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TRADE UNION IMPACT QUESTIONS MOVE TO PRIVITISE MANAGEMENT OF UHG

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 18-Oct-2011

Trade Union IMPACT has questioned the process of recruiting a new private management team at University Hospital Galway.

The union, which represents HSE staff, says it’s seeking clarification on whether the process is an attempt to bypass the HSE moratorium and public service pay guides.

The process to upskill management at University Hospital Galway is expected to start next month and take up to 15 months.

Five private companies are competing for the position which aims to improve overall management at hospitals across the HSE west region.

The successful team, to be announced in the coming days, will put new procedures in place to help tackle problems at UHG such as overcrowding at A and E.

According to the Department of Health, such a scheme has already been tried in Tallaght and had a positive impact in reducing patient numbers on trollies.

Minister James Reilly explained this new team will improve overall management at hopsitals, including UHG

The most recent HSE healthstats revealed UHG is officially the worst performing hospital in the country.

 

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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.

The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.

Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.

Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.

He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.

It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.

The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.

The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.

The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.

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