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Hospitals in Galway

  • 21-11-2019 3:31pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 748 ✭✭✭


    Some shocking facts in todays online article in City Tribune

    https://galwaybayfm.ie/galway-bay-fm-news-desk/logic-behind-longterm-plans-for-galway-public-hospitals-questioned/


    -It will be a minimum of 6 years before the new emergency department is opened in GUH

    -HSE releases a report that recommends a new elective hospital to be operational in 11 years time i.e. 2030 (the report is only recommending, not stating it will happen)

    -At Merlin Park Hospital 95 per cent of infrastructure has been classed as ‘not satisfactory or unacceptable’ for current use.

    -At University Hospital Galway, 64 per cent of the infrastructure has been found to be problematic or in need of total replacement.



    Wasnt there a roof leak in the theatres in Merlin Park forcing them to be closed for over 2 years....

    Its appalling how bad the hospital infrastructure is in Galway.... its depressing :(


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,777 ✭✭✭✭flazio


    Should just buy the Clinic and / or Bon Secours.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,643 ✭✭✭✭Mrs OBumble


    flazio wrote: »
    Should just buy the Clinic and / or Bon Secours.

    Neither for sale AFAIK, and both already busy with patients using their insurance to take the strain off the public system.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,254 ✭✭✭✭zell12


    Are they not building a completely new hospital at Merlin?
    I thought that was the medium term plan


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,869 ✭✭✭Storm 10


    New A & E going to tender in January and new Maternity to be built at UHG long overdue and as stated will Merlin ever be built


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,643 ✭✭✭✭Mrs OBumble


    zell12 wrote: »
    Are they not building a completely new hospital at Merlin?
    I thought that was the medium term plan

    Yes. Per the original post,
    a new elective hospital to be operational in 11 years time i.e. 2030 (the report is only recommending, not stating it will happen)

    It's a bit of a stretch to call it a new hospital: it's new building and and (perhaps) extensions of the existing one buildings at the existing hospital.



    Lots of Ireland was more or less a 3rd world country until it joined the EU. It shows in the hospital system.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,164 ✭✭✭Wompa1


    Meanwhile the University has been in a constant build cycle for close to 20 years.


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