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HIQA records non-compliance issues at Ballinderry Nursing Home

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 14-May-2013

The Health Information and Quality Authority has published the findings of an unannounced inspection at Ballinderry Nursing Home in Kilconnell in Ballinasloe

The private facility had 46 residents on the date of March inspections which aimed to monitor ongoing compliance with regulations and standards.

At the time of inspection, 20 of the 46 residents were deemed maximum dependency.

On the first two days, inspectors found a number of areas of non-compliance where immediate action was required.

This included inadequate care arrangements for residents at risk of falls and also identified that some residents were at risk of choking as sufficient precautions had not been implemented around meal times.

Poor practices were also recorded in medication administration and a lack of support for some very dependant residents.

Inspectors were also concerned about staffing levels and skill mix, and the provision of staff training.

They were so gravely concerned at the number of immediate actions required that they returned to the centre a week later (Mar 22).

Another subsequent inspection found that while there continued to be a substantial amount of work to be completed to bring the centre into compliance, sufficient progress had been made over the weekend to mitigate the immediate risk to residents.

The provider responded to the inspection report last month (Apr 18) and has stated that many action items are complete with many others to be completed by the end of this month (May).

Some action items are listed for June such as the last session of infection control training.

 

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Call for direct donations to city charity shops

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A city councillor is encouraging people to donate goods directly to charity shops.

It follows allegations of thefts from clothes banks in Galway and across the country in recent months.

However, cameras are in place at some clothes banks and surveillance is carried out by local authorities.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Councillor Neil McNeilis said the problem of theft from clothes banks is widespread.

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Man pleads guilty to city robbery after 8 years

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A 41-year-old Galway man has pleaded guilty to the robbery of cash from a city shop eight years ago.

Joe Walsh, of 15 Gaelcarrig Park, Newcastle, pleaded guilty at Galway Circuit Criminal Court to the robbery of €2,800 cash from the Mace shop on Shantalla Road, on July 29, 2005.

The facts were admitted in a second charge of causing criminal damage in the shop on the same date.

Judge Rory McCabe directed the preparation of a probation report and adjourned sentencing to October 15.

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Father of Leah Feeney urges action on rossaveal road

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The father of a teenager who died after she was hit by a car in Rossaveal is appealing to the county council to install a footpath at that location.

Liam Feeney was among hundreds of people who gathered for a demonstration along the Pier road yesterday afternoon.

His daughter, 15 year old Leah was fatally injured when she was hit by a car while out walking with a friend on Wednesday evening the 1st of May.

The community is now calling for a footpath to be constructed along the road where many people have been seriously injured over the years.

Speaking to Galway bay fm reporter Michael Joyce at the protest, Liam Feeney says locals want nothing fancy just a footpath about a metre wide

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