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City Council allocates extra beds to Cold Weather Response scheme

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The City Council is increasing the number of beds being offered under this years Cold Weather Response programme.
The CWR is a temporary measure to provide overnight facilities for rough sleepers and is seperate to other homeless services.
This winter, there’ll be 33 beds allocated to the scheme – up from the 30 offered last year, and just 14 provided the year before.
They’ll be provided across two locations on the west side of the city.
The Cold Weather Response Scheme comes into operation from Monday November 26th until April of next year.
COPE Galway will also be extending their opening hours – while the City Council is currently exploring the establishment of a dedicated facility for women.

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Sharp drop in Covid-19 patients at UHG

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s been a sharp drop in the number of patients being treated for Covid-19 at UHG.

There are now 13 patients being treated at the facility – a drop of 7 since yesterday.

However, there are 7 people in ICU with the virus, an increase of a single patient.

Overall, Covid-19 patient numbers at UHG are down by 65 percent compared to this day last week.

Meanwhile, there’s been a slight increase in patient numbers at Portiuncula Hospital.

There are currently 6 patients receiving treatment for Covid-19, an increase of 2 since yesterday – while a single patient is in the ICU.

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Power restored to thousands of homes and businesses in Galway city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Power has been restored to thousands of homes and businesses in the city following a major fault.

However, several hundred properties are still experiencing outages, due to a fault at a substation in the Ballybane Industrial Estate.

The ESB says it expects service to be fully restored to all affected properties within the hour.

Meanwhile, power outages are also affecting around three hundred properties in the Headford Road and Doughiska areas.

The ESB expects service to be restored to these areas by 2 this afternoon.

Further information on the current outages can be found on the ESB website.

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Thousands of homes and businesses without power in city

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Thousands of homes and businesses in the city are without power following a major fault.

The outage is due to a fault at a substation in the Ballybane Industrial Estate.

The ESB says it expects service to be restored by 11.15.

Meanwhile, power outages are also affecting around two hundred properties in the Doughiska area, with power there to be restored by 2 this afternoon.

Further information on the current outages can be found on the ESB website.

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