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50000 people on waiting lists at UHG

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Just under 50,000 people are on waiting lists at University Hospital Galway according to the latest figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund, the NTPF
This means UHG has the biggest inpatient, day case and outpatient waiting lists in the country
Its outpatient waiting list is 38,460 and the inpatient and day case list is 10,771.
The latest NTPF figures for April show there were 700,830 patients waiting on all lists around the country.
The Private Hospitals Association has said its members are ready to assist by providing a wide range of elective treatments.

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Approval for water sports facility in Newcastle in the city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Approval has been given for a water sports facility planned for Newcastle in the city

The project is led by University of Galway and would be located close to the Quincentennial Bridge along the bank of the River Corrib.

The proposed facility would include a gym, changing rooms, bathrooms, reception area, café, function room and a range of offices.

There’d also be a rowing storage shed and two floating platoons on the bank of the River Corrib, as well as a pedestrian and cyclist greenway.

City planners have now given the go-ahead for the project, with a number of conditions attached.

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Major step forward for new primary school campus in Athenry

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Galway bay fm newsroom – There’s been a major step foward in plans for a new primary school campus in Athenry.

Education Minister Norma Foley has announced her department is to acquire the former Presentation School site in the town.

She’s also confirmed that agreement has been reached with the Archdiocese of Tuam to transfer the Scoil Chroí Naofa site into their ownership.

This will allow for the redevelopment of both sites into a new campus that will amalgamate Scoil Chroí Naofa and Athenry Boys National School.

Galway East Deputy Ciaran Cannon says this is a landmark moment for education in Athenry.

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Tourism Minister believes Roderic O’Gorman has correctly negotiated the Mother and Baby home redress scheme

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Tourism Minister believes Roderic O’Gorman has correctly negotiated the mother and baby home redress scheme.

Catherine Martin’s comments follow harsh criticism from the opposition on the scheme.

40 percent of survivors have been excluded from the scheme, as they spent less than six months in mother and baby homes.

Minister Martin says survivors not being interrogated when receiving redress is important:

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