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Funeral without a handshake

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Last week I lost my Dad to Covid. In talking since with my friend, Declan Varley, editor of this paper, he asked would I put some words down to relay to you readers what it is like to lose someone during these surreal times. If this piece, that I write amidst oceans of grief, helps one person to adhere to Covid restrictions more fully, and therefore potentially saves a life, that would be an enduring legacy to Dad.

Departing COPE Galway CEO says 2020 was extremely challenging, but enlightening

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As we begin a new year and as I prepare to step down from my role of 23 years as CEO of COPE Galway, my reflections on the last 12 months lead me in a number of directions.

Auto trade remains open for essential servicing and repairs


Two wards closed at UHG due to Covid outbreak

Two wards at the west’s biggest hospital remain closed to new admissions this week due to an outbreak of Covid-19.

Woodlands Motor Co to hold family Christmas event for Jack and Jill

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Woodland Motor Co is holding a FREE family event this Christmas to raise much needed funds for The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation - a charity close to their hearts.

NUI Galway Covid-19 project wins National Impact Award

A project that connects patients with their loved ones, against a backdrop of COVID-19 restrictions on visits to hospitals, has seen NUI Galway win a National Impact Award.

Combating compassion fatigue

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Sally worked as a staff nurse in a busy hospital. She often felt tearful and anxious and struggled through her shifts. She was frustrated and angry about not being able to offer more help to her patients and their families but time constraints and a heavy workload prevented her from doing this.

Living well after breast cancer

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Gayle McDonagh is a firm believer in giving back to the community. So, during October when the Irish Cancer Society runs its annual Cups against Breast Cancer fundraiser as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she organises a coffee morning at her home in Co Galway.

New cardiology services established in both Monksland and Ballinasloe

A new cardiology service has been established in Monksland and will be complemented by a similar facility in Ballinasloe as part of the expansion of the Heart Failure Service developed by Portiuncula University Hospital and Galway Primary Care.

Survivor puts focus on stroke for World Stroke Day

As many as one in five people in Galway will have a stroke at some time in their lives. A stroke which is a ‘brain attack’ - is to the brain, what a heart attack is to the heart, says local heart & stroke charity Croi, ahead of World Stroke Day on Thursday October 29.


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