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.
60 jobs saved at city B&Q after company exits examinership
Date Published: 07-May-2013
60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q, after the home improvements store successfully exited examinership.
Under the scheme, 2.4 million euro is to be invested by parent company Kingfisher plc, and B&Q will continue to trade at eight stores
This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.
B&Q Ireland filed a petition with the High Court in January seeking the appointment of an examiner.
Male pedestrian hit by car in city
Date Published: 09-May-2013
A man in his 40s is being treated at University Hospital Galway after he was hit by a car on the Dublin road this afternoon.
The man was walking near the entrance to Merlin Park hospital at around 1:30 when the incident occured.
Emergency services attended the scene, and he was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Gardaí are advising motorists to expect delays as a stop-go system is now in place.
Mylan pharmacuetical comments on plans for Connemara investment
Date Published: 13-May-2013
The European headquarters of a multinational pharmaceutical company has commented on its plans for a major expansion in Connemara.
Concern arose last month regarding a multi-million euro investment that was promised at the Bioniche Plant in Inverin in the Connemara Gaeltacht.
Mylan – the parent company – has confirmed it is on track to make promised investments in Ireland but no specific detail has been revealed.