Galway Bay fm newsroom – The INMO says while they don’t believe patients have been smuggled away from Galway’s A&E for the sake of optics, measures have clearly been taken to accommodate them ahead of the Taoiseach’s visit.
Leo Varadkar is due to arrive at the beleaguered hospital in the next half hour.
Industrial Relations Officer with the INMO Anne Burke says Galway’s trolleys figure is at 26 people this morning – compared to an all-time high of 58 people yesterday morning.
The Medical Assessment Unit was reopened on Tuesday night following a three week closure and 8 closed beds in St. Finbar’s Ward were opened last night.
Anne Burke says while the trolley figures are at their best in recent history, there shouldn’t be patients left on trolleys in the first place.
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Galway Garda Chief says drugs “biggest challenge” facing force locally
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Chief Superintendent of the Galway Garda Division has acknowledged that drugs are the biggest challenge facing the force locally.
Fíbín Media to launch new state of the art production studio in Connemara
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based production company Fíbín Media is to launch its new state of the art production studio tomorrow (7/12).
The new studio contains 130 square metres of floor space, and is located in Tully in Connemara.
It will offer a new home for Fíbín to create TV shows for young people through English and Irish.
Fíbín founder and CEO is Darach O Tuairisg.
Local addiction counsellor claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway-based addiction counsellor, Joe Treacy, claims cocaine is “blowing a blizzard” in Galway.
Data has found that cocaine-use has increased across all age groups in recent years.
Joe Treacy was responding to comments made by local GP Martin Daly on Galway Talks yesterday, who said there is a wave of cocaine in rural areas.
Agreeing with Martin’s sentiments, Joe Treacy, says that cocaine-use is widespread in our communities.