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WOMAN TO SUE GALWAY HOSPITAL IN ALLEGED SEPSIS CASE

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A WOMAN is to sue University Hospital, Galway alleging it failed to recognise she had sepsis after giving birth, causing her permananet injuries.

The case is set for hearing at the High Court from June 11th according to “The Sunday Times”.

The report claims the court could examine whether the hospital took steps to improve staff’s ability to recognise maternal sepsis, a life-threatening bacterial infection, between late 2009 and October 2012 when Savita Halappanaver  died there.

In this case the woman gave birth in UHG in late 2009 and was later discharged.

She returned feeling unwell but some medical staff believed she might be suffering from post-natal depression.

According to the report four days after giving birth the woman was treated with antibiotics but by then was fast approaching multi-organ failure.

Even though her life was saved, the infection affected some of her digits and muscle mass on her feet and even after over 30 corrective procedures her mobility is still restricted.

The report also states that the HSE West has not commented on whether maternity medical staff had received any extra training to help them recognise the early onset of maternal sepsis.

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Water outage and road closure in Headford area due to burst water main

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – Residents and businesses in surrounding areas of Headford will be without a supply of water from now until 5 tomorrow evening (sat)

This is due to a burst watermain between Carheens and Caltra Cross.

The areas affected include Kilconly GWS, Ratesh, Shrule, Liss, Logawannia, Rockwood, Shrule Road Headford, Bally Fruit GWS, Cloghanower GWS and Keekill GWS.

Headford Town will continue to have water.

Also, the road between Carheens and Caltra Cross will have to be closed for a period of time between 8 tomorrow morning and 5 tomorrow evening to allow for the repairs.

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15 new COVID-19 cases in Galway, 265 nationally, and 6 further deaths

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 6 additional deaths related to COVID-19.

There has now been a total of 2,086 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Thursday 3rd December, the HPSC has been notified of 265* confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 73,491** confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. 

Of the cases notified today:

  • 133 are men / 131 are women
  • 66% are under 45 years of age
  • The median age is 33 years old
  • 84 in Dublin, 28 in Louth, 27 in Limerick, 19 in Donegal, 15 in Wicklow, 15 in Galway and the remaining 77 cases are spread across 18 other counties. 

As of 2pm today, 232 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 27 are in ICU. 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “We are now entering an important phase in our collective efforts to suppress spread of the virus. We have made significant progress and reduced transmission in our homes and communities, but it will take a consistent individual effort from everyone to keep up that momentum in coming weeks.

“The recent stabilisation in cases that we have experienced is fragile, but it is within our grasp to maximise our protection against the spread of COVID-19. I urge you to use the public health advice on regular handwashing, social distancing and wearing of face coverings to safeguard you and your family from the devastating impact this virus can have, especially on our most vulnerable people.”

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said: “If you are heading out this weekend, please make every effort to keep safe. Plan ahead, meet outside where possible and keep your contacts to a minimum. Avoid crowded or poorly ventilated spaces and leave if your environment doesn’t feel safe.”

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

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* A technical issue that delayed uploading of laboratory results to the HPSC has been resolved. It led to a reduced number of cases reported in recent days. The reporting will be reflected in a higher number of cases tomorrow. There has been no impact on the management of cases or the timeliness of contact tracing.  Day on day variations such as these are taken into account in all epidemiological analyses.

**Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 2 confirmed cases. The figure of 73,491 confirmed cases reflects this.

Today’s cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 03 December 2020) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population)

CountyToday’s cases (to midnight 03Dec2020)14-Day incidence rate per 100,000 populationNew Cases during last 14 days
Ireland26578.33727
Donegal19211.1336
Louth28162.9210
Kilkenny5148.1147
Limerick27141.1275
Monaghan1011470
Wicklow15106151
Carlow<593.153
Longford<590.537
Dublin8489.41205
Mayo<582.8108
Tipperary1082.7132
Waterford<568.980
Cavan652.540
Roscommon051.133
Laois<549.642
Cork1249.4268
Galway1549.2127
Meath049.296
Kildare848.5108
Sligo<542.728
Clare<538.746
Offaly<537.229
Kerry<535.252
Westmeath<525.923
Wexford<518.728
Leitrim<59.43

Ireland’s current 7-Day incidence rate per 100,000 population is 38.2.

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A slice of Galway goes to 48 countries

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Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Dough Bros in Galway have today shipped their DIY Gourmet Pizza Kits to 48 countries

The areas covered are every country in mainland Europe, Israel, Russia and Khazakstan

It’s for the DHL European management’s Virtual Christmas Party

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