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IRELAND AND UHG PIONEERING NEW EARLY WARNING SYSTEM ON PATIENT’S CONDITION WORSENING

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Date Published: 18-Feb-2013

It’s been revealed a new early warning system that triggers signs of worsening conditions in patients is being pioneered at UHG and other Irish hospitals.

Galway Bay fm news reports the system was in place at University Hospital Galway when Savita Halappanavar was admitted last October.

But the new system does not cover maternity services – a similar system for maternity hospitals will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan explains why the system was not designed for maternity services.

Ireland has now become the first country in the world to introduce such an early warning system on a national basis.

The system, which will apply in every hospital in the country will see patients monitored on a continuous basis, with clear guidelines on the actions to be taken if their condition deterioriates.

Minister James Reilly says the guidelines are a recognised method of improving health care.

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Galway has country’s largest population of young people

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Galway has a population of young people which is more than twice the national average.

According to information gathered by the Central Statistics Office, Galway’s population of 20 to 24 year olds is more than twice the national average.

The number of 25-34 year olds in Galway is also more than the norm nationally, with the two main colleges thought to be the main reason.

However immigration in Galway is much higher than in other areas at 19.4 percent, compared to the national average of 12 percent.

 

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Call for direct donations to city charity shops

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A city councillor is encouraging people to donate goods directly to charity shops.

It follows allegations of thefts from clothes banks in Galway and across the country in recent months.

However, cameras are in place at some clothes banks and surveillance is carried out by local authorities.

Speaking on Galway Talks, Councillor Neil McNeilis said the problem of theft from clothes banks is widespread.

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Galway ‘Park and Ride’ could become permanent

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

A park ‘n’ ride scheme from Carnmore into Galway city could become a permanent service if there is public demand.

That’s according to the Chief Executive of Galway Chamber of Commerce, Michael Coyle.

The pilot scheme will begin at 7.20 next Monday morning, May 13th.

Motorists will be able to park cars at the airport carpark in Carnmore and avail of a bus transfer to Forster Street in the city.

Buses will depart every 20 minutes at peak times and every 30 minutes at offpeak times throughout the day, at a cost of 2 euro per journey.

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