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# galway-university-hospital - Thursday 21 January, 2021

15% of staff at St James' Hospital in Dublin have Covid-19 antibodies
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

15% of staff at St James' Hospital in Dublin have Covid-19 antibodies

Jan 21st 2021, 6:53 PM 22,160 Views 18 Comments

A total of 64% of 6,000 healthcare workers from the two hospitals participated in the study.

# galway-university-hospital - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Covid-19 vaccine rollout begins today at four Irish hospitals
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Covid-19 vaccine rollout begins today at four Irish hospitals

Dec 29th 2020, 9:01 AM 54,934 Views 90 Comments
  • 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.

# galway-university-hospital - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Opinion: 'We have to act now before our genetic code falls into private hands to be used for profit'
# Selling Our Genes
# Selling Our Genes

Opinion: 'We have to act now before our genetic code falls into private hands to be used for profit'

Mar 7th 2020, 7:27 PM 33,700 Views 37 Comments

Solicitor Simon McGarr also explains how Genomics Medicine Ireland did not meet the informed consent requirements for a Galway study.

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

Patient diagnosed with tuberculosis in University Hospital Galway
# TB
# TB

Patient diagnosed with tuberculosis in University Hospital Galway

Sep 14th 2017, 6:12 PM 20,291 Views 16 Comments

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
# Patient Cancellations
# Patient Cancellations

An 'appalling' 2,876 surgeries were cancelled last month

Feb 3rd 2017, 6:01 AM 8,524 Views 15 Comments

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
# Trouble Brewing
# Trouble Brewing

Nurses threaten strike action as Galway mental health staff refuse to work over safety concerns

Oct 7th 2015, 8:45 AM 14,419 Views 28 Comments

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
# Not Backing Down
# Not Backing Down

After 36 assaults, staff at Galway psychiatric unit start industrial action

May 26th 2015, 6:00 PM 16,112 Views 54 Comments

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
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

Doctor denies sterilising woman without her permission

Feb 23rd 2015, 4:41 PM 16,049 Views 0 Comments

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
# Milford
# Milford

Man arrested over shooting in Donegal village

Jan 5th 2015, 6:00 PM 23,072 Views 13 Comments

The incident happened at around 10.30am on Saturday morning.

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

Two men die in separate workplace accidents
# Investigation
# Investigation

Two men die in separate workplace accidents

Nov 14th 2014, 10:58 PM 34,881 Views 13 Comments

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'
# Resources
# Resources

Galway mental health unit used new observation area 'as office space'

Aug 8th 2014, 8:46 AM 8,365 Views 20 Comments

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
# Roads
# Roads

Woman killed and six people injured in crash in Galway

Aug 7th 2014, 5:57 PM 30,533 Views 8 Comments

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
# Mental Health

Galway psychiatric unit "an accident waiting to happen"

Jul 9th 2014, 10:41 PM 13,260 Views 10 Comments

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

Galway University Hospital uses collection agency to collect €150,000 in patient debt
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

Galway University Hospital uses collection agency to collect €150,000 in patient debt

Jun 13th 2014, 7:15 AM 7,774 Views 31 Comments

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
# Savita
# Savita

Gilmore promises HIQA report will be implemented in full

Oct 10th 2013, 11:58 AM 2,383 Views 29 Comments

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'
# Savita
# Savita

Praveen Halappanavar receiving 'abusive letters from campaigners'

Jul 4th 2013, 10:15 AM 18,043 Views 228 Comments

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
# Assault
# Assault

Man sustains serious head injuries in Galway assault

May 31st 2013, 10:47 AM 8,764 Views 12 Comments

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
# Witness Appeal
# Witness Appeal

Man (24) dies in Galway road collision

May 20th 2013, 9:06 AM 9,661 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Savita
# Savita

Savita inquest reaction: 'She was sadly let down by the healthcare system'

Apr 19th 2013, 5:35 PM 6,187 Views 30 Comments

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
# Savita
# Savita

Verdict due on Savita wedding anniversary

Apr 19th 2013, 10:09 AM 3,588 Views 8 Comments

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
# Savita
# Savita

Praveen Halappanavar’s solicitor receives draft report on Savita death

Mar 29th 2013, 12:52 PM 6,149 Views 32 Comments

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
# Savita
# Savita

Savita's husband and family 'very upset' after leaked report

Feb 14th 2013, 8:45 AM 5,143 Views 13 Comments

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
# Assault
# Assault

Man hospitalised after altercation in Galway

Feb 3rd 2013, 12:48 PM 13,038 Views 32 Comments

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
# Savita
# Savita

Report: Medical records show Savita Halappanavar requested a termination

Jan 17th 2013, 9:23 PM 20,060 Views 175 Comments

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'
# Investigation
# Investigation

Two arrests and appeal for witnesses over crashed 'blue Volvo car'

Dec 8th 2012, 7:57 AM 7,619 Views 9 Comments

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
# Savita
# Savita

Savita death: James Reilly to “reflect” on meeting with Praveen Halappanavar

Nov 23rd 2012, 8:12 PM 12,423 Views 97 Comments

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
# Savita
# Savita

HIQA board to decide if it will investigate Savita death today

Nov 23rd 2012, 8:10 AM 2,592 Views 22 Comments

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
# Savita
# Savita

Deadline for HSE response to HIQA over Savita death today

Nov 22nd 2012, 9:05 AM 3,587 Views 31 Comments

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
# Savita
# Savita

Minister Reilly "quite happy" for HSE inquiry into Savita death to continue

Nov 21st 2012, 5:49 PM 3,810 Views 44 Comments

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
# Savita
# Savita

Savita's husband will not speak to expert heading HSE inquiry

Nov 21st 2012, 8:45 AM 6,220 Views 100 Comments

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
# Savita
# Savita

Reilly: Savita inquiry must be expedited to ensure no risk remains at GUH

Nov 20th 2012, 6:25 PM 3,563 Views 14 Comments

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
# Savita
# Savita

HSE says independent expert to be part of investigation into Savita death

Nov 15th 2012, 7:28 AM 3,610 Views 32 Comments

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
# Savita
# Savita

Savita: Abortion report completed as FF calls for independent inquiry

Nov 14th 2012, 11:16 AM 10,992 Views 126 Comments

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
# Ambulance
# Ambulance

Ambulance service defends actions after teen's death in two-hour journey

Jul 19th 2012, 9:06 PM 10,031 Views 48 Comments

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
# Emergency Services
# Emergency Services

'People are dying' - pleas for a basic emergency service in Roscommon after death of teen

Jul 19th 2012, 12:21 PM 4,695 Views 45 Comments

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
# Aran Islands
# Aran Islands

Man dies after fall on ferry in Aran Islands

Jul 4th 2012, 8:22 AM 6,972 Views 6 Comments

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
# Roads
# Roads

19-year-old woman killed in Galway road accident

Jan 28th 2012, 10:08 AM 4,430 Views 9 Comments

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
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘The system is sick’ – inside a hospital emergency department

Nov 15th 2011, 7:30 AM 69 Views 49 Comments

Dozens of patients on trolleys and a handful of nurses struggling to keep up – emergency department nurse Anne Burke tells TheJournal.ie about a system in crisis.

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

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

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

Aug 30th 2011, 7:30 AM 892 Views 11 Comments

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

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