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Volunteers sought for Patient Council for West/North West Hospital Group

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Members of the public who wish to improve health services at Galway’s public hospitals are invited to apply for participation in a new Patient Council.

The volunteer based initiative is being spearheaded by the West/North West Hospital Group as part of a strategic plan for public and patient Involvement.

The aim of the Patient Council is to work closely with staff in the Hospital Group to improve the experience patients have when using services.

It’s being led by Colette Cowan, the Chief Director for Nursing and Midwifery for the Hospital Group who says it’s important that a patient first culture is developed throughout the group.

The Patient Council will assist management in assessing the current quality of service, review policies and procedures and support communication efforts to the wider population.

It will be composed of up to 10 members who will meet every two months to plan and agree improvements.

Management would particularly like to receive applications from people who have had direct contact with hospitals within the group as a patient or relative.

Anyone interested can call 091 544465 before the deadline on Friday 28th February.

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LISTEN: Gaillimh le Gaeilge On The Move

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Gearóidín Hynes who works with Gaillimh le Gaeilge in Galway City joined Barbara in studio and told our On The Move listeners about their latest online campaign and competition in association with GoBus.ie Take photos around the city of Irish language signage etc & use #NollaigShonaGaillimh

Also, they are compiling a list of businesses in Galway that can provide customers with service through Irish: https://gleg.ie/gaelphobal-chathair-na-gaillimhe-bearla/?lang=en

If you’d like to listen to Gearóidín on the show through Irish, you can listen back here: Cad ‘Déarfá le Gaillimh

If you have or know of anywhere with Irish language products, get in contact. We will cover this soon on the show.

On The Move weekdays 3pm-7pm with Barbara Nic Dhonnacha.

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New exhibition to represent female victims of domestic violence unveiled at ATU

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new art exhibition, to represent women who have been victims of domestic abuse, was unveiled today at ATU Wellpark Campus.

The piece was commissioned by COPE Galway, and completed by artist Maura Finnegan.

The arts consists of seven women’s faces and below each one is a QR code which will lead people to an online link to the women’s stories.

Rachel Timoney attended today’s event.

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The Indian Ambassador praises Galway during city visit

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From Galway Bay fm newsroom- The Indian Ambassador has expressed his admiration for Galway during his visit for Asia Business Week.

Ambassador Akhilesh Mishra kicked off the week with a talk at ATU Galway today.

The ambassador complimented what he called a ‘synergy’ between Ireland and India.

He also said it’s important for international engagement across the whole country:

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