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Galway GPs call for hiring more nurses for general practices

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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.

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Anger over exclusion of Ballinasloe representatives at meeting with Drew Harris

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GBFM News – It’s deeply unfair that there was no representation from Ballinasloe at a recent meeting with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris.

That’s according to Councillor Declan Geraghty, who raised the matter at a meeting of the local district.

Commissioner Harris met with the County Joint Policing Committee recently, to discuss a new policing model for Galway, as well as local concerns.

The current membership of the JPC doesn’t include any representatives from the Ballinasloe district.

That’s something Councillor Geraghty says is not right.

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Galway has new half-a-millionaire after Euromillions draw

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway player has scopped half a million euro in the latest EuroMillions Plus draw.

McCanns Centra in Moycullen sold the winning ticket yesterday.

The winning numbers were 23, 32, 35, 42, 50.

Players in the county are being urged to check their tickets and make contact with the National Lottery team.

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Green light for 82 new homes in Rahoon

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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The green light has been given for 82 new homes in Rahoon.

The project will see 53 houses, 14 apartments, 8 duplex units and 7 community units constructed at a site at Letteragh Road.

There’ll also be a new day centre for Ability West provided as part of the development, as well as a new foothpath along Letteragh Road.

City planners have approved the project led by Burkeway Homes with 25 conditions attached.

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