By this August, a new temporary Emergency Department at University Hospital Galway will be in operation.

The present ED at the Galway hospital has a general reputation for prolonged waiting times for patients on trolleys with patients and their family members all crowded into a very confined space. Conditions for both staff and patients in the present ED are less than ideal.

An application has been submitted to the Dept of Health for a 100 million euro capital investment in the Galway hospital to include a brand new state of the art ED, and it’s hoped that it will be in place by 2026/27.

Tuam based Fianna Fail councillor Donagh Killalea is a member of the HSE West Forum and he has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley about the development.

Councillor Killalea says that the planned new relocation of the temporary ED into a different location within the hospital will improve facilities for both staff and patients, and indicates some progress in a long running saga..



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