University Hospital Galway

  • University Hospital Galway is reminding the public that visitor restrictions continue on St. Dominic's ward due to a number of confirmed cases of Influenza (flu). In order to assist staff in curtailing the spread of the flu virus, it says its imperative that only essential visiting takes place at this time in consultation with nurse management on the ward.

    Infection control procedures are in place on the affected ward and will remain in place until further notice.

    There continue to be cases of flu in the community and anyone who is suffering from symptoms of the flu are asked not visit patients in the hospital to avoid spreading the virus to sick vulnerable patients.

  • There are 53 patients on trolleys at University Hospital Galway this afternoon, the second highest figure in the country.

    The highest number of patients on trolleys is at Cork University Hospital today, with the figure standing at 54.

    Nationally there are 511 patients on trolleys this afternoon.

    There are 30 patients on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital, 24 at Mayo University Hospital and none at Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe.

  • A Galway City Councillor has expressed concerns about the high level of people presenting at the Emergency Department of Galway University Hospital with alcohol-related conditions.

    The issue was raised at this week's meeting of the HSE Regional Forum, where FG Councillor Padraig Conneely asked management for a breakdown of the figures in relation to those attending the Emergency Department - particularly at weekends and during festivals - with alcohol-related problems.

    Councillor Conneely was told those statistics are not available, but he says national and international trends would indicate that significant resources in Emergency Departments are being used to treat people who have over-indulged.

  • A man has died after being taken from the water at Galway city docks early this morning.

    Gardaí, emergency services and the RNLI lifeboat attended the scene at 5.45 am. 

    The RNLI lifeboat crew was tasked to take the man's body from the water, he was brought to University Hospital Galway where he was pronounced dead.

    Gardaí say there will be a post-mortem examination later today and they are in the process of trying to identify the man.

  • A motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital after his bike collided with a bridge on the Partry to Westport road on Saturday evening.

    The single vehicle impact occurred at Derrin Bridge.

    The injured male was flown to University Hospital Galway where he is said to be making a good recovery.

  • Nearly 8,000 admitted patients were forced to wait on trolleys and chairs in our hospitals during September.

    The figures released today by the INMO showed that 7,765 admitted patients were treated without hospital beds last month.

    University Hospital Galway was among the worst affected hospitals with 609 patients on trolleys for the month of September.

    INMO Industrial Relations Officer for the Western Region Anne Burke says nearly 8,000 people on trolleys should be regarded as a national crisis.

    She says their members are telling them they can’t go on with this number of unfilled vacancies and it’s not safe for patients or staff.

  • Nurses and midwives are gathering in protest at hospitals across the country, demanding the HSE make plans for the expected winter increase in patients.

    INMO figures show that August was the worst on record for overcrowding, with hundreds of vacant nursing posts in emergency departments and wards across Ireland.

    The INMO revealed last week that the HSE still does not have a plan to recruit extra staff or reduce services to cope with the demand.

    Nurses and midwives are protesting this lunchtime at the Main Entrance of University Hospital Galway.

  • 331 people are waiting on trolleys in hospitals across the country this afternoon.

    Figures from the INMO show University Hospital Galway is the most over crowded with 38 people waiting for a bed.

    Tallaght University Hospital in Dublin is next with 29 people on trolleys. 

    There are 21 patients waiting for a bed at Sligo University Hospital, and 11 at Mayo University Hospital.

     

     

  • The overcrowding crisis continues at hospitals across the country this afternoon, with University Hospital Galway having the highest number of patients on trolleys.

    There are 51 patients on trolleys at University Hospital Galway this afternoon.

    Nationally there are 614 patients waiting on a trolley for a bed this afternoon.

    There are 34 patients on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital today, 13 at Mayo University Hospital and 7 at Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe.

  • 367 people are waiting for beds at hospitals across the country today.

    The Irish nurses and midwives organisation says this is a 15 per cent rise on the same day last year.

    University Hospital Galway and Cork University Hospital are the worst affected today where there are 44 patients waiting on trolleys.

    There are four patients on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital, three at Portiuncula Hospital and two patients waiting for admission to a bed today at Mayo University Hospital.

  • 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.

  • 429 patients are waiting for a bed at hospitals across the country.

    According to the INMO, 290 of those are waiting in emergency departments while 139 are in wards.

    The most overcrowded hospital is University Hospital Galway with 50 patients waiting for admission to a bed today.

    There 18 patients on trolleys today at both Sligo University Hospital and Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.

    There are twelve patients on trolleys today at Mayo University Hospital.

  • Visiting restrictions have been reduced to just one ward at Galway University Hospital, following a suspected outbreak of the Norovirus vomiting bug.

    Visitor restrictions have now been lifted in St Mary’s ward and St Anthony’s ward, but remain in place in St Enda’s ward.

    Management at UHG say it’s imperative that only essential visiting takes place in St Enda’s ward, and are asking visitors to co-operate with hospital staff.

    Anyone with symptoms of the vomiting bug are asked not to visit patients in the hospital to avoid spreading the virus to sick patients.

     

  • University Hospital Galway is asking people to comply with visitor restrictions on St. Dominic's Ward due to a number of confirmed cases of the flu.  In order to assist staff in curtailing the spread of the flu virus, it is imperative that only essential visiting takes place at this time in consultation with nurse management on the ward.

    Infection control procedures are in place on the affected ward and will remain in place until further notice.
     
    There continue to be cases of flu in the community and anyone who is suffering from symptoms of the flu should not visit patients in the hospital to avoid spreading the virus to sick vulnerable patients.

    Meanwhile visiting restrictions have been lifted from St Coman’s Medical Ward in Roscommon University Hospital.