Mayo Unversity Hospital

  • The report sought last month from the CE of the HSE by the then Minister for Health Simon Harris on the Covid-19 measures taken at Mayo University Hospital  from the outset of the Covid pandemic, now needs to be published, according to Aontu leader Peadar Toibin.

    According to documents released under the Freedom of Information Act to Mr Toibin  it is claimed that a cancer patient suffering the side effects of chemotherapy was placed in a Covid-19 ward at Mayo University Hospital.

    In details of the complaint, lodged by a relative of the patient, it is claimed that the man, who is an oncology patient, arrived at the ED OF Mayo University Hospital on May 1st ,  and was admitted to a Covid-19 ward where there were five Covid-19 patients.

    He had according to the complaint "arrived at the hospital as a very vulnerable patient with a very serious underlying illness and a compromised immune system". He was not displaying any Covid-19 symptoms”.

    The complainant, lodged on May 4th, alleges that the man was moved into an isolation ward later that same evening. However, by that time he had already been according to the complaint, "exposed to the coronavirus, unprotected, for an extended period of time".

    Mr Toibin told Midwest News today the report on what measures have been in place since the start of the pandemic to segregate Covid and non Covid patients at MUH is now needed to ensure people in this region have confidence to attend the hospital.

  • 21 patients are waiting on trolleys for admission to Mayo University Hospital today, and 28 are awaiting beds at University Hospital Galway.

    That figure of 29 at University Hospital Galway is the second highest nationally today, and the numbers waiting at the Castlebar hospital is the third highest in the country.

    Nationally there are 258 patients on trolleys at hospitals today awaiting admission, according to the trolley watch figures from the INMO.

    18 patients are on trolleys at Sligo University Hospital, however, there are no patients on trolleys at Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.