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# Galway University Hospital

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University Hospital Galway warn of 'severe' overcrowding a week after CMO alerted Donnelly
“This level of overcrowding in Galway and across the country in the middle of July is not normal,” the INMO said.
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15% of staff at St James' Hospital in Dublin have Covid-19 antibodies
A total of 64% of 6,000 healthcare workers from the two hospitals participated in the study.
Covid-19 vaccine rollout begins today at four Irish hospitals
A 79-year-old patient named Annie will be the first person to receive the vaccine.
The first doses will be delivered to four hospitals around the country at lunchtime.
A 79-year-old patient named Annie will be the first person to receive the vaccine.
In the initial rollout phase, half of the doses will be held back until there is regularity of supply.
Opinion: 'We have to act now before our genetic code falls into private hands to be used for profit'
Solicitor Simon McGarr also explains how Genomics Medicine Ireland did not meet the informed consent requirements for a Galway study.
Patient diagnosed with tuberculosis in University Hospital Galway
Everyone who came into contact with the patient has been offered screening for TB.
An 'appalling' 2,876 surgeries were cancelled last month
In January, 467 surgeries were cancelled at Galway University Hospital alone – most were cancelled by patients.
Nurses threaten strike action as Galway mental health staff refuse to work over safety concerns
The INMO’s announcement comes on foot of an incident at the mental health unit of University Hospital Galway on Friday.
After 36 assaults, staff at Galway psychiatric unit start industrial action
It follows an unscheduled action by staff – who walked off the job last month.
Doctor denies sterilising woman without her permission
Dr Declan Egan, a consultant at Galway University Hospital, said that the actions he carried out were reversible.
Man arrested over shooting in Donegal village
The incident happened at around 10.30am on Saturday morning.
Two men die in separate workplace accidents
Both incidents took place early this morning, one in Wexford and one in Roscommon.
Galway mental health unit used new observation area 'as office space'
HSE has responded saying that the new unit has not been comissioned for use, but this is being examined “in the context of new staff being employed”.
Woman killed and six people injured in crash in Galway
Six people – including three children – were taken to hospital to be treated for their injuries.
Galway psychiatric unit "an accident waiting to happen"
TD Denis Naughten hit out at James Reilly today but the Health Minister said problems outlined in a recent audit are already being addressed.
Galway University Hospital uses collection agency to collect €150,000 in patient debt
A spokesperson for the West/North West Hospitals Group said the figure relates to patient debt at University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital.
Gilmore promises HIQA report will be implemented in full
The Tánaiste said that the report into the death of Savita Halappanavar raised fundemental questions about whether ‘there somebody not doing their job or not’.
Praveen Halappanavar receiving 'abusive letters from campaigners'
Meanwhile, Savita Halappanavar’s family have taken legal proceedings against the HSE for alleged negligence.
Man sustains serious head injuries in Galway assault
The 41-year-old remains in critical condition today at Galway University Hospital.
Man (24) dies in Galway road collision
The man was the only occupant of a car that collided with a traffic island at Knockdoe.
Savita inquest reaction: 'She was sadly let down by the healthcare system'
There has been mixed reaction to the verdict in the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar with groups campaigning on the abortion issue quick to issue statements this evening.
Verdict due on Savita wedding anniversary
Arriving at the inquest today, the woman’s husband said he hoped something good would come of the inquest.
Praveen Halappanavar’s solicitor receives draft report on Savita death
Praveen Halappanavar will now be given the opportunity to offer feedback on the report before it is officially published.
Savita's husband and family 'very upset' after leaked report
The lawyer for Praveen Halappanavar said the leaked report had appeared to confirm what his client had said from the outset.
Man hospitalised after altercation in Galway
Gardaí say they are investigating an altercation that occurred at Rossaviel Pier at 4am.
Report: Medical records show Savita Halappanavar requested a termination
Her request was noted in the records of the consultant obstetrician who treated her.
Two arrests and appeal for witnesses over crashed 'blue Volvo car'
Two or three people left the scene of a crash in Galway on Thursday night, Gardaí say.
Savita death: James Reilly to “reflect” on meeting with Praveen Halappanavar
The Health Minister has met with the husband of the woman who died in controversial circumstances at Galway University Hospital last month at a hotel in Galway today.
HIQA board to decide if it will investigate Savita death today
The board of the health watchdog meets today to consider a request to hold a statutory investigation into the woman’s death at a Galway hospital last month.
Deadline for HSE response to HIQA over Savita death today
The health watchdog has sought assurances about the safety of maternity care at the Galway hospital where Savita Halappanavar died last month.
Minister Reilly "quite happy" for HSE inquiry into Savita death to continue
The Minister for Health made the comment despite admitting that the inquiry would not “have the completeness of information without Mr Halappanavar’s input”.
Savita's husband will not speak to expert heading HSE inquiry
The solicitor for Praveen Halappanavar has reiterated that his client will not cooperate with the inquiry into his wife’s controversial death and said there must be a public inquiry.
Reilly: Savita inquiry must be expedited to ensure no risk remains at GUH
The Minister for Health has dismissed suggestions of a public inquiry into the 31-year-old woman’s death, saying it would take “an awful lot longer” to conduct such an investigation.
HSE says independent expert to be part of investigation into Savita death
The death of Savita Halappanavar has sparked an outcry and led to calls for abortion legislation in Ireland.
Savita: Abortion report completed as FF calls for independent inquiry
The Minister for Health has received the report of the expert group on abortion, the Taoiseach confirmed today, as Fianna Fáil called for an independent inquiry into the death of a woman at Galway University Hospital.
Ambulance service defends actions after teen's death in two-hour journey
The National Ambulance Service says it followed all correct protocols, and says the shortest route isn’t always the best one.
'People are dying' - pleas for a basic emergency service in Roscommon after death of teen
Roscommon Hospital Action Committee has said that there are people dying because of the decision to remove emergency services from the hospital.
Man dies after fall on ferry in Aran Islands
The man died from injuries sustained in a fall on a ferry he was working on over the weekend.
19-year-old woman killed in Galway road accident
Two other people were injured in the single vehicle road traffic collision in Galway city early this morning.
Column: ‘The system is sick’ – inside a hospital emergency department
Dozens of patients on trolleys and a handful of nurses struggling to keep up – emergency department nurse Anne Burke tells about a system in crisis.