Galway Bay fm newsroom – A one million euro project to deal with demand for stem cell transplantation at University Hospital Galway and St.
James’s Hospital Dublin, has been put on hold.
The project is included in the Health Service Executive’s draft service plan for 2014.
However, due to a lack of funding within the HSE, the project along with 49 other projects, included in the draft plan has been postponed.
According to today’s Irish Times, the HSE says the projects are important and will be advanced at some point in the future.
Worst June on record for overcrowding at UHG and Portiuncula
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Last month was the worst June on record for overcrowding at UHG and Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.
Figures from the INMO show that 828 people were waiting on trolleys at UHG last month.
That compares to 549 in June 2019 before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic – and 65 in June 2006, when records first began.
There were a further 225 patients without a bed at Portiuncula Hospital – compared to 92 in June 2019 pre-COVID, and 8 in June of 2006.
The worst affected hospital nationwide last month was University Hospital Limerick – with more than 1,800 patients waiting for a bed.
Overall, just under 10 thousand patients were on trolleys at hospitals across the country during June.
Galway TD asks Taoiseach to explain plan to fix “fractured” health system
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Dáil has heard of a young man in Galway facing a 5 year wait for surgery despite the fact he cannot work, drive, or even lift his young children.
Deputy Sean Canney was asking the Taoiseach to explain what the Government’s plan is to fix our broken health system.
He said waiting lists are out of control and staff morale is low, with many nurses leaving the public health service.
Deputy Canney began by outlining how one young man in his constituency is suffering as a result.
Galway Cycling Campaign says not enough to just urge drivers to slow down
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway Cycling Campaign says it’s not enough to just urge people to slow down on our roads, and greater enforcement is needed.
It comes as this week An Garda Siochana launched a #SlowDown Campaign.
Latest figures available from Gardaí show that 83 people have been killed on our roads so far this year, with speeding the main contributor.
Kevin Jennings, Chairperson of Galway Cycling Campaign, welcomes the Garda efforts, but wants more to be done: