Galway Bay fm newsroom – The planned primary care centre for Gort has advanced to the next stage of the HSE’s development process.
The HSE has confirmed a number of potentially suitable sites have been shortlisted.
The body will now issue a request for priced offers and technical submissions and it’s expected the process will commence by the end of next month.
Minister of State and Galway East TD Anne Rabbitte says it’s long sought after and very much needed in not just the town itself but for wider South Galway area.
Call for city council to urgently review Litter Management Plan
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway City Council is being urged to urgently review its Litter Management Plan after a survey found Salthill is considerably littered.
Councillor John Connolly is reacting to an IBAL costal litter survey which gave Salthill Beach, Dog’s Bay in Connemara and Loughrea Lake the second lowest designation for cleanliness.
He points out this is particularly disappointing given a previous survey two years ago recognised Salthill as being of an excellent standard.
He also further notes the latest survey recognised there was an increase in the number of clean beaches and harbours nationwide in the past two years.
Councillor Connolly says there needs to be an urgent review of the city’s Litter Management Plan given the downgrade in Salthill.
Additional funding for Galway roads under Local Improvement Scheme
Galway Bay fm newsroom – An additional 700 thousand euro has been allocated to rural roads across Galway under the Local Improvement Scheme for 2021.
The Local Improvement Scheme funds works on non-public roads that offer important connectivity in rural areas.
These could include access roads to agricultural land or roads leading to important community amenities such as graveyards, beaches, or piers.
The latest allocation brings the total funding to Galway County Council under the scheme to €1.6m for this year.
Senator Sean Kyne says LIS funding is hugely important and the additional funding will be put to good use.
1,015 new cases of Covid-19 nationwide
Statement from the National Public Health Emergency Team
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1,015* confirmed cases of COVID-19.
As of 8am today, 178 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 29 are in ICU.
Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “Public health doctors around the country are reporting that outbreaks are being notified to them that originated in symptomatic people attending workplaces, or eating out, or visiting friends. Please remember that you should stay at home if you have symptoms even if you are vaccinated, because you could still transmit COVID-19. Together as a country, we need to keep on top of all the positive behaviours that limit the spread of disease, and integral to this is staying at home if you have any cold or flu symptoms. Don’t drop your guard, because heading into work or meeting a friend while experiencing fever, cough, cold/flu symptoms, or loss of sense of smell/taste – that could be the beginning link that sets off a chain of transmission that leads to an outbreak in your community.
“The uplifting scenes we saw over the Bank Holiday weekend as thousands of our young people received their COVID-19 vaccines at the HSE’s walk-in vaccination centres were extremely encouraging.
“Young people have had an exceptionally difficult time throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Their willingness to come out to get vaccinated in droves is another example of the resilience they have shown throughout this challenging time. It is this same spirit of solidarity, commitment to keeping our whole community safe by getting vaccinated, and keeping to the basic safe measures such as staying at home if you feel unwell that will ultimately be our pathway out of this pandemic.”