Galway Bay fm newsroom:
The HSE is hoping to increase the number of procedures being carried out at Merlin Park Hospital in a bid to ease the pressure at UHG.
Over 50 thousand people are on waiting lists in Galway, with nearly 6 thousand of those waiting over 18 months for an appointment.
The SAOLTA Hospital group plans to reduce waiting times by developing outpatient services and day surgeries at the Merlin Park site.
The hospital group has already successfully reduced the inpatient waiting lists by transferring certain procedures from UHG to Portiuncula, Mayo and Roscommon hospitals.
Ann Cosgrove, Chief Operating Officer with the SAOLTA Hospital Group in Galway says that while short term measures may help, a modern hospital capable of handling the required capacity is needed.
Anger over exclusion of Ballinasloe representatives at meeting with Drew Harris
GBFM News – It’s deeply unfair that there was no representation from Ballinasloe at a recent meeting with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris.
That’s according to Councillor Declan Geraghty, who raised the matter at a meeting of the local district.
Commissioner Harris met with the County Joint Policing Committee recently, to discuss a new policing model for Galway, as well as local concerns.
The current membership of the JPC doesn’t include any representatives from the Ballinasloe district.
That’s something Councillor Geraghty says is not right.
Galway has new half-a-millionaire after Euromillions draw
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway player has scopped half a million euro in the latest EuroMillions Plus draw.
McCanns Centra in Moycullen sold the winning ticket yesterday.
The winning numbers were 23, 32, 35, 42, 50.
Players in the county are being urged to check their tickets and make contact with the National Lottery team.
Green light for 82 new homes in Rahoon
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The green light has been given for 82 new homes in Rahoon.
The project will see 53 houses, 14 apartments, 8 duplex units and 7 community units constructed at a site at Letteragh Road.
There’ll also be a new day centre for Ability West provided as part of the development, as well as a new foothpath along Letteragh Road.
City planners have approved the project led by Burkeway Homes with 25 conditions attached.