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Progress report shows UHG goverance structures reviewed following Savita death

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A review of governance structures at University Hospital Galway is underway following the maternal death of Savita Halappanavar in October 2012.

A report on progress in implementing recommendations arising from a number of inquiries has been released by the HSE to The Irish Times under freedom of information legislation.

31 year old Savita died on October 28th 2012, seven days after her admission to a gynaecology ward at UHG.

Three reports have been carried out to examine the incident.

One of these, a HIQA report, was published last October and found there was a fundamental failure to provide basic care at University Hospital Galway.

It also stated the clinical governance arrangements within the hospital failed to recognise that vital hospital policies were not in use, nor were arrangements in place to ensure the provision of basic care on St. Monica’s ward.

It makde 34 recommendations for maternity services both in Galway and nationwide.

The progress report seen by the Irish Times says a review of governance structures took place on December 19th, 2013, and a follow-up meeting was scheduled for February 5th.

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Eamon Ryan’s mother died suddenly while holidaying on Inishbofin

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Green party leader Eamon Ryan is in mourning after his mother died suddenly while on holiday.

The Irish Independent reports that Mary Ryan had an accident while holidaying on Inishbofin off the coast of Galway.

She was airlifted to Galway University Hospital where she died on Tuesday.

A death notice on RIP.ie says Mrs. Ryan, who lived in Sandycove in Dublin, died ‘unexpectedly but peacefully’.

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Plans for housing development in Claregalway turned down

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans for a housing development in Claregalway have been turned down.

The project, led by Donald Walsh, proposed the construction of 12 units at a site that originally formed part of the Gleann Mhuiris housing development.

It envisioned access to the mix of 4-bed, 3-bed and 2-bed units would be through the existing estate off the Oranmore Road.

However, planners have rejected the proposal, finding it’s not compatiable with objectives contained within the current County Development Plan.

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Galway farmers and fishermen among top beneficiaries of social welfare assistance last year

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Gawlway Bay fm newsroom – Galway farmers and fishermen among top beneficiaries of social welfare assistance last year.

874 were on either the Farm Assist or Rural Social Scheme in Galway in 2021.

Farm Assist is a payment to low-income farmers, capped at 208 euro per week.

The Rural Social Scheme is a similar support, aimed at low-income farmers and fishermen.

The Department of Social Protection says 5,004 people benefited from Farm Assist last year – and 2,981 were on the Rural Social Scheme.

Nationwide, almost 8,000 low-income farmers and fishermen beneffited, with the most in Mayo at almost 1,400.

That was followed closely by Donegal at 1,272, with Galway having the third most on either payment.

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