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Candle light ceremony to mark International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Candle light ceremony to mark International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

The Midwifery team at University Hospital Galway will hold a candle lighting ceremony to mark International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on Sunday, 15 October at 3.30pm in the staff canteen of the nurses home, University Hospital Galway. 

Collection of Poetry launches in UHG in aid of Breast Cancer Research

Collection of Poetry launches in UHG in aid of Breast Cancer Research

Eight women poets who live, or have lived, in Galway ­— Marie Cadden, Marion Cox, Mary Hanlon, Susan Lindsay, Mary Madec, Mari Maxwell, Robyn Rowland and Lorna Shaugnessy —  and who have had experiences with breast cancer are being published in a collection of poems called Bosom Pals, which deals with their experiences of breast cancer.

Cancer Care West supports new hospital based Psycho-oncology Service at University Hospital Galway

Cancer Care West supports new hospital based Psycho-oncology Service at University Hospital Galway

Cancer Care West has recently commenced an oncology psychological support service for in-patients being treated for cancer in University Hospital Galway. UHG is now only the third hospital in Ireland with a recognized psycho-oncology service, the other two being St James’ and St Vincent’s in Dublin.

Galway University Hospital sign contract to implement new electronic based patient record system

Galway University Hospital sign contract to implement new electronic based patient record system

A €2.5 million contract was signed this week between the HSE, the Saolta University Health Care Group, GUH and software company Kainos Evolve to implement a new electronic based patient record system in Galway University Hospitals. The contract includes software customisation and scanning over a five year period.

Bike Fest 14 June 2017 UHG

Bike Fest 14 June 2017 UHG

BIKE FEST GALWAY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL 14TH JUNE 2017

10am – 1pm:      Bike Tent Expert Advice
Location:             Main entrance

12pm – 2pm:      Staff Spinathon
Location:             Main entrance to staff canteen

 

Children's Remembrance Day Committee to hold Special Mass of Remembrance

Children's Remembrance Day Committee to hold Special Mass of Remembrance

The Children's Remembrance Day Committee, University Hospital Galway is inviting parents and their families who have experienced the death of a child before birth, shortly after birth or at a later stage to remember their loved ones in a special Mass of Remembrance, which will take place on Sunday 28 May in the Holy Family Church, Mervue, Galway. 

Centenarian celebrations at University Hospital Galway

Centenarian celebrations at University Hospital Galway

Martin Connaire, Aille, Loughrea and Mary Clancy, Walter Macken Place, Mervue, celebrating their 100 Birthdays at University Hospital Galway on Friday with Dr. Thomas Walsh, Consultant Geriatrician and Stroke Physician, Staff Nurse Niamh Molloy and Maura Linnane, Nurse Manager. 

Transition Year students experience life as a junior doctor at the Saolta Simulation Centre

Transition Year students experience life as a junior doctor at the Saolta Simulation Centre

NUI Galway and University Hospital Galway recently hosted its 4th SIMMED School programme; a dedicated innovative programme for Transition Year students who are interested in exploring medicine as a career.  120 Transition Year students from all around the country took part in the programme this year.

Neurotransmitter – Promoting Innovation in Health Care

Neurotransmitter – Promoting Innovation in Health Care

Ten teams of healthcare professionals came together on Thursday, 06 April in the Portershed, Galway to pitch their ideas as part of Neurotransmitter Innovation Event – a mentoring forum for healthcare professionals with early stage ideas to change and improve services for their patients.

Renmore ICA ‘Twiddle Muffs’ Project supports Butterfly Scheme in Galway University Hospitals

Renmore ICA ‘Twiddle Muffs’ Project supports Butterfly Scheme in Galway University Hospitals

Renmore Irish Countrywomen’s Association group (ICA) have come on board to support the Butterfly Scheme Committee in Galway University Hospitals (GUH) by making twiddle muffs for hospital patients with dementia. Rose Mary Conneely of Renmore ICA came across the idea of the twiddle muff while attending the ICA centre in An Grianan. Rose Mary advises, “While attending An Grianan I was introduced to the twiddle muff concept and received a copy of the pattern which is utilised in the NHS.