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SENIOR HOUSE OFFICER IN OBSTETRICS ADDRESSES SAVITA INQUEST

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Date Published: 09-Apr-2013

Dr. Ikechukwu Uzockwu is now giving statement evidence at the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar.

The Senior House Officer at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology unit in UHG was on call on Tuesday October 23rd .

He says at 1am on the Wednesday morning, he went to the ward to review Savita and was informed she was asleep and clinically stable.

He returned at around 6.30 Wednesday morning when he reviewed Savita and formed the opinion that she may have sepsis.

He then informed the specialist registrar on call Dr. Sarah Campbell of his findings and management.

Coroner Dr. Ciaran MacLoughlin asked if Dr. Campbell had come to review the case after this alert and ordered a statement from Dr. Campbell as to what she understood by this call.

Praveen’s Barrister raised questions on Savita’s state on Tuesday evening 23rd October and read from a statement yet to be heard from witness midwife Ann Maria Burke.

It read that she had made the Senior House Officer aware of the elevated pulse on Tuesday after a student midwife reported a pulse rate of 110.

However he argues that he wasn’t told the heart rate was elevated at the time.

Witness evidence is now being heard from Miriam Dunleavy, staff midwife at UHG.

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Galway County VEC Chief takes High Court case

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

The High Court is hearing arguments from the state in an action brought by two VEC bosses who are challenging the loss of an annual allowance worth 12 and a half thousand euro.

Former president of the GAA Joe McDonagh who’s the CEO of County Galway VEC and Dr Katie Sweeney, CEO of Mayo VEC, say a special Transport Liaison Officers Allowance should not have been cut, even though that part of their role no longer operates.

Lawyers for the Department of Education deny the allowance is part of their pay.

The case is in the context of planned changes within the VEC system under the Croke Park agreement.

 

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Planning go ahead for community facility in Doughiska

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

A hotel in the city is to be changed into a community facility.

Planning permission has been granted to DRA Community Development Company Limited to redevelop the ‘Racing Lodge Hotel’ in Doughiska.

It’s planned to use the building for community, educational and pastoral use.

Planners have attached 4 conditions to the development, including the stipulation that all uses at the building be on a not-for-profit basis.

 

 

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Galway call for Transport Minister to intervene in bus strike

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

City Councillor Michael Crowe is calling on the Transport Minister Leo Vradkar to urgently intervene to end strike action by Bus Eireann in Galway.

Major travel disruption is expected in Galway and nationwide as the national strike enters its second day.

Bus drivers are protesting against five million euro worth of cuts to their overtime and premium pay – which Bus Eireann says are vital to ensure the future viability of the company.

Up to 20 Bus Éireann drivers are continuing their picket outside the bus depot at the docks in the city.

It’s understood up to 80 Galway workers took part in the picket on rotational rosters yesterday.

Speaking on Galway Talks, City Cllr Michael Crowe said Minister Vradkar needs to take urgent action to intervene so that transport services can be restored.

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