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Last year almost 40,000 patients did not attend appointments or notify the hospitals in the Galway and Roscommon University Hospital Group that they could not attend in advance. This cost the hospital group over €3 million in lost time preparing for appointments for patients who did not turn up.
A report by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) into the death of Savita Halappanavar is due to be published by the end of the summer, the first public meeting of the board of the Galway and Roscommon University Hospitals Group heard this week.
The HSE West has assured the 3,500 mothers-to-be who attend University Hospital Galway that key safety measures have been implemented following the tragic death of 31-year-old Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar at the hospital following a miscarriage in late October.
The HSE West stressed this week that the reorganisation of public hospitals into hospital groups will result in greater efficiency, accountability and improved outcomes for patients. The groups come as a transition to independent hospital trusts.
Five non-executive board members appointed to the new West/North West Hospital Group are not representative of the common people, the chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum claimed this week.
A city businesswoman, a rural GP and the former president of the Volvo Ocean Race finale are among the non-executive directors of the Board of the Galway and Roscommon University Hospitals Group.
Speeding up hospital admission times for patients attending A&E departments is one of the top priorities for the Galway and Roscommon University Hospitals Group this year, according to its chief executive.
Media coverage of Savita Halappanavar’s tragic death showed ‘no respect for dignity of patient or her family’
“Unacceptable” and “regrettable” is how the general manager of University Hospital Galway has described the media coverage last month about the contents of a draft report into the tragic death of 31-year-old mother-to-be Savita Halappanavar at the hospital in late October.
Almost ninety per cent of Portiuncula A&E patients discharged within six hours in one month last year
Almost nine out of 10 patients who attended Portiuncula Hospital’s emergency department in December were “seen” and discharged within six hours.
Two members of the HSE West regional forum were unsuccessful in their calls for an independent public inquiry into the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway in October at a meeting of the forum this week. The motion was tabled by Clare county councillor Brian Meaney and seconded by Galway city councillor Catherine Connolly.