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# HSE West

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Outbreak of Covid-19 in over 200 Galway city households mainly linked to young adults
Over 50% of cases are linked to multiple household clusters.
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”.
Children and Elderly Care patients evacuated from rooms after fire at Mayo General
Patients from three wards were moved due to the risk of smoke inhalation, after the fire sparked off in a service duct.
HSE West ordered to pay €70,000 to woman it discriminated against
The Employment Equality Tribunal ordered the HSE to pay almost the maximum in compensation to a woman it failed to suitably accommodate.
Restoration of flooded hospital could take "months rather than weeks"
The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine – which represents doctors working in emergency departments – says the HSE needs to give the public a clear indication on the timescale for reconstruction.
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.
HSE struggles to recruit consultants and junior doctors
Two separate reports in the Medical Independent reveal difficulties filling health posts at either end of the spectrum.
Staff bitten by fleas at University Hospital Galway
Being the biggest hospital in the west, it will be a major concern if it spreads from the outpatient department to the main hospital.
Councillor wants HSE funding for Viagra reviewed
Brian Meaney was reacting to figures from the HSE West which indicate a significant increase in spending on drugs to treat erectile dysfunction.
Two die from flu outbreak at Roscommon nursing home
42 of the 76 residents at Drumderrig Private Nursing Home in Boyle have been infected with the A H3 strain of seasonal flu.
Emergency Department at Mayo hospital under 'extra pressure'
The HSE has asked the public to only visit the Emergency Department in the case of real emergencies.
Vomiting bug infections more than double last year's rate
The number of outbreaks of the winter vomiting bug in the first week of 2012 is more than double the rate from last year.
HSE West absenteeism "costs €60 million a year"
The high rate of absenteeism by staff at the HSE has been criticised today. It emerged that the cost of absenteeism to HSE West is around €60 million annually.
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.
Hospital protest
HSE West report: services being affected by staff ban
Recruitment freeze having a negative impact on frontline services.