Galway Bay fm newsroom – A national conference on maximising the ability of older people will take place in the city tomorrow.
Over 180 delegates from around Ireland will attend the sixth annual conference of the All-Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association.
The event aims to explore how carers can create environments to maximise the potential of people with dementia while respecting their wishes, beliefs and values.
The conference will take place at the Clayton Hotel in the city.
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Calls for introduction of Automatic Number Plate Readers on routes across Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council has called for the introduction of Automatic Number Plate Readers on routes across Galway.
Michael ‘Moegie’ Maher believes that the addition of ANPRs on roads into villages and towns would help make Galway a safer place.
The issue has previously been raised at local and national level – but has been held up due to legal issues surrounding GDPR, as has the use of CCTV for illegal dumping
Cathaoirleach Maher believes that the equipment would be beneficial.
County Policing committee hears of serious concern over ‘huge increase’ of rural crimes and burglaries in East Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The County Galway Joint Policing committee has been told of the serious concern over the ‘huge increase’ in rural crimes and burglaries in East Galway.
Tuam area Councillor Mary Hoade says that she has already heard of 10 burglaries in the area since the start of the year.
This represents 5 per cent of the total number of burglaries reported across the whole county for all of last year.
Councillor Hoade says she’s very concerned, and outlines what needs to be done to tackle the increase.
University of Galway researchers aiming to improve ventilator outcomes
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Researchers at the University of Galway are aiming to improve outcomes for patients on ventilators.
They’ve taken part in a new international study, that found high death rates in weaning intensive care patients from ventilation.
It found that over a third of patients who required mechanical ventilation for longer than two days could not be successfully taken off.
Speaking to Galway talks, Professor John Laffey said the area is not well studied despite the importance of weaning.