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# galway-university-hospital - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Patient diagnosed with tuberculosis in University Hospital Galway TB

Patient diagnosed with tuberculosis in University Hospital Galway

Everyone who came into contact with the patient has been offered screening for TB.

# galway-university-hospital - Friday 3 February, 2017

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.

# galway-university-hospital - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

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.

# galway-university-hospital - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

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.

# galway-university-hospital - Monday 23 February, 2015

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.

# galway-university-hospital - Monday 5 January, 2015

Man arrested over shooting in Donegal village

The incident happened at around 10.30am on Saturday morning.

# galway-university-hospital - Friday 14 November, 2014

Two men die in separate workplace accidents

Both incidents took place early this morning, one in Wexford and one in Roscommon.

# galway-university-hospital - Friday 8 August, 2014

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”.

# galway-university-hospital - Thursday 7 August, 2014

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-university-hospital - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Galway psychiatric unit "an accident waiting to happen" Mental Health This post contains videos

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 - Friday 13 June, 2014

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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.

# galway-university-hospital - Thursday 10 October, 2013

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’.

# galway-university-hospital - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Praveen Halappanavar receiving 'abusive letters from campaigners'

Meanwhile, Savita Halappanavar’s family have taken legal proceedings against the HSE for alleged negligence.

# galway-university-hospital - Friday 31 May, 2013

Man sustains serious head injuries in Galway assault

The 41-year-old remains in critical condition today at Galway University Hospital.

# galway-university-hospital - Monday 20 May, 2013

Man (24) dies in Galway road collision

The man was the only occupant of a car that collided with a traffic island at Knockdoe.

# galway-university-hospital - Friday 19 April, 2013

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.

# galway-university-hospital - Friday 29 March, 2013

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.

# galway-university-hospital - Thursday 14 February, 2013

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.

# galway-university-hospital - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Man hospitalised after altercation in Galway

Gardaí say they are investigating an altercation that occurred at Rossaviel Pier at 4am.

# galway-university-hospital - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Report: Medical records show Savita Halappanavar requested a termination

Her request was noted in the records of the consultant obstetrician who treated her.

# galway-university-hospital - Saturday 8 December, 2012

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.

# galway-university-hospital - Friday 23 November, 2012

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.

# galway-university-hospital - Thursday 22 November, 2012

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.

# galway-university-hospital - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

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.

# galway-university-hospital - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

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.

# galway-university-hospital - Thursday 15 November, 2012

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.

# galway-university-hospital - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

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.

# galway-university-hospital - Thursday 19 July, 2012

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.

# galway-university-hospital - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

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.

# galway-university-hospital - Saturday 28 January, 2012

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.

# galway-university-hospital - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

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.

# galway-university-hospital - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

Elderly patients forced to ‘wait on floor’ at Galway hospital

Labour TD to meet University Hospital Galway chief today to discuss overcrowding complaints at emergency department.

# galway-university-hospital - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

More than 100 HSE staff off sick every day - at just one hospital

Absenteeism rates are around twice the national average among nurses at several units, HSE figures show.