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ED is bursting at the seams

The emergency department at University Hospital Galway is bursting at the seams, with health chiefs moving to cancel ...

Hospitals’ €3.5 million profit from patient parking

The HSE took in over €3.5 million from car parking charges at UHG and Portiuncula over the past four years. Figure...

New ED hits yet another stumbling block

Health chiefs have conceded that a new emergency department for Galway has hit another delay, despite the existing fa...

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Sick pensioners left to wait on trolleys for hours

Almost 55% of patients aged seventy and over who attended the Emergency Department of University Hospital Galway last year waited on trolleys for m...

Galway’s hospital waiting lists worst in country

Outpatient waiting lists at UHG and Merlin Park were the worst of all the public hospitals in the country again last year. New figures show that...

UHG imposes restrictions on foot of Covid outbreak

Visiting restrictions remain in place at University Hospital Galway (UHG) as a result of a Covid-19 outbreak on multiple wards. A spokesperson f...

Galway’s public hospitals owed €49m in uncollected fees

Three public hospitals in Galway are owed more than €49 million by patients and insurers for unpaid fees – including unpaid Emergency Department ch...

Nurses call in Chief Fire Officer on ED overcrowding

The nurses’ union has formally urged the Chief Fire Officer to investigate 17 alleged breaches of the fire regulations as a result of chronic overc...

Ten patients a day give up on ED without being seen

More than ten patients a day left the Emergency Department of University Hospital Galway last year without being seen or screened. Saolta Univer...


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