HEALTH

Hospitals update: 13 Confirmed Covid cases in Galway hospitals

There are now 13 people in hospital in Galway hospitals, an increase of one since Monday. Twelve confirmed cases are in University Hospital Galway, while there is one patient with Covid at Portiuncula Hospital. There are also three suspected coronavirus cases at UHG – which is three fewer suspected cases than Monday. There are no […] Galway Daily …


Moycullen Primary Care Centre to be completed by late 2021

Construction of a new Primary Care Centre in Moycullen is expected to be completed by late next year, with a view towards becoming operational in early 2022. At a recent Regional Health Forum meeting, County Councillor Dáithí Ó Cualáin had asked the HSE for an update on the development of Primary Care Centres at Knocknacarra, […] Galway Daily …


‘Clinical Pass’ app helping medical students safely carry out placements

NUI Galway and the Saolta Healthcare Group are rolling out a new app to help medical students safely carry out their hospital placements in the COVID-19 crisis. The “Clinical Pass” smartphone app requires medical students to fill out a COVID-19 registration form each day, with questions relating to their health and wellbeing. If they answer […] …


Galway scientist leading international study on detecting dementia risk

NUIG researcher Dr Emer McGrath has been awarded a Clinician Scientist Fellowship and €655,524 for her research into detecting a person’s risk of of dementia. The Health Research Board’s funding for Dr McGrath will help support  new Academic Consultant Neurologist post based at NUI Galway and UHG, as well as an international study with partners […] …



Healthcare workers make up over 50% of new COVID cases

While the number of COVID-19 cases has fallen dramatically in recent weeks, over half of those cases confirmed recently have been healthcare workers. Of the 88 new reported cases between 13 and 22 June, 53% were among healthcare workers, according to the official figures for this ten day period. This is a significant increase in […] …