SHANE Grogan: Safe in Greenpark Nursing Home, but far from family.

Shane’s Covid battle is a beacon of hope

THE family of Tuam’s Shane Grogan have thanked and praised medical staff following his successful battle against Covid-19 in recent weeks.
Shane, 31, was transferred to University Hospital Galway from Greenpark Nursing home two weeks ago after his oxygen levels dropped following a positive test for the virus.
He spent ten days in the hospital’s Covid ward before being released back to the nursing home where he receives round the clock care following a brain injury he sustained in an attack in the town over eight years ago. Speaking to The Tuam Herald this week, Shane’s father Joe said the past fortnight had been a terrifying ordeal for the family.
“On the day that Greenpark was receiving its first Covid vaccines in through the front door, Shane was being transferred by ambulance out the back door,” he said. “We haven’t seen him since Christmas Eve so this was the worst news we’ve been dreading since the pandemic first began.”
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