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#Portiuncula Hospital

From TheJournal.ie Pregnant woman with '15% chance of delivery' given list of UK hospitals to get abortion, Dáil hears Portiuncula Hospital This post contains videos

Pregnant woman with '15% chance of delivery' given list of UK hospitals to get abortion, Dáil hears

Ruth Coppinger TD told the Dáil she had been contacted by a woman who shared her story.

From TheJournal.ie 'Absolutely crazy': Celebrations as Galway hospital syndicate scoops €500,000 lotto prize Lovely Ladies Syndicate

'Absolutely crazy': Celebrations as Galway hospital syndicate scoops €500,000 lotto prize

Each member of the group will take home around €27,000.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly man dies after Galway road crash despite efforts of passers-by Roads

Elderly man dies after Galway road crash despite efforts of passers-by

The 77-year-old died after this morning’s crash in Loughrea.

From TheJournal.ie Death of baby stillborn in Galway hospital ruled medical misadventure Portiuncula Hospital

Death of baby stillborn in Galway hospital ruled medical misadventure

“Dr Hegazy didn’t speak to me. I felt the midwife was not convinced everything was okay. I saw her shaking her head.”

From TheJournal.ie Award-winning fairy garden donated to children's ward at Portiuncula Hospital Bloom

Award-winning fairy garden donated to children's ward at Portiuncula Hospital

The garden received a certificate of distinction in the postcard section at Bloom this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'I remember throwing myself on top of the coffin saying no, you can’t take her because I can’t do this again' Portiuncula Hospital

'I remember throwing myself on top of the coffin saying no, you can’t take her because I can’t do this again'

RTÉ Investigates reports on problems in care at Portiuncula Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Denis Naughten to be discharged from hospital today Galway

Denis Naughten to be discharged from hospital today

The Communications Minister was hospitalised following a cycling collision with a vehicle on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Man (61) in serious condition after Galway crash Ballinasloe

Man (61) in serious condition after Galway crash

Gardai in Ballinasloe, Co Galway are investigating.

From TheJournal.ie Some Irish hospitals could stand to be a lot cleaner... INspections

Some Irish hospitals could stand to be a lot cleaner...

Health watchdog HIQA has released details of six unannounced inspections at hospitals around the country.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s the weekend, and here are the morning’s top stories.

From TheJournal.ie Couple who lost two babies at Portiuncula Hospital hope review will help other parents Portiuncula Hospital

Couple who lost two babies at Portiuncula Hospital hope review will help other parents

Lorraine and Warren Reilly asked that the deaths of their two girls be considered in he current HSE review of maternity services.

From TheJournal.ie 'I hoped it was just nature and that we were just unlucky, but no' Portiuncula

'I hoped it was just nature and that we were just unlucky, but no'

A report was compiled into the care provided to a young child at Poriuncula Hospital without the knowledge of his parents.

From TheJournal.ie Two babies died and five more were deprived of oxygen at Galway maternity hospital Ballinasloe

Two babies died and five more were deprived of oxygen at Galway maternity hospital

Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe has released details of a helpline this evening for service users who have concerns.

From TheJournal.ie Patients at risk at 'unclean' Waterford Regional Hospital by lack of hand washing HIQA

Patients at risk at 'unclean' Waterford Regional Hospital by lack of hand washing

Waterford was not alone in criticism as HIQA also released reports for St Michael’s Hospital, Portiuncula Hospital, Louth County Hospital and Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan.

From TheJournal.ie Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car in Galway Roads

Pedestrian dies after being hit by a car in Galway

The incident happened last night in Loughrea. Gardaí are investigating.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly woman dies in Roscommon road crash Roscommon

Elderly woman dies in Roscommon road crash

The 83-year-old woman’s car hit a wall at Carrowphadeen just before 5pm yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested over aggravated burglary in Galway Galway

Man arrested over aggravated burglary in Galway

A raider broke into an elderly man’s home, assaulted him, and then attempted to force him to withdraw cash from an ATM.

OVER TWO THOUSAND people formed a human chain around Portiuncula Hospital this afternoon in a public protest against any proposals to downgrade the services operated at the hospital.

The protest is the latest in a series of demonstrations against any downgrade, and was organised after protestors claimed the hospital was under “serious threat” from the ongoing shortage of public funds.

The 197-bed hospital, serving both south Roscommon and east Galway, is expected to run a deficit of between €5m and €7m in 2010.

The demonstrators included hospital staff and former patients as well as members of community groups and hospital staff, of which there are 650.

Staff unions told RTÉ that there was a “serious and ongoing threat” to the future viability of the hospital, with Action Committee Chairman Padraig Mulligan saying that removing €7m from the hospital’s annual funding of about €50m would have massive impact on patient care.

Protestors told Galway Bay FM that the human chain was intended to send a message to the government that they would have to deal with significant local hostility if they intended to proceeds with spending cuts at the facility.

The Health Service Executive (HSE), however, has said there is “absolutely no hidden plan” to downgrade the hospital or cut services at either Portiuncula or the neighbouring Roscommon County Hospital.

8,000 people held a demonstration on the streets in Roscommon town on Saturday in protest at what they maintained were plans to downgrade the latter hospital.