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Coronavirus: Galway hospitals deferring all non-urgent appointments

Galway's public hospitals are deferring all but very urgent appointments from today while they deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Hospital overcrowding plummets amid Coronavirus concerns

Overcrowding at the Emergency Department at UHG and elsewhere has plummeted in the week that has seen the COVID-19 coronavirus continue...

Visiting restrictions enacted at Galway’s hospitals for infection control

Visiting restrictions have been put in place at all of Galway's public hospitals this evening for the purpose of infection control.

Galway hospitals launch new diet standard for patients with eating difficulties

University Hospital Galway has launched a new diet standardisation for patients with Dysphagia, the medical term for swallowing difficulties. According to Geraldine Keenan, Speech and...

New consultant surgeon appointed to Galway University Hospitals

Galway University Hospitals has continued to expand its surgical staff with the appointment of Dr Paul Carroll, Consultant Oesophagogastric and General Surgeon. Dr Carroll has...

UHG is the second most overcrowded hospital today

UHG is the second most overcrowded hospital in Ireland today once again with 46 patients on trolleys. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation's Trolley/Ward Watch...

Inspection find high risk breaches at Merlin Park juvenile mental health unit

The Merlin Park Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Unit was found to have three areas of high risk non-compliance with regulations in a...

Staff at Saolta Hospitals assaulted 68 times so far this year

Staff at the Saolta Hospital Group, which includes UHG, Merlin Park, and Portiuncula hospitals, have been assaulted 68 times so far this year, more...

Tender issued for €1.3 million Merlin Park ambulance base

Plans for a new ambulance station at Merlin Park Hospital are progressing as tenders have been issued for the construction contract. Planning permission was granted...

Hospital support workers take to the picket lines in nationwide strike

Over 10,000 hospitals support workers in SIPTU have gone on strike today in a dispute with the government over a jobs evaluation scheme. In Galway...

Galway hospital support workers to strike in jobs dispute

Hospital support workers in SIPTU have served notice that they will strike this month in a jobs evaluation dispute with the government. Medical and non...

Hospital support workers overwhelmingly vote to strike

Hospital support staff in Siptu have overwhelmingly voted by 94 percent to go on strike. The decision to strike affects some 17,000 workers in medical...

Galway University Hospitals collected nearly €1.5 million in parking fees a year

Galway University Hospitals collected just under €1.5 million in parking fees in 2017. The HSE released information on how much hospitals around Ireland gathered in...

Calls for Merlin Woods to be part of Special Area of Conservation

Galway's Merlin Woods should be accorded greater environmental protection by being part of a Special Area of Conservation. Galway City Council candidate Claire Hillery has...

Hospital support staff voting on strike action

Hospital support staff in Galway and around Ireland could take to the picket lines as union members vote on a strike action. SIPTU is balloting...

Critical risk breach of regulations found at two Merlin Park Mental Health units

Two Mental Health units connected to Merlin Park Hospital were found to have critical risk breaches of regulations according to a recent report. The Child...

Galway University Hospitals report high levels of dangerous superbug

Galway University Hospitals had the second highest number of infections reported of the deadly superbug CPE last year. A report from the Health Protection Surveillance...

Backlog of 1,500 people waiting for surgeries at Merlin Park

The backlog of patients waiting for orthopaedic surgery at Merlin Park Hospital is piling up with 1,500 people awaiting complex surgery. The ongoing closure of orthopaedic...

More than €3 million for Galway hospital infrastructure in HSE 2019 plan

The HSE's Service Plan for 2019 has been released and includes funding for investment in multiple improvements to Galway's hospitals. Two new cardiac Cath labs...

Staff at Galway hospitals show their creative side with art exhibition

The staff at Galway University Hospitals have turned in their medical instruments in favour of paintbrushes for the 15th annual Art@Work exhibition. Art@Work has become...
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Coronavirus: 334 new COVID-19 cases, 10 in Galway

There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 reported today, but the Department of Health has confirmed 334 new coronavirus cases. There have now been...

Roadworks to disrupt Tuam town traffic for four weeks

Roadworks in Tuam town which got underway this morning are expected to disrupt traffic in the area for the next four weeks. Galway County Council...

Online property auction with O’Donnellan & Joyce takes in €2.2 million

The latest O'Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers Nationwide Property Auction took in almost €2.2 million with the sale of 19 properties in counties across Ireland...

Clifden RNLI lifeboat called to boat on fire near Roundstone

The Clifden RNLI Lifeboat was called out to a Mayday on Monday afternoon after a boat caught fire in the waters near Roundstone. The lifeboat...

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