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# portiuncula-hospital - Friday 16 August, 2013

Patients at risk at ‘unclean’ Waterford Regional Hospital by lack of hand washing

Waterford was not alone in criticism as HIQA also released reports for St Michael’s Hospital, Portiuncula Hospital, Louth County Hospital and Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan.

# portiuncula-hospital - Friday 15 February, 2013

Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car in Galway

The incident happened last night in Loughrea. Gardaí are investigating.

# portiuncula-hospital - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Elderly woman dies in Roscommon road crash

The 83-year-old woman’s car hit a wall at Carrowphadeen just before 5pm yesterday evening.

# portiuncula-hospital - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Man arrested over aggravated burglary in Galway

A raider broke into an elderly man’s home, assaulted him, and then attempted to force him to withdraw cash from an ATM.

# portiuncula-hospital - Tuesday 17 August, 2010

OVER TWO THOUSAND people formed a human chain around Portiuncula Hospital this afternoon in a public protest against any proposals to downgrade the services operated at the hospital.

The protest is the latest in a series of demonstrations against any downgrade, and was organised after protestors claimed the hospital was under “serious threat” from the ongoing shortage of public funds.

The 197-bed hospital, serving both south Roscommon and east Galway, is expected to run a deficit of between €5m and €7m in 2010.

The demonstrators included hospital staff and former patients as well as members of community groups and hospital staff, of which there are 650.

Staff unions told RTÉ that there was a “serious and ongoing threat” to the future viability of the hospital, with Action Committee Chairman Padraig Mulligan saying that removing €7m from the hospital’s annual funding of about €50m would have massive impact on patient care.

Protestors told Galway Bay FM that the human chain was intended to send a message to the government that they would have to deal with significant local hostility if they intended to proceeds with spending cuts at the facility.

The Health Service Executive (HSE), however, has said there is “absolutely no hidden plan” to downgrade the hospital or cut services at either Portiuncula or the neighbouring Roscommon County Hospital.

8,000 people held a demonstration on the streets in Roscommon town on Saturday in protest at what they maintained were plans to downgrade the latter hospital.