, Dara Calleary, has said new figures on waiting lists reveal a dramatic increase in the number of children waiting over 12 months for an outpatient appointment with 425 children in Mayo directly affected.
A vigil is to be held outside UHG this Thursday to protest against cutbacks to and the crisis within the health service. The vigil is part of a series that will be taking place across the State, led by The Still Waiting Campaign.
A full capacity protocol was issued on Monday in University Hospital Galway, after the number of patients on trolleys in the Emergency Department increased by 209 per cent over the weekend.
Galway West election candidate Councillor Mary Hoade says it is time ‘dignity and decency’ were put to the fore of the Health Service. She is unhappy about the size of the waiting list for scheduled treatments at University Hospital Galway, and claims the issue will be tackled by Fianna Fáil if the party was to return to Government by reactivating the National Treatment Purchase Fund.
One in five people on hospital waiting lists in Galway have been enduring "pain and discomfort for a least a year" waiting for treatment, a situation one Galway TD has described as "a terrible statistic in a First World country”.