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A new 1,150 bed acute hospital is to be developed on the 150-acre Merlin Park site. The facility, which will replace the current University Hospital, will cost in the region of €2 to €3 billion and is expected to be completed by 2031.
It could take up to five years before University Hospital Galway has a new emergency department.
Health Minister Simon Harris has asked the Saolta University Health Care Group, which runs University and Merlin Park hospitals, to draw up a new plan for the future of these facilities taking into account any expansion needed to meet the growing demands for these services.
The need for a new acute hospital in Galway can no longer be ignored given comments by the Saolta Hospital Group at this week’s Special Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare, Dep Hildegarde Naughton has said.
A special information meeting for people living with an implantable cardiovertor defibrillator will take place in Galway on Saturday September 3.
The extent to which we are resigned to politicians making promises they do not intend to keep was laid bare during the last Dáil term when Pat Rabbitte famously asked: “Isn’t that what you tend to during an election?”
“Ad hoc planning” and the absence of “political will” stalled the development of a new public hospital for Galway for years. Dep Catherine Connolly hit out this week at both senior hospital management at University Hospital Galway over the years for failing to commit in a “planned and timely manner” to such a project and the various governments for “refusing to even contemplate” the issue.
An initiative, which aims to improve the healthcare needs of people living with heart failure as well as their carers, will be launched next month by the Mayor of Galway city.
Unacceptable working conditions at the emergency department of the west's biggest hospital is driving highly trained and experienced nurses out of the public system into the arms of local private hospitals.