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SPACE RESTRICTIONS AT UHG HIGHLIGHTED IN CHILD PATIENT CARE REPORT

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Date Published: 09-Jan-2013

University Hospital Galway has come under criticism in a new report which notes that 12 thousand children a year were treated in just two cubicles due to space restrictions.

The Irish Examiner also reports that seriously ill children sent to emergency departments at facilities across the country are not being treated away from adult patients, including many who are drunk and violent.

The national review was carried out following a recently drawn up HSE hospital care charter which stiplulates that children are treated away from adult patients due to their different emotional needs.

The report has issued a warning to all major hospitals outside Dublin, including Cork University Hospital, Kerry General and the mid-Western Regional in Limerick.

When it comes to Galway, it noted that due to space restrictions at UHG, more than 12 thousand children a year are seen in just two cubicles.

This is the equivalent of 33 children every day.

The report was carried out by the HSE’s clinical programmes for paediatrics and neonatology.

It’s to be used as a basis for the new HSE charter on how children are cared for in hospital, which is open to submissions and views from the public until Jan 31.

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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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