Appointment no shows cost local HSE three million euro
The city’s two public hospitals have launched a campaign to reduce the numbers who fail to attend their outpatient appointments.
It comes as figures compiled by the HSE show that it cost more than three million euro in lost time last year preparing for appointments for patients who did not turn up.
Tony Canavan, Chief Operating Officer of the Galway and Roscommon University Hospital Group says one of our main priorities is to radically reduce the length of time that patients wait for an outpatient appointment.
This process began at the end of last year by carrying out an extensive validation exercise which is now complete.
Over 327 thousand appointments were arranged by the group last yet and only 289 thousand patients turned up.
Over 38 thousand patients in total did not attend their appointments.
Last year it cost over three million euro in lost time preparing for appointments for patients who did not turn up.
Galway Community Circus one of five organisations to receive €100,000 in funding
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- Galway Community Circus, based in Shantalla, have been awarded over €100,000 in social enterprise funding.
The Rethink Ireland funding is spotlighting just five organisations working to improve the lives of others.
Galway Community Circus was set up in 2002, to bring the art of circus to young people across Galway.
Alex Stewart from Galway Community Circus, explains what the money will go towards:
Motorists warned of delays due to works at Baunemore Roundabout in Athenry
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Motorists are being warned to expect delays this week around Baunemore Roundabout in Athenry.
Resurfacing works are taking place on the R347/R348, with lane closures in place from 9:30am to 5pm all this week.
A Stop and go system will be in place daily.
Steps taken for the addition of a Sensory Garden in Loughrea
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local councillor is seeking to develop a Sensory Garden at the Long Point in Loughrea.
The outdoor amenity can help improve physical fitness, health, mood and cognition.
Councillor Geraldine Donohue thinks now is the time to consider adding one to Loughrea, as part of the “Vision of the Enhancement of the Long Point”.
Cllr Donohue says people in the community have been asking for this amenity for quite some time: