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The board of the West/North West Hospitals Group met in Mayo General Hospital this week. This was the sixth meeting of the board this year and the first visit of the board to Mayo.
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.
Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has welcomed the decision by the HSE to open step-down beds at Ballina District Hospital in order to alleviate the chronic trolley problem at Mayo General, mainly caused by delayed discharges.
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.
The hospital group responsible for running public hospitals in Galway and Roscommon has cleared a waiting list of almost 14,000 inpatients over a nine month period.
Management at HSE West have claimed that “the retention of continuing care services at the Sacred Heart Home in Castlebar” is dependent on the outcome of an application currently before the Special Delivery Unit.
Reducing overtime and agency spending and optimising income collection from private health insurance companies are ways being earmarked by the HSE West to help it cut costs and meet its reduced budget this year.
Steps have been taken to prepare for increased numbers of patients attending the emergency department at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, according to HSE West which this week moved to reassure the public.
A local county councillor has accused the Minister for Health of approving a service plan which will result in “drastic” cuts and increasing waiting times for hospital procedures.
A new agency tasked with reducing and eliminating hospital waiting lists will lead to Galway being prioritised for funding and other benefits, that is according to the chairperson of HSE West regional health forum, Padraig Conneely.