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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.

Galway University Hospitals go live with ‘Online Bill Payment’

Galway University Hospitals go live with ‘Online Bill Payment’

Galway University Hospital (University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital) have recently added a pay your hospital bill online function to the Saolta website. Patients can now use the website to pay their hospital bill securely using a credit or debit card. When completing the process online, patients will be requested to input the invoice number and their details.

Artist Tory Irvine officially launches art work ‘T H R I V E’ on the Arts Corridor of UHG

'T H R I V E' by artist Tory Irvine was officially launched on the Arts Corridor of University Hospital Galway at 6 pm on Thursday June 7th. Irvine is an abstract, contemporary artist interested in emotional health. The exhibition features a series of paintings, which are vibrant, expressive & colourful. Working with acrylics on paper, Irvine layers washes and blocks of colour with a spontaneous energy. 

Cheque presentation to Patient Comfort Fund, Claddagh Ward, UHG

The family of Lily Flaherty recently visited University Hospital Galway and presented a cheque of €900.00 which was raised through a fitness fundraising event for the Patient Comfort Fund, Claddagh ward, University Hospital. Galway.

'T H R I V E' an exhibition by artist Tory Irvine at UHG

'T H R I V E' by artist Tory Irvine, a contemporary abstract exhibition will launch on the Arts Corridor of University Hospital Galway at 6 pm on Thursday June 7th and will run until Sunday July 1st. Irvine is an abstract artist interested in emotional health. The exhibition features a series of paintings, which are vibrant, expressive & colourful. Working with acrylics on paper, Irvine layers washes and blocks of colour with a spontaneous energy. 

Galway University Hospitals to hold Stoma Care information evening

Galway University Hospitals Stoma Care Unit will hold their annual free public information meeting for anyone who has had or is contemplating stoma surgery on 31 May in Clayton Hotel, Galway from 6pm to 9pm. Family members, friends and carers are also welcome to attend. 

Entitled “A stoma in your life “, the evening will focus on quality of life issues and looking together at positive influences on living with a stoma. 

Galway University Hospitals launch ‘Planning your discharge from Hospital Booklet’

Galway University Hospitals launch ‘Planning your discharge from Hospital Booklet’

Galway University Hospitals recently launched their ‘Planning your discharge from Hospital Booklet’ which will support patients, their carer’s and families to understand how their discharge or transfer from hospital will take place.

The need was identified to produce a booklet following the National Patient Experience Survey May 2017 results, where respondent’s to the survey at GUH said they would like to receive more information in relation to their discharge from hospital.

Patient Experience Fair Day at UHG

Patient Experience Fair Day at UHG

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) along with the Patient Experience Committee, University Hospital Galway host their second Patient Experience Fair Day presenting their improvement plans and changes that have already been implemented for patients, their families, carers and staff.

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