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Councillors to decide shortly on major redevelopment of Craughwell halting site

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Planning documents for a major redevelopment of a Craughwell halting site will be brought before councillors in the coming weeks. (24/7)
1.5 million euro was sanctioned late last year to upgrade accommodation at the Dunkellin halting site.
It’s hoped the 6-bay site can be demolished and replaced with 2 four-bed homes, 4 three-bed homes and 2 caravan bays.
The County Council will bring Part 8 plans for the redevelopment before the full council in July at its next meeting on July 24th.
Once councillors give the development the green light, it’s hoped construction can begin in Autumn.
The works would take around 10 months to complete.

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UHG has country’s second highest number of patients on trolleys today

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- University Hospital Galway has the country’s second highest number of people waiting on trolleys today

University Hospital Cork is the most overcrowded with 70 patients waiting for a bed while 56 people are waiting for a bed in UHG

In Portiuncula Hospital there are 14 people waiting on trolleys

The latest Trolleywatch figures from the INMO show that nationally 529 patients are without a bed today

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HSE says it’s on track to deliver X-Ray services at Tuam Primary Care Centre

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- The HSE has confirmed it’s still on track to deliver X-Ray services at Tuam Primary Care Centre early next year.

A meeting of the Health Forum West this week heard it continues to work with a Public/Private Partnership Company with plans to commence works towards the end of the year.

All going well, the X-Ray and Diagnostics service will be operational by the second quarter of next year.

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Local TD fears end of COVID payment will accelerate its spread in workplaces

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local TD fears that the ceasing of the COVID-19 illness payment will accelerate the spread of the virus in workplaces.

Roscommon/Galway TD Denis Naughton claims there are more than 4,000 people unable to work – after the special payment ended last Friday.

Deputy Naughton says it has resulted people receiving a disability payment from the Department of Social Protection instead.

He is calling for a proper treatment plan for long COVID and is expressing the following concerns:

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