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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...

Cancer patients can’t get surgery although hospitals operating at 25% capacity – TD

Some people diagnosed with cancer have been unable to get surgery even though hospitals are operating at a fraction of their full capacity, a...

Coronavirus: 43 more deaths reported, cases in Galway rise to 355

A further 43 people have died after being diagnosed with COVID-19, the National Public Health Emergency Team has confirmed. An additional 359 cases of the disease...

Student nurses will be paid during COVID-19 crisis

Student nurses working in the health service during the COVID-19 crisis will be paid, Minister Simon Harris has confirmed.

“End is near” for Simon Harris says Fitzmaurice amid record overcrowding

Independent Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice has said that the "end is near" for Health Minister Simon Harris amid critical hospital overcrowding. The warning that Simon...

Tenders to be sought for new 50 bed ward at Portiuncula Hospital

Tenders are to be sought for the new 50-bed ward block at Portiuncula Hopsital which is due to begin in 2021, it has been...

Galway projects share in €20 million Sláintecare Integration funding

Multiple innovative Galway healthcare projects will be sharing in a €20 million pot from the Sláintecare Integration Fund. The Sláintecare Integration Fund is aimed at...

Restructuring Health Service will transform healthcare

The restructuring of the health service announced by Minister for Health Simon Harris this week will transform the way we deliver healthcare, a Galway...

Historic vote on equal marriage and abortion rights for NI welcomed

The decision by British MPs to extend same-sex marriage and access to abortion to the North of Ireland has been welcomed by political representatives...

Three day strike action by hospital support staff deferred

The upcoming three day strike by hospital support staff has been deferred pending a full Labour Court hearing. It was originally planned that Siptu members...

Galway shares in €450k boost for HIV treatment and testing

The government has announced this week that an additional €450,000 will be allocated for HIV testing and outreach in cities around Ireland. Speaking on Thursday,...

Ambulance personnel to hold 24-hour strike next week

Ambulance staff will hold the first of several planned 24 hour strikes next week over demands to be represented by the union of their...

Report recommending new 200 bed hospital at Merlin Park due this month

An independent report on the need for a new elective hospital in Galway is expected to be delivered by the end of the month. Galway...

Health Minister to deliver keynote address at National Pharmacy Conference in Galway

Minister for Health Simon Harris will deliver the keynote address at the three day national conference of the Irish Pharmacy Union taking place in...

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 sexual assault treatment unit in line for additional funding

The sexual assault treatment unit is expected to receive a boost in funding in response to increased demand for services. An additional half a million...

Tenders being prepared for 50 bed unit at Portiuncula Hospital

Tender documents are being prepared to begin work on a new 50 bed unit at Portiuncula Hospital amid fears that the children's hospital overspend...

Nurses suspend three day strike after Labour Court intervention

A three day strike planned by Ireland's nurses for this week has been suspended. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and Psychiatric Nurses Association decided...

No sight of a resolution as nurses strike for a third day

Nurses and Midwives took to the same pickets in Galway today for their third day of strikes with no end in sight. Public expressions of...

Nurses take to the picket line in second day of industrial action

Galway's nurses and midwives have taken to the picket lines again this morning to protest unfair pay and working conditions. The Irish Nurses and Midwives...
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