Thursday, August 22, 2019

Tech tablet for elderly aims to curb loneliness

A NEW tablet designed exclusively for older people has been launched in Ireland. The company behind the ‘GrandPad’ celebrated its European launch with the opening...

Putting the patient first

Breda Gardner Homeopath, LCPH, MCOS, RGN runs busy natural health clinics at Health Therapies Clinic, 13 Gladstone Street, Waterford and 15 Upper Patrick Street,...

‘Disgrace’ of elderly patients forced to wait

MORE than 400 older people waited more than 24 hours in the Emergency Department of University Hospital Waterford (UHW) in the first three months...

‘Emergencies only’ at crowded hospital

UNIVERSITY Hospital Waterford (UHW) has asked the public to attend only “in the case of a genuine emergency” because of “significant overcrowding”. A statement issued...

40,000 waiting for appointment with consultants

THERE has ben a steep increase in the number of people waiting to see a consultant at University hospital Waterford (UHW). At the end of...

Merger means longer waiting lists for children

CHILDREN in Waterford who are already waiting up to 12 months for an autism consultation may now face further delay. There may also be...

Here’s food for thought…

A MEAL made entirely from food waste is a festival highlight at the 11th Waterford Harvest Festival, which takes place September 6th to 8th. The...

Hospital trolley figures highest since November 2017

JULY was University Hospital Waterford’s worst so far this year for A&E overcrowding, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), with 590...

Cath lab’s closure ‘is a constant concern’

THE Fianna Fáil TD for Waterford Mary Butler has said contingencies must be in place if the  results in the temporary closure of the...

666: unlucky number left waiting at UHW

IT is known as the Number of the Beast: 666 is said to be the devil’s sign and extremely unlucky. And so it has proved...
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