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Report into death of Savita in Galway shows inadequate assessment

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Galway Bay fm Newsroom – The report into the death of Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway says medical staff failed to offer all management options – including a termination.

The clinical review – published this afternoon – says there was an inadequate assessment and monitoring of the 31-year-old’s deteriorating condition.

The Health Service Executive-appointed inquiry team also says there was a non- adherence to the relevant clinical guidelines on sepsis.

Savita Halappanavar died on October 28th last – a week after being admitted to University Hospital Galway.

The 31 year old – who was was 17 weeks pregnant – had suffered a miscarriage and subsequently developed septicaemia.

The 108 page report into the incident – finds there were 3 main factors which led to her death.

There was inadequate assessment and monitoring, a failure to offer all options including a termination, and a non adherence to clincial guidelines on sepsis.

The inquiry team is making six recommendations – including the introduction of an early warning chart system and guidelines and further education to improve the level of care – along with legal clarity.

The HSE and UCHG say they apologise unreservedly to Savita’s husband Praveen Halappanavar for the tragic and untimely death of his wife.

 

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Galway City Councillors Give Green Light To Trial Cycle-way in Salthill.

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Galway City Councillors have voted to proceed with a trial cycle-way in Salthill.

4 local cycling groups had called on councillors to support their bid to bring a two-way cycle-way from Grattan Road to Knocknacarra Road running along the Prom.

17 out of the 18 city councillors supported the motion by Mayor Collette Connolly at this afternoon’s city council meeting.

The plan had raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of over 200 car parking spaces.

Campaign groups say the infrastructure should be trialed for six months to determine its viability.

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City Councillors to vote on controversial plan for Salthill Prom cycle-way

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Galway city councillors will vote this afternoon on controversial proposals to bring a temporary cycle-way to Salthill

Galway Cycling campaign, Galway Urban Greenway Alliance, Knocknacarra Bike Bus and East of the Corrib Bike Bus are calling on councillors to support their bid to bring a two-way cycle-way from Grattan Road to Knocknacarra Road running along the Prom.

The campaign groups say the infrastructure should be trialed for six months to determine its viability.

The plan has raised concerns over the impact on local business with the feared loss of over 200 car parking spaces.

City councillors are set to vote on the proposal at a meeting this afternoon.

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Hopes new action plan could create hundreds of jobs in Galway Gaeltacht village

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: It’s hoped up to 300 new jobs could be brought to a Galway Gaeltacht village with the implementation of a new action plan.

The plan for An Cheathrú Rua as a place to live, work and visit was revealed earlier today by Comharchumann Mhic Dara in association with Údarás na Gaeltachta.

Areas to target in the plan include language and culture, tourism, enterprise, the arts as well as services and infrastructure and marketing.

As part of the plan a new study has found that more than 300 new sustainable jobs could be created if this plan is developed successfully over five years.

Seán Ó Domhnaill, Manager of Comharchumann Mhic Dara says the plan includes the input of local business people, members of the local community and various local and State organisations.

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