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West North West hospital group owed 10 million from insurers

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Galway bay fm newsroom -The West / North west hospital group is owed over 10 million euro from private health insurers- because consultants have not signed off on the claims.

The group includes Galway University Hospitals, Portiuncula Hospital, Letterkenny general, Sligo regional, Mayo general and Roscommon County Hospital.

CEO of the hospital group Bill Maher told this week’s meeting of the regional health forum west that one consultant has yet to sign off on claims of over a quarter of a million euro.

Meanwhile, a financial report distributed at the meeting estimates a year end deficit of the west north west hospital group of 24.3 million euro.

Chairperson of the HSE Regional Health Forum West, Pádraig Conneely, says co-operation by consultants could drastically reduce the group’s over-spend

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Plans to demolish nursing home in Barna to make way for housing turned down

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans to demolish a nursing home in Barna to make way for a housing development have been rejected.

The project, led by Tony O’Flaherty, would have seen 12 detached houses built at Truskey West.

It would have involved the demolition of the Villa Maria Nursing Home – to be replaced with houses arranged in one row of 7 units, and another of 5 units.

But county planners have turned down the application, finding it would be an over-development of the area.

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Boil Water Notice lifted for customers in Eyrecourt

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The Boil Water notice has been lifted for all affected customers in Eyrecourt supplied by Ballinasloe Public Water Supply

The HSE, Irish Water and the County Council have confirmed that the water is now safe to drink.

The notice was issued to 350 customers due to the low levels of chlorine and coliform bacteria detected in part of the supply network.

It was due to a section of old cast iron main that has now been replaced.

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Gaillimh le Gaeilge wins Irish language category at National Lottery Good Causes Awards

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Gaillimh le Gaeilge is celebrating its receipt of the Irish language accolade at the National Lottery Good Causes Awards.

The award recognises the efforts of the organisation to promote an Ghaeilge in Galway City as an economic resource.

The non-profit organisation will receive a €10,000 prize as category winners.

The judges said a great deal of the work carried out by Gaillimh le Gaeilge is to bring the love of the Irish language back to families, businesses and the city of Galway.

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