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SENIOR HOUSE OFFICER IN OBSTETRICS ADDRESSES SAVITA INQUEST

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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 ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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Tuam awaits UK hay import as overnight rainfall adds to fodder crisis

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Tuam is now awaiting a third import of hay from the UK as overnight rainfall has increased pressure on farmers struggling to source fodder.

A total of ten loads are expected at Connacht Gold stores throughout the West with a load expected at the Airglooney outlet this evening or tomorrow.

Farmers throughout the county have been struggling to cope with the animal feed shortage and a below than normal grass growth due to unseasonal weather conditions.

Overnight rainfall in the Galway area has also added to the problem making ground conditions in many areas are quite poor.

Joe Waldron, Agricultual Advisor with Connacht Gold says farmers in short supply can contact the Airglooney outlet on 093 – 24101.

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Transport Minister urges end to Bus Eireann strike action

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 12-May-2013

The Transport Minister is urging drivers at Bus Éireann to engage in talks with management, in an effort to bring their strike action to an end.

There were no Bus Éireann services operating out of Galway today as a result of nationwide strike action by staff affiliated with the national bus and rail union.

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

Drivers from other unions have decided not to cross the picket line and go into work today – causing the disruption to be even worse.

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

The majority of services nationwide are disrupted, and the union say strike action will continue until management are willing to go back into negotiations.

However, it’s not expected to affect school services next week.

Galway bay fm news understands that around 70 percent, or over 100 Galway bus Eireann drivers are affiliated with the NBRU.

 

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