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HSE assures mothers-to-be that key safety measures have been implemented at UHG

The HSE West has assured the 3,500 mothers-to-be who attend University Hospital Galway that key safety measures have been implemented following the tragic death of 31-year-old Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar at the hospital following a miscarriage in late October.

Independent inquiry into Savita death is ‘absolute necessity’ says councillor

A former vice-chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum insisted this week that there is “an absolute necessity” to hold an independent inquiry into the death of Savita Halappanavar, the 31-year-old dentist who died at UHG following a miscarriage last month.

UHG appointments made because it did not compare with other hospitals

The HSE’s decision to appoint an additional three-person management team at Galway University Hospitals was taken because the existing management structure did not compare with other Irish teaching hospitals, the health authority’s regional director of operations said this week.

HSE West could be €100 million over budget by December

A member of the HSE West’s regional health forum warned this week that the health authority could be €100 million over budget by the end of the year.

HSE urged to keep open ‘wonderful’ nursing home

A former vice chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum is calling on the health authority to rethink its decision to close St Francis Nursing home in Upper Newcastle as a residential facility.

Fine hospital consultants for delays in signing off claims, urges councillor

The HSE West should consider imposing financial penalties on hospital consultants who delay signing off private health insurance claims, a member of the health authority’s regional health forum said this week.

HSE apologises to 94-year-old great-grandmother who spent two nights on trolley

The HSE West apologised this week to a 94-year-old Connemara great-grandmother of 34 children who had to spend two nights on a trolley at UHG’s A&E department.

Outspoken health service critic to hold health forum chair for second term

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One of the most outspoken critics of the local health service has been re-elected unopposed as the chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum.

HSE and INO urged to resolve ongoing dispute at Portiuncula Hospital

Concerned councillors urged both sides to get together to try to resolve the ongoing dispute involving five nurse managers at Portiuncula Hospital which has reached “crisis” point.

Councillors condemn decision to centralise medical card processing in Dublin

Angry councillors lashed out this week at the decision to centralise the processing of medical cards in Dublin and called for its immediate reversal.

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