Date Published: 04-Jan-2008
Merlin Park Hospital is at the bottom of a League Table by Rate My Hospital dot ie for its hospital food.
The hospital comes in at number 48 in a survey of 52 hospitals around the country.
Hospital patients and their relatives were asked to rate the food on a scale of one to five.
The survey found that around 40 percent our hospitals are below par when it comes to the quality of food they serve to patients.
The Galway hospital that scored highest for it’s food service was Portiuncula scoring nearly 70 percent out of a total of 100 and coming in at number 13 on the overall list.
Much further down the list was University Hospital Galway coming in at number 43 scoring 53 percent.
Galway’s lowest rated hospital was Merlin Park at number 48 just 4 from the bottom of the table scoring 52 percent for it’s food service
The hospital rated highest in the country for food quality and service was St. Lukes Cancer Hospital in Dublin scoring 90 percent.
Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement
Date Published: 07-May-2013
Retail Excellence Ireland, the country’s largest retail industry trade body, has welcomed the news that 60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q.
It’s after the home improvements store successfully exited examinership.
Under the scheme, 2.4 million euro is to be invested by parent company Kingfisher plc, and B and Q will continue to trade at eight stores
This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.
However, David Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland says landlords need to be willing to help out smaller retailers too.
Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week
Date Published: 09-May-2013
Nine people die in Galway every week from heart disease and stroke.
That’s according to the Irish Heart Foundation, which is launching its Happy Hearts Appeal today. (9/5)
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, launched the appeal today to help raise funds for the charity, which has seen increasing demand on its patient services.
The Foundation says it needs to raise at least half a million euro to maintain existing information services.
Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Concerns have been raised over traffic delays at the railway crossing in Oranmore.
Councillor Jim Cuddy says he has received many representations from local motorists who have been experiencing extended delays.
He says the closed barrier can sometimes cause a traffic tailback as far as the roundabout near the Maldron hotel.
Cllr Cuddy has brought the matter to the attention of Iarnrod Eireann and has asked for an explanation as to why the crossing is closed for so long.