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Connolly spars with Health Minister over low occupancy at private hospitals

Galway West TD Catherine Connolly clashed with the Minister for Health in the Dáil this week over the use, or underuse, of private hospitals...

ICU capacity doubled at Saolta hospitals in preparation for surge

ICU capacity in the Saolta Hospital Group in the west of Ireland has been doubled to deal with a potential surge in Covid-19 patients. Tony...

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.

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.

Plans submitted for 60 bed community nursing unit at Merlin Park Hospital

The HSE has submitted plans for the construction of a 60 bed community nursing unit on the grounds of Merlin Park...

Galway Senior Camogie team launch flu vaccine campaign at UHG

Players from the Al-Ireland Senior Camogie team and the Chairperson of Galway Camogie visited UHG this week to launch the staff flu vaccine campaign. Ms...

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...

Modular theatre building at Merlin Park hospital finally gets approval

Plans for a modular building of surgical theatres at Merlin Park hospital have finally been given the go ahead by the city council. The HSE...

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...

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...

Over 2,000 waiting for surgery at Merlin Park Hospital

The waiting list for orthopaedic surgery at Merlin Park Hospital has grown to more than 2,000 people. A group of ten orthopaedics surgeons at Merlin...

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...

Council raises concerns about temporary surgery building at Merlin Park Hospital

Galway city council has expressed multiple concerns about plans for temporary surgery theatres to tackle some of the backlog at Merlin...

Merlin Park Hospital rolls out orthopaedic surgery database amid record waiting lists

Merlin Park Hospital has joined a national register of patients getting joint replacements as iver 1,500 wait for surgeries.

Future of new Merlin Park Hospital in doubt after hospice decision Taoiseach says

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar cast doubt on the future of a new hospital at Merlin Park in comments made in the Dáil this week. The...

Planning authority overturns permission for new Galway Hospice

Plans for a new Galway Hospice facility on the grounds of Merlin Park Hospital have been overturned by An Bord Pleanála. Galway Hospice was granted...
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Galway scientists develop new drone to fight COVID-19

A new drone has been developed by scientists at NUIG which can sanitise surfaces in public places to help fight the spread of the...