Galway Bay fm newsroom – NUI Galway has joined six other Irish universities in launching a campaign to make the Irish education system the best in Europe by 2026.
The Charter for Irish Universities has identified six key objectives to achieve its goal, which include, improving digital experience, investment in research and innovation and increasing state investment.
The Charter – which is the first of its kind in third level education history – has been facilitated by the Irish Universities Association.
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22 more deaths from Covid-19 in the Republic
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 22 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.
deaths located in the east, 3 in the south, 1 in the west of the country.
patients included 11 females and 11 males.
patients were reported as having underlying health conditions
age of today’s reported deaths is 80
There have now been 120 COVID-19 related deaths
The median age of deaths in Ireland is 82.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre
has been informed of 424 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland, as
at 1pm, Thursday 2nd April.
There are now 4,273 confirmed cases of COVID-19
Galway records 7 new cases of Covid-19, bringing total to 98
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Today’s data from HPSC, as of midnight, Wednesday 1st April 2020 (3,655 cases), reveals:
are male and 51% are female, with 171 clusters involving 626 cases
age of confirmed cases is 48 years
cases (28%) have been hospitalised
those hospitalised, 148 cases have been admitted to ICU
cases (26%) are associated with healthcare workers
· Dublin has the highest number of cases at 2,077 (57% of all cases) followed by Cork with 292 cases (8%).
Galway remains at the lower end of confirmed cases at 98, with an increase of 7 in today’s report.
New Contact Tracing Centre established in Croí building beside UHG
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new Contact Tracing Centre has been established beside University Hospital Galway.
The centre is located in a building owned by local heart and stroke charity, Croí, and has been set up in partnership with the HSE.
The Galway charity says it has ceased all face-to-face programmes in an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19 and therefore, decided to offer its vacant buildings to the HSE.
It follows the establishment of a seperate Contact Tracing Centre at GMIT earlier this week.
Croí has also offered its Courtyard Apartments, which usually accommodate the families of patients in emergency cardiac care, to staff at UHG.
The charity says the apartments can be used to accommodate ICU staff on the frontline who need to stay away from their families as part of infection control.
However, CEO of Croí, Neil Johnson says the charity’s services are still available to those in need.