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Official launch of the CT scanner funded by The Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital

A new CT scanner was donated by the Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital to the hospital earlier this year and was officially launched today, Friday 30 November.

Great engagement at Letterkenny University Hospital Sustainability Awareness Day

Letterkenny University Hospitals Green Sustainability Team in conjunction with HSE Estates recently held a Sustainability Awareness Day in the hospital.  

The main focus of the day was to encourage staff and members of the public to become aware of the energy being consumed both in the home and workplace.

Letterkenny Project Commended for “Improving Working Lives” at UK Awards

Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH), along with three UK NHS Health Services, was shortlisted for the 2018 Allocate UK and Ireland Awards under the “Improving Working Lives” category. The Allocate UK and Ireland Awards recognise those who create new ways of working to meet the demands of modern healthcare organisations.

The LUH project looked at an online solution to match the availability of temporary staff with available shift work.

Patient Internet Access now available at Letterkenny University Hospital

Letterkenny University Hospital has recently launched free public access WiFi in the main hospital campus. The WiFi is accessible under the ‘Eir Guest’ login and is available to patients, visitors and staff in the hospital.

Quality and Patient Safety Symposium at Letterkenny University Hospital

Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) recently held a Quality and Patient Safety Symposium which was open to all staff in the hospital. The event was very well attended with over 500 participants from all disciplines and grades taking part over the course of 3 days.

Letterkenny Surgeon Appointed to European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Mr Antony Shaju, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Letterkenny University Hospital has been appointed to the Examining Committee of the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. This academic appointment further enhances Letterkenny University Hospital as a destination teaching hospital for Orthopaedic  trainees.

EU invests €8.8 million euros in cross border acute hospital services

An €8.8 million EU INTERREG VA funded cross-border project has been launched, 13,000 patients are to benefit from Cross border services. The CAWT Acute Services Project has recently secured this EU funding to assess and treat higher volumes of patients more effectively through improvements to and modernisation of current service delivery models.

Letterkenny University Hospitals Gerry Lane honoured by Letterkenny Municipal Council

Congratulations to Mr Gerry Lane, Letterkenny University Hospital who was honoured this week by the Letterkenny Municipal Council in recognition of his work as a consultant in Emergency Medicine, his contribution to the National Road Safety campaign and for his contribution to the health and welfare of the people in Donegal.

Launch of Donegal Age Friendly Car Parking Spaces

The launch of Donegal Age Friendly car parking spaces took place recently at Letterkenny University Hospital by Cathaoirleach Gerry McMonagle accompanied by Liam Ward, Director of Services, Donegal County Council and Assistant chair of Age Friendly Alliance, Sean Murphy, General Manager, Letterkenny University Hospital, Joint Chairpersons of the Older Person’s Forum Mary McGowan and Grainne Hinnes and other members from the Older Persons Council, Peter Byrne, Facilities Manager, LUH, Pat Pric