Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway GPs are calling for more funding for nurses to support over-capacity general practices.
They are joining with colleagues across the country to ask the government for more support for GPs in their pre-budget submission.
According to the National Association of General Practitioners money budgeted for 900 community nurses would be better spent staffing general practices.
Chairman of NAGP Dr. Andrew Jordan says GPs have lost 38% of resources due to cuts and many positions are going unfilled when GPs retire.
The NAGP claims using community nurses who do not work in conjunction with local practices will lead to a fragmentation of healthcare.
Dr. Jordan says many patients on hospital waiting lists could be better treated by their local GP if more staff were available.
Craughwell National School extension goes out to tender
Galway Bay fm newsroom:
The Craughwell National School extension has gone out to tender
The project will consist of a two-storey extension of over 1600 square metres to the existing school, replacing the prefab classrooms.
The extension will include eight new classrooms, a sports hall, administration offices, a lift, toilets, a multi-purpose room and a new car park
Junior Minister and Galway East TD Ciaran Cannon says the project is expected to go to construction early in the new year.
Court reserves judgement on appeal case involving conviction for high speed chase through Galway
A man jailed for hijacking a car and taking it on a high speed chase through Galway city, with its frightened owner in the back, must wait to hear the outcome of an appeal against his conviction.
24 year old John Conroy, with an address at Lakeview, Donaghpatrick in Headford, denied thirteen counts of dangerous driving at locations in the Galway City area, between Ballymoneen Road, Knocknacarra and Ballinfoyle, Headford Road, on May 31, 2016.
To hear the case in full, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…
New site identified for St. Teresa’s Special School in Ballinasloe
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new site has been identified for St. Teresa’s Special School in Ballinasloe.
It’s after negotiations on the purchase of a site fell through in recent months.
At present, St. Teresa’s operates from temporary accommodation on the grounds of St. Brigid’s in Ballinasloe.
The school was founded in 2008 and caters to pupils between 4 and 18 years of age.
Roscommon-Galway Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins says a new site has now been identified and is being assessed for suitability – for more on this story, tune in to Galway Bay fm news on the hour…