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# hse-west - 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”.

# hse-west - Friday 18 October, 2013

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 - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

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.

# hse-west - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

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.

# hse-west - 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.

# hse-west - Friday 1 March, 2013

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.

# hse-west - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

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.

# hse-west - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

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.

# hse-west - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Two die from flu outbreak at Roscommon nursing home Flu

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.

# hse-west - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

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.

# hse-west - Friday 27 January, 2012

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 - Friday 30 September, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you should know this morning: as many as 600 jobs are at risk in Dublin; shocking figures reveal new levels of poverty in Ireland; and absenteeism at HSE West costing the state €60m annually.

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.

# hse-west - 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.

# hse-west - Saturday 14 August, 2010

A PROTEST AT ROSCOMMON County Hospital is due to take place today. The demonstration is over the hospital’s possible closure or a downgrade of services. Yesterday, the HSE announced plans to cut temporary staff across services in the west of Ireland in a bid to tackle the €90 million deficit project for this year. Consultations between hospital management and the HSE West is due to take place in the coming weeks through the Labour Relations Commission.

# hse-west - Monday 26 July, 2010

THE HSE’S EMPLOYMENT embargo is affected frontline services more than management staff, RTÉ reports.

A HSE internal review says that the ban on staff recruitment in HSE West has left 9% of nursing and midwifery posts vacant. Of those vacancies, 67% are in frontline services.

20% of nursing posts in mental health services are vacant.

The report said that the maternity service shortages is increasing the level of risk to mothers and babies. It also said that services which were previously provided are not being made available now.