You are here

Hospitals at Saolta University Health Care Group

Great engagement at Letterkenny University Hospital Sustainability Awareness Day

Letterkenny University Hospitals Green Sustainability Team in conjunction with HSE Estates recently held a Sustainability Awareness Day in the hospital.  

The main focus of the day was to encourage staff and members of the public to become aware of the energy being consumed both in the home and workplace.

Letterkenny Project Commended for “Improving Working Lives” at UK Awards

Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH), along with three UK NHS Health Services, was shortlisted for the 2018 Allocate UK and Ireland Awards under the “Improving Working Lives” category. The Allocate UK and Ireland Awards recognise those who create new ways of working to meet the demands of modern healthcare organisations.

The LUH project looked at an online solution to match the availability of temporary staff with available shift work.

Patient Internet Access now available at Letterkenny University Hospital

Letterkenny University Hospital has recently launched free public access WiFi in the main hospital campus. The WiFi is accessible under the ‘Eir Guest’ login and is available to patients, visitors and staff in the hospital.

Quality and Patient Safety Symposium at Letterkenny University Hospital

Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) recently held a Quality and Patient Safety Symposium which was open to all staff in the hospital. The event was very well attended with over 500 participants from all disciplines and grades taking part over the course of 3 days.

Letterkenny Surgeon Appointed to European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Mr Antony Shaju, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Letterkenny University Hospital has been appointed to the Examining Committee of the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. This academic appointment further enhances Letterkenny University Hospital as a destination teaching hospital for Orthopaedic  trainees.

Pages

The Saolta University Health Care Group provides acute and specialist hospital services to the West and North West of Ireland – counties Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal and adjoining counties.

The Group's Academic Partner is NUI Galway.
 

Vision
Our vision is to be a leading academic Hospital Group providing excellent integrated patient-centred care delivered by skilled caring staff.

Saolta Guiding Principles

Care - Compassion - Trust - Learning

Our guiding principles are to work in partnership with patients and other healthcare providers across the continuum of care to:

  • Deliver high quality, safe, timely and equitable patient care by developing and ensuring sustainable clinical services to meet the needs of our population.
  • Deliver integrated services across the Saolta Group Hospitals, with clear lines of responsibility, accountability and authority, whilst maintaining individual hospital site integrity.
  • Continue to develop and improve our clinical services supported by education, research and innovation, in partnership with NUI Galway and other academic partners.
  • Recruit, retain and develop highly-skilled multidisciplinary teams through support, engagement and empowerment.
Saolta Strategy 2019-2023

We have developed a five year strategy which outlines the vision and framework for the Group’s strategic development from 2019 to 2023.

We are committed to ensuring that our patients are at the centre of all service design, development and delivery. Over the five years of the strategy we will further develop our services, both clinical and organisational based around seven key themes: Quality and Patient Safety; Patient Access; Governance and Integration; Skilled Caring Staff; Education Research and Innovation; eHealth and Infrastructure. These will be our key areas of focus to enable us to meet the future needs of our patients.

We have identified 20 priority projects across the Group which are aligned with Sláintecare’s goals. They include a number of clinical and organisational projects which are focused on further improving services for our patients and staff. We will continue to work very closely with our colleagues in the community both Community Healthcare West and Community Health Organisation 1 in the North West to deliver more streamlined care to our patients in line with the national focus of bringing services closer to patients.

A key theme within this strategy and its successful implementation is the development of Managed Clinical and Academic Networks. While the tertiary referral centre for the Group is University Hospital Galway, it is essential that all our hospitals work more closely together in delivering services to address the challenges facing us across our region. These networks will ensure that specialities in individual hospitals will no longer work in isolation but as a networked team which will improve clinical quality and patient safety. It will also support collective learning/sharing of expertise and will be supported by education, training, research and audit programmes. It will result in safer, standardised and more sustainable services for our patients and improved recruitment and retention of staff.

To read the full strategy, click here.

 

Letterkenny University Hospital Map

Letterkenny university hospital letterkenny

Click here to view guide