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Press Information

The Saolta Communications Team provide support internal and external communication functions to the Saolta University Health Care Group. Some of these areas include: 

  • Communications strategy and planning; public relations advisory services; communications training & development
  • Press & media relations; media monitoring and analysis; media training
  • Social marketing and behaviour change campaigns, public information and advertising
  • Website development support for
  • Social media strategy and management
  • Video and audio content development
  • Crisis communications & emergency planning
  • Internal/staff communications; publications, reports and health literacy
  • Saolta Staff Magazine - content production, publishing and distribution

Saolta University Health Care Group consists of the following hospitals:

  • University Hospital Galway
  • Merlin Park University Hospital
  • Sligo University Hospital
  • Letterkenny University Hospital
  • Mayo University Hospital
  • Portiuncula University Hospital
  • Roscommon University Hospital

You can contact the Saolta Communications Department in the following ways:
MAY 2021 
The ransomware attack on the HSE IT systems is impacting the Saolta Communications Department. For the duration of the IT outage, please use the following email for queries:
We apologise in advance for any delay in our response time.

Caroline Crawford
Head of Communications 
091 893410
086 3029989

Aoife Morrissy 
Communications Manager

Grainne Killilea
Communications Officer

Mella Walsh 
Communications & Digital Officer 

For information on the Communications team for other HSE areas, click here.

Freedom of Information
Section 8 of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014 requires the Saolta University Health Care Group to prepare and publish as much information as possible in an open and accessible manner on a routine basis outside of FOI, having regard to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability. The scheme commits us to making information available as part of our normal business activities.
If the information you require is not currently made publicly available on the Saolta website, you may wish to consider making a Freedom of Information Request.