Galway Bay fm newsroom – In August 319 households including 90 families with 228 children were supported by Galway Simon community to help prevent them from becoming homeless.
This year Galway Bay fm has teamed up with Galway Simon Community in their bid to raise vital funds to provide services and support to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Our reporter Antoinette Giblin has been speaking to Eve who found herself on the verge of homelessness at age 18.
She has now turned her life around and started a college degree after availing of the services of the Simon Community. Tune in to FYI Galway at 5 to hear Eve’s story.
And, good luck to our colleagues Alan Clarke and Shannon Fogerty who will be ‘Sleeping Out for Simon’ on Shop Street tonight while Alan Murphy and Seamus O Fatharta will be ‘Sleeping Out for Simon’ in Tuam.
You can text Galway Simon to 50300 and you’ll be giving €4 support to this great cause.
Portiuncula Hospital appoints Bereavement Support Midwife
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe has appointed Leanne Norton as a Beravement Support Midwife for the hospital.
Ms Norton has previously dealt with bereavement through midwifery experience gained in The Rotunda Hospital in Dublin and Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar.
The role will see her care for, and support, women, and families dealing with loss of pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death.
Leanne said she feels privileged to take on the role, and to provide compassionate, individualised, and culturally sensitive support to patients and their families.
Works on Athenry sewer network worth €13m to begin in March
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Works to provide an upgrade to the sewer network in Athenry are to begin in March.
The €13m scheme will reduce the risk of sewer flooding and address the discharge of non-compliant sewer overflows in the River Clarin.
The project is to be carried out by Coffey Construction and is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.
Eunan Canavan, Wastewater Regional Delivery Lead, explains how this could lead to population growth in the town,
Teddy Bear Hospital at University of Galway wraps up after busy two days
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Teddy Bear Hospital wrapped up today at the University of Galway after a busy two days.
Children from schools across Galway, from the city to Tuam, Mountbellew and beyond, brought their teddies to the hospital.
The university’s Sláinte Society set up pharmacy, X-ray and surgery stations at the Bailey Allen Hall on campus.
The aim of the event is to familiarise children with a hospital environment to reduce their fear of it.
Pupils explained to our reporters Sarah Slevin and Rachel Timoney why their teddies were attending the hospital today: