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NUIG’s Teddy Bear Hospital helps over 1,200 kids overcome fear of doctors

More than 1,200 stuffed animals were admitted for treatment at NUIG's Teddy Bear Hospital this week at this delightful annual event organised by students. Now...

Visiting restrictions imposed at UHG due to flu outbreak

Visiting restrictions have been imposed at UHG by the Saolta Hospital Group due a spike in the number of flu patients at the hospital. People...

Man jailed for drunk driving at University Hospital Galway

A man was jailed for drunk driving a car he car he didn't have permission to take on the grounds of University Hospital Galway. Patrick...

Employee at Portiuncula Hospital wins Outstanding Employee Award

An employee at Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH) took home a Saolta Staff Recognition Award at a recent awards ceremony. Christie Costello, who has been working...

74-year-old woman ‘assaulted on trolley by drunk man’ at UHG

Gardaí are investigating an alleged assault on a 74-year-old woman at UHG. The woman was allegedly assaulted by 'somebody who was drunk' and roaming about...

Portiuncula University Hospital celebrates national breastfeeding week

Portiuncula University Hospital celebrated National Breastfeeding Week this week by welcoming author Maria Casey to the hospital to talk about the importance of supporting...

Number of children waiting for outpatient appointments is ‘genuinely shocking’

Figures on waiting lists reveal a dramatic increase in the number of children waiting over twelve months for outpatient appointments. Galway East TD Anne Rabbitte...

Staff at Saolta Hospitals assaulted 68 times so far this year

Staff at the Saolta Hospital Group, which includes UHG, Merlin Park, and Portiuncula hospitals, have been assaulted 68 times so far this year, more...

Hospital support workers overwhelmingly vote to strike

Hospital support staff in Siptu have overwhelmingly voted by 94 percent to go on strike. The decision to strike affects some 17,000 workers in medical...

New hospital for Galway discussed in Dáil

"Ó ghéarchéim go ghéarchéim." Simon Harris today told the Dáil that the government will support 'planned development' in relation to a new hospital in Galway. He...
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Councillor calls for extension of fuel allowance to help the elderly

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People urged to follow rules on 2km exercise radius

The two kilometre radius used for exercising extends only from people's front door or gate, and no further, a Galway TD has said. People should...

Menlo Castle restored to former glory in stunning video

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