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Green Campus information and health screening day at Sligo University Hospital

To celebrate European Sustainability Energy day and European Obesity Day, Sligo University Hospital hosted a ‘Green Campus’ health screening day for staff, patients and service users in its main foyer on 16 May.

Step challenge 2018 at Sligo University Hospital

Sligo University hospital registered for the Smarter Travel Step to Health challenge which commenced on 23rd of April and concluded 27th of May 2018. The steps to health challenge was a 5 week step challenge which required participants to record their daily step counts using a pedometer. Participants were given a pedometer and record card to enable them to record their daily step counts. Participants were required to record their daily step counts 7 days a week for 5 weeks.

SUH asks members of the public to join the hospital’s Patient Engagement Forum

SUH asks members of the public to join the hospital’s Patient Engagement Forum

Sligo University Hospital (SUH) would like to invite members of the public to apply to be part of hospital’s Patient Engagement Forum.

SUH Flu vaccine prize winners

SUH Flu vaccine prize winners

The draw for the prizes for staff who had the flu vaccine was held recently in Sligo University Hospital with Anne Marie Mahon and Niamh Finlay from Occupational Health making the draw . The lucky winners were:

Caolan Coleman, Medical Intern
Jonathan Morrissey, Microbiology Dept
Niamh Walsh , CNM 2 OPD
Helena Haran, Physiotherapist 

Transition Year students experience "A Day in the life of Sligo University Hospital"

Transition Year students experience "A Day in the life of Sligo University Hospital"

Transition Year students from a number of Sligo schools took part in the annual Sligo University Hospital's three day Transition Year programme. They received an overview of the many career opportunities available to them at Sligo University Hospital, including medicine, nursing, the national ambulance service, the laboratory and a variety of allied health professional roles.


Saolta University Health Care Group (formally West/North West Hospitals Group) is one of six new hospital groups announced by the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly TD in May, 2013, as part of a re-organisation of public hospitals into more efficient and accountable hospital groups that will deliver improved outcomes for patients.

The Group's Academic Partner is NUI Galway.
By working in groups, hospital services will be provided by the hospitals in each group based on the evidence-based needs of their populations. Each group of hospitals will work together as single cohesive entities managed as one, to provide acute care for patients in their area, integrating with community and primary care. This will maximise the amount of care delivered locally, whilst ensuring complex care is safely provided in larger hospitals.
The objectives of the groups are to:
  • Achieve the highest standard of quality and uniformity in hospital care across the group;
  • Deliver cost effective hospital care in a timely and sustainable manner;
  • Encourage and support clinical and managerial leaders;
  • Ensure high standards of governance, both clinical and corporate and recruit and retain high quality nurses, NCHDs, consultants, allied health professionals and administrators in all our hospitals.
Saolta University Health Care Group has 1,770 beds and 7,620 staff and a budget of €600m.

Patients are at the heart of everything we do.  Our mission is to provide high quality and equitable services for all by delivering care based on excellence in clinical practice, teaching, and research, grounded in kindness, compassion and respect, whilst developing our staff and becoming a model employer.



Our Vision is to build on excellent foundations already laid, further developing and integrating our Group, fulfilling our role as an exemplar, and becoming the first Trust in Ireland.



Respect - We aim to be an organisation where privacy, dignity, and individual needs are respected, where staff are valued, supported and involved in decision–making, and where diversity is celebrated, recognising that working in a respectful environment will enable us to achieve more.

Compassion    We will treat all patients and family members with dignity, sensitivity and empathy.

Kindness  -  Whilst we develop our organisation as a business, we will remember it is a service, and treat our patients and each other with kindness and humanity.

Quality  -  We seek continuous quality improvement in all we do, through creativity, innovation, education and research.

Learning  -   We will nurture and encourage lifelong learning and continuous improvement, attracting, developing and retaining high quality staff, enabling them to fulfill their  potential.

Integrity  -  through our governance arrangements and or value system, we will ensure all of our services are transparent, trustworthy and reliable and delivered to the highest ethical standards, taking responsibility and accountability for our actions.

Teamworking  -  we will engage and empower our staff, sharing best practise and strengthening relationships with our partners and patients to achieve our Mission.

Communication  -  we aim to communicate with patients, the public, our staff and stakeholders, empowering them to actively participate in all aspects of the service, encouraging inclusiveness, openness and accountability.


These Values shape our strategy to create an organisational culture and ethos to deliver high quality and safe services for all we serve and that staff are rightly proud of.

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