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Health and Herbs is an integrated health clinic and herbal dispensary situated at 9 Sea Road in Galway. It was founded by Dr Dilis Clare in 1999, who is the only GP in Ireland also qualified in herbal medicine.
Due to their store refurbishment, Whelehans Pharmacy is moving. From Monday January 20, they will be located temporarily across the street at 31 Pearse Street, Mullingar (opposite Heatons and next to the Greville Arms Hotel).
New figures published by the HSE have revealed a 17 per cent increase in the number of people on waiting lists at Mayo General Hospital. According to the figures seen by Fianna Fáil Deputy Dara Calleary, there were 850 adults and children waiting for in-patient and day case appointments at Mayo General Hospital at the end of September. That is an increase of 126 in the year.
There was a major boost for Mayo this morning (Wednesday, November 27) with the announcement of the creation of 150 new jobs by Northgate Information Solutions in Castlebar over a three year period. The jobs will focus on Northgate’s core services including IT and transactional services, as well as document management services and an extension to the health services already in place. The announcement was made during the conference on Partnership and Innovation hosted by the West/North West Hospitals Group and NUI Galway today.
Mayo TD John O’Mahony this week said that he hoped that the Alchol Misuse Strategy that was published by the Government will help to tackle the unhealthy relationship that exists with alcohol and cut down on binge drinking. The second term Deputy said, “Alcohol abuse has had a pervasive effect on Irish society for decades. We can no longer afford to shrug off our bad habits as some sort of Irish-ism. While this new alcohol strategy is far from a panacea, it is a very positive first step on the road towards improving and moderating our relationship with alcohol.”
The Health Information and Quality Authority has today published the report of its investigation into the safety, quality and standards of services provided by the Health Service Executive (HSE) to patients, including pregnant women, at risk of clinical deterioration, including those provided in University Hospital Galway (UHG) and as reflected in, among other things, the care and treatment provided to Savita Halappanavar.
The Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar will be brought up to HIQA standards in time for the 2015 deadline, following the announcement on Wednesday that €11 million was being sanctioned for the necessary refurbishment works by the HSE. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the announcement that the hospital has now been included in the HSE's Capital Programme.
At this time of year there is an increase in the numbers of people who have Norovirus (winter vomiting bug) in the community. To help curtail the spread of the winter vomiting bug, the West Public Health Department is appealing to the public to take precautions to protect their health and to adhere strictly to visiting restrictions and hygiene guidelines when visiting nursing homes, hospitals and health services.
crisis” across County Galway is due to “deeply unfair” cuts in home help and support which will only damage “our health services in the long run”.
Following on from the success of last year’s Athlone Health Fair a new one has been organised for this month.