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New radiotherapy treatment centre planned for UHG

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – 2.3 million euro has been secured for two cardiac cath labs at University Hospital Galway.
The HSE service plan for 2019 has also allocated funding towards the development of a new radiotherapy treatment centre for cancer patients at UHG, with construction set to begin this year.
€700,000 has also been allocated for the provision of a new I.T room at UHG.
The service plan, launched by Minister for Health Simon Harris and the HSE, will guide spending of over €16 billion in the health service nationwide in 2019.

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Galway woman rescued after 15 hours at sea returns home as younger cousin remains at UHG for treatment

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Galway Bay fm newsroom:

One of the two girls rescued from the Atlantic Ocean yesterday has returned home, while the other is still being monitored in Hospital.

The father of one of the girls rescued off Inis Oirr yesterday after drifting out to sea says he was beginning to lose hope.

Cousins 17 year old Ellen Glynn and 23 year old Sara Feeney from Cappagh Road in Knocknacarra spent 15 hours in the water after high winds brought their paddle boards 27 kilometers from land.

Galway City fisherman Patrick Oliver and his son Morgan, eventually located the pair yesterday afternoon after a major search and rescue operation.

Sara was released from hospital yesterday while Ellen is still receiving treatment at UHG

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B&B owners in Galway urged to apply for business restart grant

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Owners and operators of non-rated B&Bs in Galway are being urged to apply for the Business Restart Grant.

The scheme has been introduced as part of the July Stimulus package and is being operated by Fáilte Ireland.

Hundreds of Galway B&B’s could qualify for the initiative that offers grants of up to four thousand euro per business.

That’s according to Fine Gael City Councillor Eddie Hoare who says the scheme could provide vital assistance to local non-rated B&Bs in particular.

To hear from Cllr Hoare, tune in to Galway Bay fm on the hour..

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Galway girls missing at sea could see helicopters searching for them overnight says father

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The two cousins from Galway who were missing at sea for over 15 hours could see the helicopters searching for them overnight, according to one of their fathers.

Ellen Glynn and Sara Feeney, aged 17 and 23, drifted over 20 miles out to sea on Wednesday night after they had been paddleboarding at Furbo beach.

They managed to stay together and clung to a lobster pot around three miles south west of Inis Oírr where they remained overnight.

Galway City fisherman Patrick Oliver and his son Morgan, eventually located the pair yesterday afternoon after a major search and rescue operation.

Sara was released from hospital yesterday while Ellen is still receiving treatment.

Ellen’s dad Johnny Glynn says both girls are just happy to be alive.

He says they had to deal with large waves – and the frustration of coming close to being rescued on Wednesday night:

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