The husband of Savita Halappanavar will today be given a draft report of the investigation into his wife’s death at University Hospital Galway last year.
Praveen Halappanavar will also be invited to make contributions and seek adjustments if he sees fit.
Savita Halappanavar was 17 weeks pregnant when she was admitted to University Hospital Galway on October 21st 2012
The 31-year-old Indian woman suffered a miscarriage and died from suspected blood poisoning a week later.
Her husband insists she was denied a termination after learning she was miscarrying.
The HSE inquiry set up in the wake of her death was tasked with identifying any shortcomings in her care.
And yesterday, the Health Minister confirmed that Praveen Halappanavar will be given a draft report of that report.
James Reilly insists he has yet to see the draft report but says it will be brought to Cabinet once Praveen has had a chance to go through it.
Pieta to hire more therapists for city and Tuam services
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Suicide and self-harm prevention charity Pieta has announced it is to recruit additional therapists for its services in Galway and the wider western region.
Pieta currently employs more than 200 qualified therapists and support staff across 20 locations nationwide.
A recruitment drive is now underway to hire additional therapists at its centres in the city, Tuam and Ballina.
Pieta says it’s seen a 30 percent increase in calls and texts overall, which shows that its services are needed now more than ever.
1,325 new cases of Covid-19 reported nationally
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Department of Health has been notified of 1,352 cases of Covid-19 this afternoon.
The figure is a increase of 254 on yesterday’s figure.
There are currently 177 Covid-19 patients in hospital – of which 27 are in ICU.
Meanwhile, over 70 per cent of the Irish adult population is now fully vaccinated.
18,000 people have been vaccinated so far this weekend in 26 walk-in vaccination centres across the country.
Saolta announces changes to visiting times at UHG and Merlin Park
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Saolta has announced changes to visiting times at UHG and Merlin Park Hospital.
From Tuesday, both hospitals will facilitate one visitor per patient each day between 6pm and 8pm.
Previously, there was a one-hour visiting time in the afternoon and another one-hour visiting period in the evening.
However, the afternoon visiting time resulted in long queues, while there was also heavy footfall of people attending outpatient and other clinics.
Saolta says in order to manage the volume of people and maintain social distancing, it is changing to the new two-hour visiting time from Tuesday.
Visits must be arranged by family members or visitors in advance by contacting the relevant ward or unit.