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GALWAY HOSPITALS HIT BY BED AND UNIT CLOSURES

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 12-Feb-2008

Hospitals in Galway are being hit by bed and unit closures amid a storm of controversy.

Talks are to take place at the Labour Relations Commission this week in relation to some nurses at St. Brigid’s hospital in Ballinasloe being suspended without pay.

The nurses at the acute admissions therapy unit at St. Brigid’s were told last week that they would be re-deployed to other areas of the hospital.

This was due to the fact that the HSE closed down the two therapy units and aims to provide therapy services in the wards.

Noreen Kenny has worked as a nurse at St. Brigid’s hospital for 34 years and turned up for work today in the acute admissions unit.

She and another colleague have been suspended without pay because they have not abided by management directives to be re-assigned.

A spokesperson for the Health Service Executive has confirmed to Galway Bay Fm News that the matter has been referred to the LRC.

Meanwhile, four beds have been closed at St. Pious ward at University Hospital Galway.

The HSE says the temporary bed closures are due to staffing issues.

The beds will be closed until additional nursing staff are recruited.

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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.

The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.

Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.

Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.

He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.

It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.

The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.

The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.

The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.

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