Galway Bay fm newsroom – The HSE West plans to open up more ICU beds at University Hospital Galway in the coming months.
CEO of the Galway Roscommon hospital group, Bill Maher says enough staff have been recruited to open a 9th ICU bed.
He also says by the end of the year, the HSE hopes to open 11 beds and recruitment to facilitate the plans is ongoing.
Bill Maher made the comments in response to Councillor Mary Hoade who raised the issue at this week’s meeting of the Regional Health Forum West.
Visiting restrictions currently in place in Galway Clinic
Visiting restrictions have been put into place in The Blackrock Health Galway Clinic
The clinic confirmed to Galway Bay FM News this afternoon that due to the influx of seasonal flu and Covid-19 infection, visiting is restricted throughout the hospital.
This has been done to protect at-risk patients.
Visiting hours at the hospital are from 5.30pm to 7.30pm daily and only one visitor is permitted to attend per patient with a time limit of 15-20 minutes.
Speculation is rife in the United States that Marty Walsh is to leave politics
News is emerging from Washington that Marty Walsh, the son of Connemara emigrants, may shortly be leaving his position in the United States government to take up a powerful advocacy and administrative role in the National Hockey Association of America (NHLPA).
Walsh, a son of emigrants from Carna and Rosmuc, is the secretary for Labor Affairs in the US Government putting him in the eighth position behind the president.
He is also a former Mayor of the city of Boston.
He is also known to be a close personal friend of the president.
It is understood that all members of the player’s union board in the Hockey Association of the United States and Canada endorsed an effort yesterday to recruit Walsh to head their union.
According to sources close to Marty Walsh, details are being discussed.
In terms of money, the deal is very significant – running into millions of dollars per year according to some reports.
Walsh has been in conversation with President Biden in recent days.
It is all a big surprise but Marty Walsh may not be cutting all ties with politics.
He would be coming back to Massachusetts where he could possibly contest a United States Senate seat in the future.
Disappointment voiced over the delay to repair Traffic Lights at University Hospital Galway
Disappointment has been voiced over the delay to repair the traffic lights at Galway University Hospital.
An announcement on the Galway City Council Social Media Pages has confirmed this and has advised motorists to expect delays and avoid the area if possible saying that transport and infrastructure staff are aiming to replace the lights by next Tuesday, the 7th.
Independent City Central Councillor Mike Cubbard, speaking this morning, told John Mulligan that while he did accept that lights can break down; he did not accept that it will take five days to repair them.