Galway Bay fm newsroom – The board of Leisureland is being urged to scrap refurbishment plans for the Salthill based complex and consider a completely new development.
Cathal Ó Conchúir, Sinn Féin local election candidate for Galway City West, says the complex should be relocated to a more suitable site, away from the shoreline.
It was significantly damaged due to severe flooding in January and the pool is likely to remain closed until October at the earliest due to required tiling work.
The Board held a meeting earlier this week (Apr 7) and said remedial works are being advanced with the assistance of the insurance company.
However Cathal Ó Conchúir says a new building is needed on an elevated site which is protected from future flooding.
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Water Treatment Plants Across Galway To Be Audited As Part of Nationwide Inspection
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Every water treatment plant in Galway and across the country is to be audited after unsafe drinking water entered the supply in the South East last month.
52 people became ill after drinking contaminated water that came from a plant in Gorey, Co Wexford, while a plant in Ballymore Eustace, which services part of Dublin, produced unsafe water for 10 hours one day last month.
An Forum Uisce says Irish Water’s delays in informing the EPA and HSE are unacceptable and clearly put the public at risk.
The Minister with responsibility for Irish Water Daragh O’Brien says the audits will start today.
More Community Care Leads to Decrease In Waiting Times For Galway Heart Patients
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Increased community-based care has led to shorter waiting times for cardiac appointments in Galway.
The Saolta Hospital Group says waiting lists for appointments have reduced from 6 months to 6 weeks.
In the past 7 months, more than 1-thousand people have undergone diagnostic tests through community-based services Galway University Hospitals are running with Primary Care Centres in Tuam, Gort, Claremorris and Galway City.
The new care model is also reported to be reducing pressure on hospital services such as in Outpatient and Emergency Departments.