Galway Bay fm newsroom- The Saolta Hospital Group – which governs UHG, Merlin Park and Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe – has published a new 5 year strategy.
The strategy, which will run until 2023, outlines the development and delivery of services based around a number of key themes.
The Saolta Hospital Group comprises Galway University Hospitals, Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, and Letterkenny, Sligo, Mayo and Roscommon University Hospitals.
The new strategy aims to chart the development of services at these hospitals over the next 5 years – with a focus on themes including Quality and Patient Safety, eHealth and Infrastructure, Skilled Caring Staff and Patient Access.
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Gardaí request motorists to avoid M6 westbound junction near Athenry
Gardaí and emergency services at scene of three vehicle collision at M6 Athenry junction
Galway Bay FM Newsroom- Gardaí and emergency services are at the scene of a traffic collision on the M6 Galway Dublin motorway, close to the Athenry junction.
It’s understood three vehicles were involved in the collision which occurred shortly after 2pm .
The road is closed with local diversions in place to facilitate access for the emergency services.
HSE reverses decision to outsource catering facilities at St Francis Home in Newcastle
Galway Bay Fm Newsroom- The HSE has reversed its decision to outsource catering facilities at St. Francis Home in Newcastle to a private company.
Deputy Catherine Connolly says the decision was initially taken as the space was needed to facilitate additional staff in primary care.
She argues the decision to close an essential and award-winning service to solve an accommodation problem would be completely unacceptable.
Deputy Connolly cites the long history of the centre providing high-quality meals to those attending the daycare centre, as well as the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service at Merlin Park.
The HSE has now confirmed the catering service will remain in-house, though it will now operate from a site in Merlin Park.
Speaking to Galway Talks, Galway West Deputy Connolly says it’s a vital service and we cannot afford to lose it.