In a damning letter to the Minister for Health, all 196 hospital consultants warn UHG was inadequate in terms of its capacity and structure.
As per caution that the planned new Emergency Department that has got the go-ahead in principal will not solve the capacity deficits or infrastructural ills of the city hospital.
And the doctors urge Minister Simon Harris to press ahead with planning for a new hospital at a greenfield site.
“Galway, and Saolta University Healthcare Group, urgently need a new acute hospital to safely manage the healthcare needs of the region,” the consultants’ letter to the Minister says.
The letter carries the weight of senior hospital management, as it was written and signed by Dr Pat Nash, chief clinical director of the Saolta University Healthcare Group.