Galway Bay fm newsroom – Educational sessions for medical staff are to begin next week in Galway and other urban centres on ethical issues ahead of the roll out of abortion services.
The Department of Health’s told the HSE to make sure abortion services will be available in the country’s main maternity hospitals from January.
The Times Ireland edition reports training for medical workers will get underway in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick next week ahead of the anticipated rollout.
However, it’s facing opposition from a group of doctors who organised a petition of over 640 GPs, who say a serious crisis now exists over the provision of abortion services.
Some walked out of yesterday’s meeting of the Irish College of General Practitioners in Dublin, claiming their voices weren’t being heard.
The College says it’s disappointed at their decision to leave.
More at 10
Power restored to thousands of homes and businesses in city
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Power has been fully restored to thousands of homes and businesses in the city following a major fault.
The outages were due to a fault at a substation in the Ballybane Industrial Estate this morning.
While service was quickly restored to most areas, hundreds of premises were left without power for several hours.
The ESB has now restored service to all areas in the past hour.
Sharp drop in Covid-19 patients at UHG
Galway Bay fm newsroom – There’s been a sharp drop in the number of patients being treated for Covid-19 at UHG.
There are now 13 patients being treated at the facility – a drop of 7 since yesterday.
However, there are 7 people in ICU with the virus, an increase of a single patient.
Overall, Covid-19 patient numbers at UHG are down by 65 percent compared to this day last week.
Meanwhile, there’s been a slight increase in patient numbers at Portiuncula Hospital.
There are currently 6 patients receiving treatment for Covid-19, an increase of 2 since yesterday – while a single patient is in the ICU.
Power restored to thousands of homes and businesses in Galway city
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Power has been restored to thousands of homes and businesses in the city following a major fault.
However, several hundred properties are still experiencing outages, due to a fault at a substation in the Ballybane Industrial Estate.
The ESB says it expects service to be fully restored to all affected properties within the hour.
Meanwhile, power outages are also affecting around three hundred properties in the Headford Road and Doughiska areas.
The ESB expects service to be restored to these areas by 2 this afternoon.
Further information on the current outages can be found on the ESB website.