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Speaking to the Advertiser news group this week, Mr. Tony Canavan, the Chief Executive of Saolta, which provides acute and specialist services at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe (one of seven hosiptals in the West of Ireland under its remit), stated that the widening of eligibility criteria for COVID-19 testing was aimed at “pushing numbers up” and getting a “better picture” of virus numbers and trends in the community.
Saolta has drawn up a “surge plan” to meet the challenges expected to face the health service as the pandemic peaks - the HSE believes this will take place within the coming days and week. This will see a field hospital at the Bailey Allen Hall at NUI Galway and a self-isolation centre at the Connacht Hotel.
Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Mayo have increased by 30 over the past week, according to the latest figures issued by the National Public Health Emergency Team at the time of going to print.
Management representatives for Galway University Hospitals (UHG and Merlin Park) have attended recruitment exhibitions in Dublin and the UK in a bid to recruit nursing staff for the west’s biggest hospital.
Galway’s emergency department have hit out at management for what they say is their failure to pass on an important report about the unit to them. The members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation say they are appalled that the report on the external review of the department has remained firmly in management’s possession.