Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Information and Quality Authority is due to publish its report into the death of Savita Halappanavar by early Autumn.
Dr Pat Nash, Clinical Director of the Galway Roscommon Hospital Group told last evening’s public meeting of the board that although no definite date had been set, it was anticipated to be late summer or early autumn.
31 year old Savita Halappanavar died at University Hospital Galway on the 28th October last year after suffering a miscarriage, 17 weeks into her pregnancy.
A report from the HSE inquiry team was published last week and stated that there were failures in the standard of care provided at UHG.
Addressing members last evening, Dr. Nash said the report was part of a safety investigation to look at causal factors.
He added that the hospital has since undertaken significant improvements including the early warning system and improvement in communication.
A vote of apology and condolence to Savita’s husband Praveen and family was passed by the board.
New exhibition to represent female victims of domestic violence unveiled at ATU
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new art exhibition, to represent women who have been victims of domestic abuse, was unveiled today at ATU Wellpark Campus.
The piece was commissioned by COPE Galway, and completed by artist Maura Finnegan.
The arts consists of seven women’s faces and below each one is a QR code which will lead people to an online link to the women’s stories.
Rachel Timoney attended today’s event.
The Indian Ambassador praises Galway during city visit
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- The Indian Ambassador has expressed his admiration for Galway during his visit for Asia Business Week.
Ambassador Akhilesh Mishra kicked off the week with a talk at ATU Galway today.
The ambassador complimented what he called a ‘synergy’ between Ireland and India.
He also said it’s important for international engagement across the whole country:
Protest at County Hall over lack of engagement on Athlone-Galway Greenway
From Galway Bay fm newsroom- A protest has taken place at County Hall over an alleged lack of engagement with local residents on the planned Athlone to Galway Greenway.
A preferred route has emerged which goes from Athlone through Shannonbridge, Meelick, Portumna, Gort, Kinvara and into Galway City.
But local residents and landowners argue there’s been no meaningful engagement and they’re still “in the dark” about many aspects of the development.
At County Hall today, they carried banners with a wide range of slogans, including “No trust means no Greenway”.
These people voiced their concerns about what route may be taken between Kinvara and Kilcolgan: