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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.
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.
The chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum is to meet the new CEO of University Hospital Galway to discuss what he terms the “ongoing performance related difficulties” at the west’s biggest hospital.
The decision to expand the position of new general manager of Galway University Hospitals to include reponsibility for Portiuncula and Roscommon hospitals may signal the beginning of a restructuring of hospitals in the area, the trade union IMPACT has claimed.
A week after Minister Mary Harney made a commitment to staff at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe that the HSE would engage them in consultation about the future of the hospital, unions said yesterday (Thursday) they had not yet had any contact from the health services.
As Health Minister Mary Harney visits Portiuncula hospital, Ballinasloe today [Friday], IMPACT trade union is calling on the Minister to guarantee that local services and jobs will not be transferred from Roscommon and Portiuncula hospitals as part of HSE plans to restructure health services in the region.
Staff at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, and Roscommon County Hospital have vowed to resist attempts to downgrade their services, as it emerged there are plans to have staff report directly to the general manager of University Hospital Galway, rather than to their own managers.
The drinking water supply of a house in Taylor’s Hill has been discovered to have excess levels of lead and last evening the Mayor of Galway Padraig Conneely expressed fears that the lead contamination problem may now be more widespread than was feared.
Concerns raised by the general manager of University Hospital Galway that the facility cannot function as a centre of excellence due to financial cutbacks as well as its effects on patient care were a “damning indictment”, the chairman of the HSE West’s regional health forum said this week.