Classifieds Advertise Archive Subscriptions Family Announcements Photos Digital Editions/Apps
Connect with us

Breaking News

CORONER RAISES QUESTIONS OVER RETROSPECTIVE NOTES IN MEDICAL RECORDS

Published

on

Cross-examination of consultant obstetrician Dr Katherine Astbury has now concluded.

Day three of the inquest resumed at 2pm where the consultant’s legal representative Eileen Barrington continued her earlier questions.

Eileen Barrington earlier referred to medical council guidelines and a paragraph which she said states that abortion is illegal in Ireland except when there is a real and substantial risk to the mother.

She explained this was on the balance of probability of 51% where there is a risk to the life, as opposed to the health,of the mother.

In this afternoon’s session the coroner raised concern about retrospective notes in medical records.

He asked if it was a good idea to have everybody working in the same document and added that if nurses had their own document , there would be no need to write retrospective notes.

Dr. Astbury said it’s to allow continuity so that you can see what is happening with the patient.

The coroner said it was very difficult to follow and when he asked the consultant could she see a failing, she said ‘yes’.

HSE Senior Counsel for the HSE Declan Buckely said he understands it’s so that all the care is in one book.

The consultant has now concluded her statement evidence.

Breaking News

Galway Garda Chief says drugs “biggest challenge” facing force locally

Published

on

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/rqy8rd/gerry_rocheaqjdh.mp3

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Chief Superintendent of the Galway Garda Division has acknowledged that drugs are the biggest challenge facing the force locally.

At a meeting of the City Joint Policing this week, Gerry Roche said it’s very widespread and the money involved is astronomical.
He added there’s a lot more work to be done and Gardaí are working on a new strategy to tackle those involved in the drugs trade at all levels.
It was noted that the Divisional Drugs Unit are targetting one specific gang in particular – though there are a lot of small operations, including those targetting students.
A warning was given that Gardaí will pursue everyone involved to the very end and prosecute at any opportunity.
Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche says drugs are endemic across all age groups and levels of society.
Continue Reading

Breaking News

Fíbín Media to launch new state of the art production studio in Connemara

Published

on

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/js7mpj/fibin.mp3

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based production company Fíbín Media is to launch its new state of the art production studio tomorrow (7/12).

The new studio contains 130 square metres of floor space, and is located in Tully in Connemara.

It will offer a new home for Fíbín to create TV shows for young people through English and Irish.

Fíbín founder and CEO is Darach O Tuairisg.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Local addiction counsellor claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway

Published

on

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/jf36aj/joetreacy.mp3

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based addiction counsellor, Joe Treacy, claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway.

Data has found that cocaine-use has increased across all age groups in recent years.

Joe Treacy was responding to comments made by local GP Martin Daly on Galway Talks yesterday, who said there is a wave of cocaine in rural areas.

Agreeing with Martin’s sentiments, Joe Treacy, says that cocaine-use is widespread in our communities.

Continue Reading

Local Ads

Local Ads

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement

Trending