Galway Bay fm newsroom – Almost 1,300 children are waiting for an outpatient appointment at University Hospital Galway.
That’s according to Galway East Deputy Anne Rabbitte.
She says the latest waiting list figures reveal that nationally, there are almost 55 thousand children waiting for such appointments.
The Fianna Fail Deputy claims more than 10-thousand of these have been waiting longer than 18 months.
She further claims that this is a ten-fold increase in waiting list times since Simon Harris assumed the role of Health Minister in May 2016.
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Tourism Minister believes Roderic O’Gorman has correctly negotiated the Mother and Baby home redress scheme
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:
Leo Varadkar tells Dáil he “remains a supporter” of Galway City Ring Road
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil that he remains a supporter of the Galway City Ring Road.
It’s as An Bord Pleanala is to reconsider an application for the Galway Ring Road, after permission was quashed on environmental grounds.
The Taoiseach was asked by Deputy Ciaran Cannon about delays to double-tracking train services between Athenry and Oranmore.
Deputy Cannon said he understood a long-awaited feasibility study has somehow now been attached to an all-island rail review.
Leo Varadkar said that’s not something he agrees with.
Councillor organises cross border information clinic in Castledaly for HSE waiting list patients
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gort-Kinvara area councillor Geraldine Donohue has organised an information clinic for today for people who are on the HSE Waiting List and looking for faster treatment or surgery in Northern Ireland.
The Independent councillor is calling it a Cross Broder Clinic as it will be attended by representatives from Kingsbridge Hospital Belfast
The information clinic is being held at St Thomas GAA Club in Castledaly in Loughrea today from 9.30am to 4.30pm