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Cancer Care West funds new Family Room at University Hospital Galway

Cancer Care West recently funded the furnishing of a new family room for the Corrib Ward in University Hospital Galway. The Corrib Ward is the dedicated oncology ward which opened in the new hospital block last year and the family room provides a peaceful haven where families of patients with cancer can rest, relax, meet with friends and medical staff and if necessary, stay overnight.

Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust celebrate Halloween with event at University Hospital Galway

As part of the many Halloween festivities happening around Galway City and County, Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust are excited to hold a special event to celebrate the spooky season for all staff and their children. A family friendly Halloween event will be held in the staff Canteen in the Old Nurses Home at University Hospital Galway on Sunday October 28th running from 3-5pm.

Saolta Board of Directors, Public Board Meeting 10 October, University Hospital Galway

Public Board Meeting

Date:        Wednesday 10th October 2018

Time:        4 p.m.

Location:  Staff Canteen, Ground Floor, Nurses Home Building, University Hospital Galway 

A public meeting of the Board of Directors of the Saolta University Health Care Group is scheduled for Wednesday 10th October 2018 at 4 p.m.

Three Departments at Galway University Hospitals shortlisted for X-ray and Radiography Awards

The Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy have shortlisted three Departments at Galway University Hospitals for the 2018 Medray Awards. The X-ray Departments at University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital were both short-listed for the X-ray Department of the Year and the Radiotherapy Department at UHG was short-listed for Radiotherapy Department of the year.

‘Blackrock at sunset’ on display in UHG as part of an Arts Trust initiative for all Saolta staff

‘Blackrock at sunset’ by Clint Coen is on display in University Hospital Galway (UHG) as part of ‘Passages’ a hospital staff arts initiative by the Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust which introduced art workshops and art installations to the seven hospitals within the Saolta University Health Care Group.

Cheque Presentation to Oncology patient comfort fund at University Hospital Galway

Mrs Gail Clarke and her husband Peter from Glenamaddy, Co Galway recently presented a cheque for €2,285.00 to the Oncology patient comfort fund, University Hospital Galway.

Cheque presentation to Staff at University Hospital Galway

Ms Carmel Diver and Mrs Agnes Diver from Milford, County Donegal, presented a cheque for €3,000 to Ms Catherine Dowling, Consultant Urological Surgeon at University Hospital Galway in memory of their father and husband John Diver who had been a patient at the hospital under the care of Ms Dowling.

The money was raised through a charity clay pigeon shoot organised by Mulroy Clay Pigeon club in Milford; John founded and ran the club very successfully until he got sick. 

Health Innovation Hub Ireland Opens in the West

Saolta University Health Care Group, NUI Galway and HSE have announced the opening of the newly established ‘Health Innovation Hub Ireland’ based in Galway, which will work with both the Irish health sector and Irish businesses to improve healthcare services. This is a joint national initiative between the Department of Health and the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation with a national oversight group chaired by Enterprise Ireland.

Appointment of new permanent Paediatric Endocrinology Consultant at GUH

Galway University Hospitals (GUH) welcomes the appointment of Dr Niamh McGrath to the role of Paediatric Endocrinology Consultant.

Ms Chris Kane, General Manager, GUH said, “The appointment of Dr McGrath will assist in delivering Endocrinology services to children and we are delighted to have her expertise”.

‘Colours of my Life’ by Céim Eile artist Catherine Cooley at UHG

Catherine Cooley is a self- taught artist who is inspired by the works of Yeats and Van Gogh. Her art is notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold colours. Cooley takes her inspiration from Galway City life, the surrounding landscapes and rural farming childhood memories.

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