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NEW LABORATORY TEST ERRORS AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL GALWAY

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Date Published: 15-Jul-2008

Galway Bay fm News has learnt this evening that University Hospital Galway is in the process of contacting patients over errors in laboratory tests done in 2004 for a variety of illnesses and diseases.

A new report has confirmed mistakes were made by a pathologist who worked briefly with the hospital between February and March 2004.

A second opinion was sought on his diagnoses after the British General Medical Council suspended his registration for 18 months last December.

UHG says a review of his diagnostic tests and reports received by them last week, reveals the pathologist DID make errors during his employment at the hospital.

The hospital refused to say how many patients are affected but did say they’ve been attempting to contact all patients concerned since last week.

Clinical Director of UHG Laboratory Services Professor Martin Cormican says they’ll be making public a report on these latest pathology errors .

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Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement

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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.

 

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Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week

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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.

 

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Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing

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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.

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