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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.
On Thursday morning, January 7 2021 - 91-year-old (Ellen) Agnes Bourke from Rathall, Crossmolina was the first resident at the St Augusitne's Community Nursing Unit in Ballina to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
The HSE should look at hiring more carers for home help schemes rather than spending their budgets on hiring agencies, Cllr Declan McDonnell told the Regional Health Forum this week when he asked about the number of clients in Galway awaiting the service.
With thousands of students expected to arrive in Galway City over the next few days in preparation for the start of the new academic year, health authorities have said that they are looking at creating pop-up test centres in anticipation of the expected demand for tests in the coming weeks.
A campaign to inform people about the cost and availability of flu vaccine needs to get the message out to everyone in the coming weeks, Fianna Fail Cllr Donogh Killilea told the Regional Health Forum this week.
Hospital, Community Healthcare West Executive Officers, Director of Public Health in Mayo, Chief Executives of the Local Authorities in the region and the Chief Superintendents of An Garda Síochána, this week urged the public to follow the public health advice to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The HSE has confirmed it will provide PPE to Cuan Mhuire, Ireland’s largest voluntary provider of addiction treatment services and residential rehabilitation, based in Coolarne, Athenry.
A total of 6,000 nursing home residents and staff in the west have been tested for Covid-19 as part of a mass countrywide initiative aimed at identifying those affected by the virus in these facilities.
Numerous attempts by members of the South Westmeath Hospice committee to engage in meaningful and productive talks with the HSE pertaining to the future of the facility have failed to come to fruition.
The recent Mayo Careers Fair held in GMIT, Castlebar, was a huge success with an attendance of over 1,600 students, lifelong learners and family members – and now the multi-agency organising committee are planning to expand it still further in 2021.