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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.
The adult cystic fibrosis team at University Hospital Galway is using online video conferencing to replace face-to-face outpatient appointments during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The HSE hopes to have a Covid-19 drive-through testing facility open in Castlebar early next week, to complement the one already in operation in the county town at the new Castlebar Leisure Centre, just off Lannagh Road in the town.
The chief executive of the Saolta University Health Care Group has reassured people that its public hospitals are working tirelessly to care for and protect patients and staff during this unprecedented public health emergency.
A total of 12 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Galway to date, according to statistics released by the HSE yesterday evening. The news came as the executive rolled out plans to substantially increase the number of tests and testing centres available nationally.
Covid-19 testing centres have opened this week in UHG and Renmore, and a total of nine centres is expected to be in place across the west by the end of the week.
The newspaper columns, radio airwaves, and our television screens have been dominated by one topic recently and that has been the coronavirus.However, despite wall-to-wall coverage, there are so many terms and phrases that one can get confused at what to look for and what to do. Here we lay out an easy step-by-step guide in identifying and tackling the problem if you or one of your loved ones end up falling ill.
Only “very urgent” inpatient, day surgery, diagnostic, and outpatient appointments are now taking place at Galway University Hospitals [UHG and Merlin Park] and Portiuncula University Hospital in Ballinasloe until further notice.
Portiuncula University Hospital has deferred all but very urgent inpatient, day surgery, diagnostics tests and outpatient appointments from Monday, March 16, until further notice.
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways, caused by a virus called Coronavirus.