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Instead of celebrating a landmark four decades since their establishment, Galway Simon announced this week that it has never been busier as the ongoing housing crisis eats into its resources.
How can we speak coherently about Galway's health services at a time where our media's daily diet is composed of negative stories concerning Government failure to properly ensure medical care for its own citizens?
"A colossal waste of money" is how city councillor Máiréad Farrell has described Galway University Hospital's decision to spend €3.5 million in the past eight years on hiring private ambulances. She said the money should have been used instead to buy new ambulances for the Galway hospitals (University College and Merlin Park).
Local Sinn Féin aspirant, Padraig Hegarty and other local members joined INMO members on the picket line at Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe on their first day of industrial action. The pickets were underway from early morning at the hospital and over the course of the day garnered a large volume of support from people from all walks of life.
Reports of a €109 million shortfall in capital funding for health services will "come as a blow to cancer patients" in the west who will have to wait "even longer for the development of the much needed state of the art radiation oncology unit" in Galway.
Last month, the Minister for Health announced a programme of action to implement the report of the Special Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare, on which I served as the only member from Connacht.
It sits there. On the desk. In your bag. In your hand.
Galway University Hospitals (GUH) is currently looking for volunteers to be part of the Patient Council for the Hospital.
An additional €5m allocated by Minister Simon Harris will help the overcrowding crisis in hospitals in Galway and across the country, according to Minister Ciaran Cannon.
We deserve compassionate healthcare in Ireland. The Eighth Amendment prevents this, which is why it is vital to remove it from the Constitution when we have the opportunity to vote in the May/June referendum.