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CORONER RAISES QUESTIONS OVER RETROSPECTIVE NOTES IN MEDICAL RECORDS

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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.

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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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Galway among counties “most at risk” as thunderstorm warning issued

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A status yellow thunderstorm and rain warning has been issued for this afternoon and evening by Met Eireann.

Counties most at risk are Wicklow, Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Tipperary, Clare, Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

Meanwhile, temperatures are expected to remain in the mid 20s for the weekend.

Met Éireann Weather Warning

Thunderstorms in places this afternoon and evening with lightning, hail and heavy downpours resulting in localised flooding and hazardous driving conditions.

Counties most at risk are Wicklow, Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Tipperary, Clare, Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

Valid: 13:13 Friday 23/07/2021 to 20:00 Friday 23/07/2021

Issued: 13:13 Friday 23/07/2021

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