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Report on St Brigid’s in Ballinasloe shows agreement on future of site

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new report on potential uses for St. Brigid’s Campus in Ballinasloe has highlighted a ‘very clear’ consensus on it’s future.
That’s according to Galway-Roscommon Minister Denis Naughten, who’s been overseeing a consultation project on the future of the site.
A report has now been published, which outlines an overall consensus for a multi-use space that would draw on the mental health history of the site.
This could involve the creation of a museum and heritage site which would incorporate features such as training facilities and commercial space.
It follows a high-level meeting last month which brought together local stakeholders and representatives from state agencies.
The backbone of the project is an online survey carried out earlier this year – which drew over 600 responses from members of the public.
Independent Minister Naughten says the next step will be promoting the vision for the site – and looking towards a feasability study.

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Portiuncula Hospital appoints Bereavement Support Midwife

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe has appointed Leanne Norton as a Beravement Support Midwife for the hospital.

Ms Norton has previously dealt with bereavement through midwifery experience gained in The Rotunda Hospital in Dublin and Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar.

The role will see her care for, and support, women, and families dealing with loss of pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death.

Leanne said she feels privileged to take on the role, and to provide compassionate, individualised, and culturally sensitive support to patients and their families.

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Works on Athenry sewer network worth €13m to begin in March

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Works to provide an upgrade to the sewer network in Athenry are to begin in March.

The €13m scheme will reduce the risk of sewer flooding and address the discharge of non-compliant sewer overflows in the River Clarin.

The project is to be carried out by Coffey Construction and is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.

Eunan Canavan, Wastewater Regional Delivery Lead, explains how this could lead to population growth in the town,

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Teddy Bear Hospital at University of Galway wraps up after busy two days

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Teddy Bear Hospital wrapped up today at the University of Galway after a busy two days.

Children from schools across Galway, from the city to Tuam, Mountbellew and beyond, brought their teddies to the hospital.

The university’s Sláinte Society set up pharmacy, X-ray and surgery stations at the Bailey Allen Hall on campus.

The aim of the event is to familiarise children with a hospital environment to reduce their fear of it.

Pupils explained to our reporters Sarah Slevin and Rachel Timoney why their teddies were attending the hospital today:

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