Sunday 15 July 2018

Two students hospitalised during 'emergency' at NUI Galway

NUI Galway
NUI Galway
Kathy Armstrong

Kathy Armstrong

Two students were hospitalised following an "emergency" at NUI Galway yesterday evening, the college has confirmed.

The alarm was raised about the condition of the students yesterday evening and the university put their emergency response protocol in place.

Pat Morgan, Vice President for Student Experience at NUI Galway said the incident happened in the "early evening" but declined to provide any more details about the incident or the students involved to protect their privacy.

She told Independent.ie: "What we know is that two students needed medical care on campus, we immediately got our response team in place.

"We have people on campus around the clock, we were able to provide support for them and bring them to hospital.

"Our main concern was to ensure the safety of the students and to provide support until their families arrived."

The students were brought by ambulance to the nearby University Hospital Galway, where Ms Morgan said they are not believed to be in a serious condition.

"We are not currently concerned about their condition, we have also provided support for other students on campus who may have been impacted.

"Our priority is looking after the health and safety of all of our students," she said.

NUI Galway shared an update about the incident on their official Twitter account yesterday.

They said: "There was an incident on campus today involving two students who were hospitalised. 

"The University activated its emergency response protocol and emergency services came to the support of the students, who are now under medical care.

"Our campus community is reminded to stay safe and mind each other." 

An Garda Siochana and the HSE declined to comment on this incident.

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