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There were no Covid-19 patients in any of the West of Ireland's public hospitals on Tuesday this week.
There are no Covid-19 patients currently in any of the West of Ireland's public hospitals. Despite mounting nationwide concern about the prevalence of the highly transmissable Delta variant of the infection, which accounted for 20 per cent of last week's national case numbers, the Galway, Mayo, and Roscommon hospitals did not have any Covid patients at the time of going to press.
Minister for State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton, has confirmed that addiction treatment counsellors for the new community alcohol treatment service in Galway have commenced in post on Monday. A new premises has been acquired and fitted out for the new service on Merchants Road.
The Saolta Group have confirmed to local TD and Minister for State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton, that they have begun contacting pregnant women in order to arrange vaccination appointments.
Castlebar based Independent Cllr Michael Kilcoyne who is also a member of the HSE's Regional Health Forum, put forward the following question to the forum before their monthly meeting this week. "According to available figures 155 Covid 19 deaths have taken place in Mayo. How many of those people died in Mayo University Hospital and how many of those people tested negative when admitted to the hospital and subsequently contracted the virus in the hospital?
The Covid-19 vaccination programme for Mayo has now moved to the newly established Vaccination Centre in Breaffy House, Castlebar.
The chief executive of the Saolta University Health Care Group, which runs the local public hospitals in the west and north-west, says he would like to see greater quantities of the Covid-19 vaccine become available and for there to be more certainty around weekly deliveries of the product.
More than 2,000 Galway healthcare workers have been innoculated against Covid-19 in less than a week at the mass vaccination centre at Galway racecourse in Ballybrit.
A team of vaccinators will begin innoculating healthcare workers at the Covid-19 vaccination centre at the Galway Racecourse this morning (Thursday).