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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. 

Merlin Campus Environmental Appreciation Day

Merlin Campus Environmental Appreciation Day

Merlin Campus Environmental Appreciation Day was held in Merlin Park University Hospital on Monday 24th  April with representatives attending from Saolta University Health Care Group and Community Health Organisation CHO2, Galway, Mayo and Roscommon together with others located on site, for example the Irish Wheelchair Association.

Roscommon University Hospital Safe Sun and Skin Awareness Campaign

Roscommon University Hospital Safe Sun and Skin Awareness Campaign

The Department of Plastic Surgery in Roscommon University Hospital recently hosted a very successful Safe Sun and Awareness Campaign. The aim of the campaign was to increase knowledge among patients, visitors and members of the public regarding the dangers of sun exposure, the benefits of sun protection and how to adopt safe sun practices prior to the holiday season. 

Patients and staff in Irish Hospitals to receive ‘Menu of Poems’ for Poetry Day Ireland

Patients and staff in Irish Hospitals to receive ‘Menu of Poems’ for Poetry Day Ireland

To celebrate Poetry Day Ireland on Thursday 27 April 2017, a Menu of Poems called ‘You. Just You’ will be distributed throughout Irish hospital wards, waiting rooms and other healthcare settings for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy. The poetry was selected by poet Yrsa Daley-Ward. Daley-Ward will be visiting Ireland for the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, to read at an event and to launch the Poems for Patience Series at University Hospital Galway.

#hellomynameis: A compassionate care initiative for Roscommon University Hospital

#hellomynameis:  A compassionate care initiative for Roscommon University Hospital

Roscommon University Hospital (RUH) recently launched the #hellomynameis campaign.  The aim of the campaign is to enhance compassionate care by reminding healthcare professionals to introduce themselves to patients in all healthcare interactions. And the main message is to promote high quality communication in order to treat patients with dignity and respect.

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.

Irishkidneydiet.ie – An education website for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Irishkidneydiet – An education website for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Irishkidneydiet.ie is the brain child of a small group of Dietitians from the Renal Interest Group of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute. The vision behind the website was to create a patient education website covering all aspects of the renal diet for people with chronic kidney disease and their Carers.  For the last number of years Renal patients have been checking out websites available for their condition.

Organ Donation Week at University Hospital Galway

Organ Donation Week at University Hospital Galway

 

Triona Cleary, transplant recipient and staff member at University Hospital Galway pictured with Pauline May, Organ Donation Nurse Manager, Saolta University Health Group and Angeline Cook, Irish Kidney Association and kidney transplant recipient of 21 years during Organ Donation Week 2017 at University Hospital Galway. 

Roscommon University Hospital launches Calorie Posting Policy

Roscommon University Hospital launches Calorie Posting Policy

Roscommon University Hospital (RUH) officially launched their Calorie Posting Policy  as part of the HSE’s Healthy Ireland Policy.

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