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Connacht Rugby squad join staff to launch Flu Vaccine Campaign at University Hospital Galway

Connacht Rugby squad join staff to launch Flu Vaccine Campaign at University Hospital Galway

Members of the Connacht rugby squad joined staff from the Saolta University Health Care Group and HSE to launch the Group's flu vaccine campaign at University Hospital Galway on 28 September. This year, the Saolta Group and the HSE are particularly requesting health care workers to get the vaccine to protect themselves, their families and their patients.

Galway University Hospitals launch first ever Dementia Awareness Programme in the Republic of Ireland

Galway University Hospitals launch first ever Dementia Awareness Programme in the Republic of Ireland

Galway University Hospitals and Saolta University Health Care Group, in collaboration with the founder of the Butterfly Scheme, Barbara Hodkinson, officially launched the ‘Butterfly Scheme’ in Galway University Hospitals on Wednesday 21 September.  The Butterfly Scheme allows people with temporary confusion, memory loss and dementia to make this fact clear to hospital staff and provides staff with practical training to offer a simple, five-point, targeted response to meet their needs.

Available appointment as Chair of the Saolta Group Board

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Stateboards.ie, an online portal through which appointments to vacancies on State Boards are advertised, has announced an available appointment. The appointment available is the Chair of the Saolta University Health Care Group Board.

Stroke Support Group Information Evening

Stroke Support Group Information Evening

Roscommon’s first ever weekly support group for stroke survivors will be launched by the Irish Heart Foundation and members of the Roscommon University Hospital stroke team at a public information evening in Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon on September 29th.

Galway University Hospitals Stoma Care information evening

Galway University Hospitals Stoma Care information evening

Galway University Hospitals Stoma Care Unit is holding a free public information meeting for anyone who has had stoma surgery on September 21st next at 6.30pm in the Ardilaun Hotel, Galway. Family, friends and carers are also welcome to attend.

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

Saolta Group Marks World Sepsis Day

Saolta Group Marks World Sepsis Day

World Sepsis Day (WSD) saw initiatives in all hospitals across the Saolta University Health Care Group to promote sepsis awareness amongst hospital staff, patients, relatives and members of the public.

WSD was marked this year across all hospitals in the Saolta Group and the improvements made in sepsis identification and treatment throughout the hospitals were highlighted for patients and staff.

UHG marks World Physiotherapy Day

UHG marks World Physiotherapy Day

Physiotherapists Niamh O'Malley & Eoghan O'Regan mark World Physiotherapy Day at UHG with John Lennon

Cycle for Diabetes - Sunday 02 October

Cycle for Diabetes - Sunday 02 October 2016

The Diabetes Unit, University Hospital Galway are organising a 50km cycle for diabetes.  The cycle will take place on Sunday 02 October at 9.30am from the Claddagh Hall Galway.  Registration for the cycle is available here

The monies raised will go to Diabetes Care West for educational and activity events for people with Diabetes. 

All support greatly appreciated. 

Diabetes Team, UHG. 

 

Minister for Health opens New Endoscopy Unit at Roscommon University Hospital

Minister for Health opens New Endoscopy Unit at Roscommon University Hospital

The new Endoscopy Unit at Roscommon University Hospital (RUH) was officially opened on Wednesday, 07 September by Mr Simon Harris TD, Minister for Health.  The new unit which opened its doors on 01 June, 2016 is a modern, patient-centred facility with two procedure rooms, a first stage and second stage recovery room and a reception area.

Radiology Department at Portiuncula University Hospital shortlisted for 2016 MEDRAY award - Public can support the Radiology Department by voting online before 14 September

Radiology Department at Portiuncula University Hospital shortlisted for 2016 MEDRAY award  - Public can support the Radiology Department by voting online before 14 September

The Radiology Department at Portiuncula University Hospital Ballinasloe has just been shortlisted for the 2016 MEDRAY Award. The Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy (IIRRT) once again have teamed up with MEDRAY Imaging Systems to the MEDRAY Award  to a Radiographer / Radiation Therapist / Radiology Department who deals with many difficult and challenging tasks while in practice.

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