Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Mental Health Commission has been urged to inspect the acute psychiatric unit in UHG.
City Cllr Catherine Connolly says it’s not fit for purpose and is putting additional demands on an already pressurised service in Galway.
The councillor has been advised of leaks in the patient dining room and the men’s ward and says the 22 bed facility in Ballinasloe should be reopened.
It comes ahead of a special meeting for TDs, Senators and Councillors to be held in Gullanes Hotel in Ballinasloe at 8 this evening.
The meeting will debate the three-phased wind-down of St. Lukes in Ballinasloe resulting in 50 beds in UHG and 22 in Roscommon.
Speaking in a Dail exchange with Deputies Denis Naughton and Colm Keaveney this week, Minister Kathleen Lynch said she stands over the decision taken by the expert group.
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Water Treatment Plants Across Galway To Be Audited As Part of Nationwide Inspection
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Every water treatment plant in Galway and across the country is to be audited after unsafe drinking water entered the supply in the South East last month.
52 people became ill after drinking contaminated water that came from a plant in Gorey, Co Wexford, while a plant in Ballymore Eustace, which services part of Dublin, produced unsafe water for 10 hours one day last month.
An Forum Uisce says Irish Water’s delays in informing the EPA and HSE are unacceptable and clearly put the public at risk.
The Minister with responsibility for Irish Water Daragh O’Brien says the audits will start today.
More Community Care Leads to Decrease In Waiting Times For Galway Heart Patients
From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Increased community-based care has led to shorter waiting times for cardiac appointments in Galway.
The Saolta Hospital Group says waiting lists for appointments have reduced from 6 months to 6 weeks.
In the past 7 months, more than 1-thousand people have undergone diagnostic tests through community-based services Galway University Hospitals are running with Primary Care Centres in Tuam, Gort, Claremorris and Galway City.
The new care model is also reported to be reducing pressure on hospital services such as in Outpatient and Emergency Departments.