Portiuncla

  • It’s emerged that a number of hospitals are routinely missing their targets for treating cancer patients within 15 days of diagnosis.

    As a result, hundreds of people were last year forced to wait for chemotherapy, according to figures published in the Irish Independent.

    The worst offender was The Mater Hospital in Dublin where one-in-three cancer patients got delayed treatment last year.

    The National Cancer Control Programme has set a target that 95% of cancer patients should receive IV treatment within 15 days of diagnosis, but at Galway University Hospital, 22% of patients did not receive IV treatment within the 15-day target last year, and this figure was 25% at Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe.

    Mayo and Sligo University Hospitals fared better, with 99% of patients at both hospitals receiving chemotherapy treatment within 15 days of diagnosis.

     

     

  • Patients and workers at Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway have this morning been urged to check their EuroMillions tickets after Tuesday night’s EuroMillions draw produced another EuroMillions Plus top prize winner of €500,000 – the fifth win in Ireland so far this year.

    The winning Quick Pick ticket was bought yesterday at the Oasis Shop which caters for hospital patients, visitors and workers.

    Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe is an acute general and maternity Hospital. The catchment area includes patients residing in the East Galway, Roscommon, Midlands and Mid-Western areas.

    The winning EuroMillions Plus numbers are: 13, 15, 22, 25, 41.

    There was no winner of the Tuesday’s EuroMillions €115 million jackpot which means that Friday’s jackpot now rolls to a whopping €130 million.

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    The National Lottery has confirmed that an 18-person syndicate won last night’s Euromillions Plus prize of half a million euro.

    The syndicate is a group of administration staff from Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe.

    The winning Quick Pick ticket was bought yesterday in the Oasis shop within Portiuncla Hospital.

    A spokesperson for the National Lottery told Midwest News this afternoon that the syndicate has made contact them, and the winning ticket has been verified.

    Arrangements are now being made for the group to collect the prize.

    There was no winner of last night’s EuroMillions jackpot of 115 million euro.

  • 664 people are on trolleys in hospitals across the country today.

    According to the INMO, the worst affected is Cork University Hospital where 63 people are waiting for beds. 

    It's followed by University Hospital Galway where 50 patients are on trolleys.

    There are 27 patients waiting on trolleys today at Sligo University Hospital.

    There are 15 patients waiting on trolleys at Mayo University Hospital and 4 at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe.

  • Visiting restrictions are in place at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe following an outbreak of  Norovirus.

    Members of the public are asked not to visit the hospital unless absolutely essential.

    Hospital management says this is due to a number of confirmed cases of the vomiting bug.

    In order to assist staff in curtailing the spread of this virus, they say it’s imperative that only essential visiting takes place.

    Children should not visit the hospital as they may be particularly susceptible to the illness.