Review to be carried out at UHG after a dozen staff contracted TB
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A review is to be carried out into an incident at University Hospital Galway, which saw over a dozen staff members contract TB.
The matter was raised in the Dáil by Deputy Catherine Connolly, who cited the admittance of a patient with a history of the disease earlier this year.
She claimed that despite this history, the patient was not properly isolated and as a result over a dozen staff contracted latent TB
Latent TB may not cause illness and is not infectious – but the bacteria remains in the body forever and increases risk of developing TB later in life.
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UHG chef named Aramark’s Healthcare Chef of the Year
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Chef at University Hospital Galway, Pat Mills, has been named Aramark’s Healthcare Chef of the Year 2023.
This year’s contest saw seven talented chefs competing against each other to be crowned Aramark Healthcare Chef of the Year 2023.
The competition required the chefs to prepare, cook and present two portions of a main course dish in sixty minutes.
This year, 75% of the dish needed to be entirely plant-based, with a focus on Irish seasonal fruit and vegetables.
The winning dish, created by Pat, was vegan scallops with courgette and basil purée, confit tomato, and stuffed courgette with roasted aubergine and olive crumb.
Additional night-time water supply restrictions across a number of Galway supplies
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Night-time water supply restrictions are being increased across a number of Galway supplies and will remain in place for the coming days
To help manage water levels in this dry spell, the restrictions will be in place nightly starting tonight, and will cover 11pm to 7am
The areas impacted include Tully, Letterfrack, Carna Kilkieran, Carraroe, Inis Oirr, Rosmuc, Ballinalsoe, Mid Galway and surrounding areas.
It can take two to three hours following low pressure for normal supply to be fully restored to all areas as water refills the network.
Meanwhile, residents and businesses in Letterfrack, Tully and surrounding areas and also the Mid Galway Public water Supply taking in Killimordaly, Kiltullagh and surrounding areas, are being advised that they will have no water from 10 tonight until 7 tomorrow morning
Uisce Eireann is asking communities across Galway to be mindful of their water usage as increased domestic and commercial demand is being exacerbated by the warm weather conditions.
Galway hospitals to hold info meeting in the city this week
Galway Bay Fm Newsroom – A free information meeting on stoma care is taking place in Galway city tomorrow evening
There will be information talks on diet and nutrition, health and wellbeing and improving quality of life for people living with a stoma.
People will also have the opportunity to speak to specialists from UHG and Portiuncula Hospital, along with storma patients who will share their experiences.
The free event entitled ‘A stoma in your life’ will take place in the Clayton Hotel Galway from 5 to 9pm tomorrow