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Cllr calls for progress on primary care centre for Gort

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Tuam Area Councillor Mary Hoade has called for progress on a primary care centre in Gort.

The matter was raised at last evening’s meeting of the Regional Health Forum West.

Cllr Hoade was advised that a potential site had been identified on the Tulla Road in Gort, however the GPs who had expressed interest in co-location are no longer in a position to do so.

Catherine Cunningham, Area Manager of Galway Roscommon PCCC said that due to this, this location is no longer being developed as a PPP site.

Members were also advised that the design team has been appointed for Tuam Primary Care Centre and that the HSE plans to have a planning application submitted within the next three to four months.

Cllr Mary Hoade said she was disappointed to hear the Gort site is not proceeding in the form which had been planned.

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1,386 new cases of Covid-19 nationwide

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Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team 

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1386* confirmed cases of COVID-19.  

As of 8am today, 106 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 22 are in ICU. 

(*Daily case numbers may change due to future data validation.) 

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “This pandemic has provided a prime example of how easily misinformation can spread online, and many people have been exposed to information that is false, inaccurate, or misleading. This is known as misinformation and it started to spread about potential COVID-19 vaccines even before any had been developed. Unfortunately, it has undermined vaccination efforts in many countries, prolonging the pandemic and putting lives at risk. 

“All of us together can help to stop the spread of misinformation. Remember not every post on social media is reliable or accurate – if you are not sure, then don’t share. 

“In Ireland we are fortunate to have very high levels of vaccine confidence with fantastic uptake across all age groups to date. Of course, many people will have questions about their vaccine but it is important that they access accurate and reliable information in order to get these questions answered. Do not rely on unsubstantiated information shared online. Instead go to trusted sources including hse.ie and gov.ie. GPs and healthcare professionals will also be able to answer any questions you may have when you go to your vaccine appointment.” 

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🎧 Call for City Council to reconsider Kirwan Junction “disaster”

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway City Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland are being urged to re-think the “disaster” that is the new Kirwan Junction.

That’s according to Councillor James Charity, who says the new layout is leading to unprecedented tailbacks.

He says he’s been innundated with calls from motorists who are caught in kilometres long tailbacks approaching the junction to access the N84.

Councillor Charity argues the design of the new junction severely limits access to the N84 and the current delays cannot be entirely explained by light sequencing or teething issues.

He also points out that some local roads in the Killoughter area are now under pressure as they’re being used as “rat runs” to avoid the junction

Councillor Charity believes the junction is not fit for purpose and needs urgent re-assessment:

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Plans to be lodged for new fire station in Athenry

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans for a new fire station in Athenry are expected to be lodged today. (23/7)

That’s according to Councillor Shelly Herterich Quinn, who says the long-awaited facility will replace the current sub-standard base at Clarke Street.

The new three bay facility will be constructed on a site at Ballygurrane South on the edge of the town.

Councillor Herterich Quinn says a Part 8 planning application set to be lodged this afternoon is the culmination of years of hard work.

And she says the local fire crew are a huge asset to the local community…

To hear more, tune into Galway Bay fm news.

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