Galway Bay fm newsroom – Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has vowed to do everything in his power to ensure that nothing delays the deliver of a new emergency department at UHG.
Leo Varadkar has officially opened the new 75 bed ward block at UHG this afternoon – the facility has been in operation for some time, but has not added to bed capacity at the beleaguered hospital.
Yesterday, UHG nurses recorded an all-time high of 58 patients on trolleys at the emergency unit.
Addressing the event at UHG’s nurses’ home, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar acknowledged the pressures facing staff, and said he’ll do all he can to make sure a new unit is delivered as quickly as possible.
This afternoon, Leo Varadkar is attending an Ireland 2040 event at NUI Galway where he’ll outline how Galway is set to benefit from government investment over the lifetime of the 2040 plan.
He’s also due to meet with the Galway 2020 team.
Tune in at 3 for more on the Taoiseach’s visit to Galway….
Several million in funding for East Galway under ‘Just Transition’ fund
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Several million euro has been awarded to projects in East Galway under the Government’s Just Transition Fund, which has been approved today.
The awards are part of a national pot worth €28m, designed to assist communities transitioning out of peat harvesting.
Projects that will directly benefit East Galway include the Ballyforan Greenway Loop, which has received almost €1m.
While half a million euro has been allocated to the Pulse Hub in Ballinasloe.
East Galway will also benefit from a large number of well-funded initiatives that are not county specific, but will benefit the area.
These include the Shannonbridge Action Group, which is to receive €400 thousand for the implementation of a strategic area response plan.
Galway East Fianna Fail Junior Minister Anne Rabbitte says all of the projects will create green and sustainable employment opportunities.
6 further deaths nationally from COVID-19, 226 new cases, 6 in Galway
Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19.
There has been a total of 2,028 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.
As of midnight Monday 23rd November, the HPSC has been notified of 226 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 70,930 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.
Of the cases notified today;
- 115 are men / 109 are women
- 56% are under 45 years of age
- The median age is 42 years old
- 64 in Dublin, 41 in Donegal, 23 in Tipperary, 13 in Limerick, 12 in Louth, 12 in Wicklow, and the remaining 61 in 16 other counties.
As of 2pm today 292 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 36 are in ICU. 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.
The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.
Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 23 November 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)
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Galway’s “Cloud” crowned Ireland’s Puppy of the Year 2020
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway lurcher has seen off competition from hundreds of dogs nationwide to be crowned Ireland’s Puppy of the Year 2020.
“Cloud”, a greengrass lurcher, is 4 months old and has the appearance of a miniature Irish Wolfhound.
She’ll now become the face of national pet-retailer Petmania for the upcoming year, and has claimed prizes worth over €1,500.
Judges commended her beautiful merle coat and amazing unique eyes, as well as her “rascal” personality.
Cloud’s owner, Aine Ni Fhaoláin, says Cloud’s special talents include playing fetch, belly rubs, and eating everything she can get her paws on.