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Statement in relation to outpatient cancellations in SUH and LUH due to adverse weather

Due to the weather warnings issued by Met Eireann directly related to storm Ophelia, all outpatient appointments in Sligo University Hospital and Letterkenny University Hospital are cancelled for Monday 16th October.

Patients are advised not to travel to the hospitals unless absolutely necessary. We will be in contact with this group of patients to reschedule their appointment as quickly as possible.

Statement in relation to ‘red’ weather warning for Galway and Mayo health services

 

Hospital services

Due to the weather warnings issued by Met Eireann directly related to storm Ophelia, the Saolta University Health Care Group is cancelling all outpatient appointments in University Hospital Galway, Merlin Park University Hospital, Portiuncula University Hospital and Mayo University Hospital on Monday 16th October. 

Galway University Hospitals Stress Control Programme

Galway University Hospitals Stress Control Programme

6 Week Programme covering:-  Learning about stress; Controlling your body; Controlling your thoughts; Controlling your actions; Controlling your panic; Controlling your sleep & maintaining wellbeing for the future.

Dates:    Weekly on Tuesdays commencing 24thOctober– 28th November (6weeks in total)

Venue:   Board Room, Ground Floor, Nurses Home, GUH.

Time:     4.30 -6.00 pm

All Welcome

Launch of flu vaccine campaign for healthcare staff

Launch of flu vaccine campaign for healthcare staff

The Saolta University Health Care Group and HSE Community Healthcare Organisation CHO 2 (Galway, Mayo and Roscommon) together with the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences NUI Galway, today (Oct 4th) launched the flu vaccine campaign at University Hospital Galway. This year the Saolta Group , CHO 2 and NUI Galway are partnering with UNICEF. For every flu vaccine given to staff, 10 polio vaccines will be donated to UNICEF.

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. 

RUH is looking for Patient Council volunteers

Roscommon University Hospital is looking for Patient Council volunteers

Roscommon University Hospital is currently looking for people to volunteer to be part of a patient  council. The aim of the patient council is to work closely with staff in RUH to improve the  experience patients have when using the services of the hospital.

Professor Mary McAleese Officially Opens new Family Room and Refurbished Mortuary Viewing Room in RUH

Professor Mary McAleese Officially Opens new Family Room and Refurbished Mortuary Viewing Room in RUH

Former President of Ireland, Professor Mary McAleese visited Roscommon University Hospital yesterday, Monday, 25 September to officially open the Design and Dignity Family Room and Refurbished Mortuary Viewing Room.

“Teddies for Loving Care” donation to Roscommon University Hospital

“Teddies for Loving Care” donation to Roscommon University Hospital

Franco Magliocco of Lodge 248 Roscommon and Nigel Foley-Fisher, Provincial Grand Master-South Connaught (Freemasons of Ireland) donating teddies to the Urgent Care Centre, Roscommon University Hospital for staff to give to children who are anxious about being in hospital.

Sign Language training helps health staff to assist deaf and hard of hearing patients and clients

Sign Language training helps health staff to assist deaf and hard of hearing patients and clients

Twelve health service staff recently completed sign language training to enable them to communicate better when working with deaf and hard of hearing patients, clients and colleagues.

Department of Public Health confirm case of TB

Department of Public Health confirm case of TB

The HSE West Department of Public Health can confirm that a case of tuberculosis (TB) has been identified in University Hospital Galway. In line with best medical practice TB screening will offered to patients and staff who had close contact with the person. All people who had close prolonged contact have been identified and we are in the process of contacting them. The risk of transmission of disease is considered to be low. The patient is being managed appropriately.

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