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MERLIN PARK CONSULTANTS CAUTIOUSLY WELCOME ORTHOPAEDIC ANNOUNCEMENT

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Date Published: 15-Sep-2010

Consultants at Merlin Park are cautiously welcoming the announcement that the orthopaedic unit at the hospital will remain open as a seven day service.

Clinical director for the Galway hospitals, Dr.David O’Keefe confirmed to Deputy Noel Grealish this morning that the unit would remain open as a seven day ward.

It had been proposed to reduce the service to a five day week as part of the HSE West cost cutting measures in Galway hospitals.

 

However, last week, the HSE west revealed that they will have to slow down the orthopaedic service at Merlin Park as it has performed over its agreed activity to date.

By the end of July, the unit had treated 150 more patients than it’s planned allocation, meaning future patients will now be placed on longer waiting lists.

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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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