Visiting restrictions at University Hospital Galway remain in place this weekend as management work to contain the spread of the winter vomiting virus.
The hospital is urging members of the public not to bring children to the facility and to strictly adhere to visiting restrictions and hygiene guidelines.
General Manager at GUH Ann Cosgrove told Galway Bay fm news that the hospital is under tremendous pressure and cannot afford to lose beds due to virus outbreaks.
She adds that there is a lot of unnecessary traffic through the hospital and members of the public are urged not to visit if they are ill themselves or have been ill recently.
The HSE West says all appropriate infection control measures are being taken to deal with the situation.
Over €4m awarded to Galway science research projects
Over four million euro has been awarded to four Galway-based science research projects.
Researchers from ATU Galway and University of Galway have benefitted from the funding announced by the Higher Education Minister.
Katie O’Dwyer of ATU Galway, and University of Galway’s Martin Nicholas Devaney and John Breslin are among the recipients.
While a collaboration between ATU Galway’s Conor Graham and University of Galway’s Liam Morrison has been awarded almost €1m.
Conor Graham explains their Trace-Fish project:
Recruitment underway of Director to oversee the excavation of remains at the Tuam Mother and Baby Home site
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Recruitment of the Director who will oversee the excavation of human remains at the site of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home is underway
The closing date for applications for the new role is 3pm on Thursday fortnight, December 15
The salary is expected to start at just over 102 thousand euro and may incrementally increase to just over 126 thousand in line with other Director roles in the public service.
The appointment is on a temporary fixed-term contract for a period of up to 2.5 years.
Legislation that will allow for the excavation of the site in Tuam passed through the Oireachtas earlier this year.
Project led by Galway researcher could help stop spread of cancer
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway-based researcher is working on a project that could help prevent the spread of cancer.
Dr. Eoin McAvoy at University of Galway is investigating how cancer cells exploit gaps in blood vessels and travel to other parts of the body.
His study used advanced computer models and cell-based experiments to examine how these gaps could be prevented.
The research was carried out in collaboration with teams at MIT, the University of Pennsylvania, John’s Hopkins University, and University College London.
It’s hoped the research will help guide the development of drugs which could reduce the spread of cancer through these ‘leaky’ blood vessels.