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Survivor of rape tells her story of recovery

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Galway Rape Crisis Centre is celebrating 30 years of providing free, confidential support to victims of rape and sexual abuse.
As part of the celebrations, the centre has organised a walk called ‘The Longest Day’ to remember and stand in solidarity with survivors of these crimes.
The walk will begin at the Spanish Arch on Saturday at 11am.
If you’re interested in taking part, you can find all the details online at www.GalwayRCC.org
Participants will walk to Blackrock where they will throw flowers in the water to symbolise the strenght of victims and survivors.
The aim is to give victims a promise of hope and light in their hour of darkness, and help them embark on their journey of recovery.
On FYI Galway from 5 GRCC member Aoife Ní Laoi and former service-user Trish Kelly tells her story.

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1154 New Cases Of Covid 19 Confirmed

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 1,154 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

As of 8am today, 297 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 63 are in ICU. 

The five-day moving average is 1,327.  

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Water Treatment Plants Across Galway To Be Audited As Part of Nationwide Inspection

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Every water treatment plant in Galway and across the country is to be audited after unsafe drinking water entered the supply in the South East last month.

52 people became ill after drinking contaminated water that came from a plant in Gorey, Co Wexford, while a plant in Ballymore Eustace, which services part of Dublin, produced unsafe water for 10 hours one day last month.

An Forum Uisce says Irish Water’s delays in informing the EPA and HSE are unacceptable and clearly put the public at risk.

The Minister with responsibility for Irish Water Daragh O’Brien says the audits will start today.

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More Community Care Leads to Decrease In Waiting Times For Galway Heart Patients

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From the Galway Bay FM Newsroom: Increased community-based care has led to shorter waiting times for cardiac appointments in Galway.

The Saolta Hospital Group says waiting lists for appointments have reduced from 6 months to 6 weeks.

In the past 7 months, more than 1-thousand people have undergone diagnostic tests through community-based services Galway University Hospitals are running with Primary Care Centres in Tuam, Gort, Claremorris and Galway City.

The new care model is also reported to be reducing pressure on hospital services such as in Outpatient and Emergency Departments.

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