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Portlaoise report highlights need for Portiuncula inquiry to investigate Saolta management says TD Naughten
Denis Naughten TD has called on the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, to ensure that the inquiry at Portiuncula Hospital includes a review of the actions taken by Saolta Management once they became aware of staff concerns regarding the operation of the maternity unit in Ballinasloe.
Fears about the future of the maternity unit at Mayo General Hospital continued to grow as new details emerged this week about the confidential draft review of services that is under way at hospitals in the west and northwest.
Speculation is mounting that maternity services at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe may be under threat as part of a new rationalisation plan being considered by the HSE West.
More day case procedures were deferred at Galway University Hospitals (UHG and Merlin Park) last year by patients than by the hospitals, it was revealed this week.
Charlie Meehan, the general manager of Mayo General Hospital and Tony Canavan, chief operations officer of the West/North West Hospitals Group met with Oireachtas and Regional Health Forum West members from Mayo recently to review developments in 2013 and to outline the priorities for the Group in 2014.
The HSE vowed this week to take “all action necessary” to ensure the safety and welfare of pregnant women and other patients attending UHG and its additional public hospitals in the region.
Hospital consultants who delay signing off private health insurance claims promptly appear to be giving “the two fingers” to the HSE West’s financial controller and the Minister for Health, it was claimed this week.
Construction is to begin within the next few months on a new ward block development at University Hospital Galway. The facility will comprise 75 single rooms.
The board of the Galway and Roscommon University Hospital Group are awaiting the publication of the HIQA report into the death of Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway (UHG) in October last year before a decision will be made as to what action, if any, will be taken against clinicians charged with her care.