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Major Galway employer Medtronic reports 13% jump in profits

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Profits at multinational medical devices company Medtronic have jumped by 13 per cent.
Medtronic employs about 3 thousand people at its facility at Parkmore in the city.
According to today’s Irish Times, Medtronic, which has its corporate headquarters in Dublin reported a profit of just over 4 billion dollars in the year to April 28th.
The profits were on the back of a 3 per cent rise in sales to 29.71 billion dollars.

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UHG has country’s second highest number of patients on trolleys today

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- University Hospital Galway has the country’s second highest number of people waiting on trolleys today

University Hospital Cork is the most overcrowded with 70 patients waiting for a bed while 56 people are waiting for a bed in UHG

In Portiuncula Hospital there are 14 people waiting on trolleys

The latest Trolleywatch figures from the INMO show that nationally 529 patients are without a bed today

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HSE says it’s on track to deliver X-Ray services at Tuam Primary Care Centre

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Galway Bay fm newsroom- The HSE has confirmed it’s still on track to deliver X-Ray services at Tuam Primary Care Centre early next year.

A meeting of the Health Forum West this week heard it continues to work with a Public/Private Partnership Company with plans to commence works towards the end of the year.

All going well, the X-Ray and Diagnostics service will be operational by the second quarter of next year.

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Local TD fears end of COVID payment will accelerate its spread in workplaces

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local TD fears that the ceasing of the COVID-19 illness payment will accelerate the spread of the virus in workplaces.

Roscommon/Galway TD Denis Naughton claims there are more than 4,000 people unable to work – after the special payment ended last Friday.

Deputy Naughton says it has resulted people receiving a disability payment from the Department of Social Protection instead.

He is calling for a proper treatment plan for long COVID and is expressing the following concerns:

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