11 October 2023

~1 minutes read

UHG issues warning to public of long wait times for Emergency Department

Share story:
UHG issues warning to public of long wait times for Emergency Department

University Hospital Galway is warning of very long waiting times for patients attending its Emergency Department.

The ED experienced an extremely busy day yesterday, and there is pressure on bed availability, leading to significant delays for patients.

The INMO trolley watch shows there were 39 patients on trolleys at UHG overnight, and the hospital says there were over 100 patients within the department.

The hospital is requesting people only attend if it is an emergency situation.

It is advising patients seek alternative options first if possible, such as seeing their local GP or out of hours service.

The hospital is also reminding people the Roscommon Injury Unit is open from 8am to 8pm to treat a range of injuries in both adults and children over five years of age.

Share story:

Government funding for Headford, An Cheathrú Rua and Oranmore under Town Support Fund

Three towns in Galway will receive €10,000 each in funding to support community developments and projects, The combined €30,000 will help support Head...

Two days of road resurfacing works to get underway tomorrow on the R353 at Ballinakill

Two days of road resurfacing works will get underway tomorrow on the R353 at Ballinakill As a result this section of the road will be temporally closed to...

Tuam launch for Croí's Community Mobile Health Unit

The heart and stroke charity Croí has chosen Tuam as the location to launch its Community Mobile Health Unit. The initiative is possible thanks to the Jo...

Deal reached between HSE and County Council for sale of Grove House Site in Gort

A deal has been reached between the HSE and Galway County Council for the sale of the Grove House Site in Gort. Fianna Fáil Gort-Kinvara area Councillor ...