Galway Bay fm newsroom – There are over 28,100 people on the outpatient waiting list at University Hospital Galway.
The HSE’s Performance Assurance Report for May of this year shows that nationally, there are almost 350 thousand people waiting for outpatient treatment.
Last month, over 12 thousand people waiting for outpatient appointments at Galway’s public hospitals were contacted in a texting initiative.
The new text system has been rolled out to make it easier for outpatients to respond and confirm their position on the list.
Management at UHG and Merlin Park are working to meet national targets which mean no patient should wait longer than 12 months for appointment.
The figures released today show that outpatient waiting lists have grown for five consecutive months, after recording a sharp drop at the end of last year.
30 new jobs as Domino’s Pizza opens in Oranmore
Galway Bay fm newsroom –Domino’s pizza has opened a new store in Oranmore, creating 30 jobs for the locality.
The new premises is located in Oranmore Town Centre.
The jobs added include pizza chefs, customer service staff and delivery drivers.
Justin Ward, Franchisee at Oranmore Domino’s said: “We’re excited to open a new store in Oranmore, allowing us to deliver our delicious menu of handcrafted pizzas to even more of our loyal customers across Galway.
“We’re also on the lookout for exceptional people to be part of our in-store team. More than 80% of our store managers start their careers as an in-store team member, so these roles offer a great opportunity for ambitious people looking to grow and build a career with the nation’s best-loved pizza company!”
Gardai to ramp up checkpoints across city in run-up to Christmas
Galway Bay fm newsroom –Gardai are to ramp up checkpoints across the city in the run-up to Christmas.
Over the next few weeks, they aim to carry out over 1,500 checkpoints to test for alcohol and drugs.
This afternoon’s meeting of the City Joint Policing Committee heard that drug-driving is becoming far more common.
Roadside tests can now detect a far greater range of drugs than before, and in a much faster timeframe.
Garda Chief Superintendant Gerry Roche had this to say following the meeting.
Galway GP warns of dangers of recreational use of laughing gas
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway GP Martin Daly is warning of the dangers of laughing gas on people’s health.
It’s as there has been an increase of patients suffering nerve damage after inhaling nitrous oxide gas.
It is illegal to sell laughing gas for human consumption, but it is easily obtained online and is growing in popularity for use as a recreational drug.
Speaking to Galway Talks, Dr Martin Daly explains the negative impacts the drug can have on those who use it regularly.