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UHG and Portiuncula to come under increasing pressure if Roscommon A&E department closes

Two of Galway’s public hospitals will come under increasing pressure if a proposal to close Roscommon County Hospital’s A&E department in a fortnight’s time goes ahead, a local trade union official warned this week.

“Don’t get sick this winter” - union warns after HSE figures

“Unfortunately the message is don’t get sick this winter” was the chilling warning from a local union official this week, following the announcement that cuts of almost €50 million are to be imposed across the HSE West region, which takes in both Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, and Roscommon County Hospital.

Fears grow for Portiuncula oncology services

As staff and patients at Ballinasloe’s Portiuncula Hospital await a decision on the future of oncology services at the hospital, unions are gearing up to launch a public protest and petition in support of the retention of services.

Public urged to sign petition to save health services

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A new organisation formed to fight the health cuts is urging people to sign a petition to register their concern.

Portiuncula to be stretched but safe

Despite political and public opinion believing that the €7 million share of cuts to be foisted on Portiuncula hospital by the end of the year would “effectively close” the hospital, “the HSE can categorically state that there are no plans to close Portiuncula Hospital”.

Politicians urged to use their influence to protect Portiuncula services

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A union boss has issued a stern warning to local politicians - “Use your seat to protect services at Portiuncula Hospital or lose it”.

People urged to join hands to save Portiuncula Hospital

A local action committee is urging businesses, clubs, organisations and individuals to take part in a “Hands Around Our Hospital” protest aimed at highlighting concerns over future services at Portiuncula Hospital.

Commitment sought on HSE appointments to Portiuncula and Roscommon

IMPACT trade union has written to the HSE’s interim regional director of operations (RDO), John Hennessy, seeking commitments on a wide range of posts to be filled in Portiuncula and Roscommon hospitals.

Angry locals to march amid fears of Portiuncula downgrade

Up to 1,000 people are expected to march through the streets of Ballinasloe on Sunday amid fears that Portiuncula Hospital may be downgraded as part of a restructuring of hospitals in the region.

Union fears newly expanded hospital manager role will downgrade Portiuncula hospital

The decision to expand the position of new general manager of Galway University Hospitals to include reponsibility for Portiuncula and Roscommon hospitals may signal the beginning of a restructuring of hospitals in the area, the trade union IMPACT has claimed.

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