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HSE team in the West urges everyone in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon to continue their efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19

Hospital and Community Health Services Managers in the West, together with their colleagues in Public Health have today reiterated the appeal to everyone living and working in counties Galway, Roscommon and Mayo to continue with their efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Saolta e-Newsletter Issue 42 COVID-19 Special Edition

Welcome to the Summer 2020 COVID-19 special edition of the Saolta University Health Care Group newsletter.  This is a COVID-19 special edition looking back at the last number of months.

Click here to download a copy of the Saolta e-Newsletter Issue 42 Summer 2020

Roscommon University Hospital using ‘Photo Triage’ during COVID-19 Pandemic

The Plastic Surgery Department at Roscommon University Hospital has been using a ‘photo triage’ process to identify patients who require an urgent consultation, to replace face-to-face consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deidre Jones, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon said, “When our ‘See and Treat’ skin cancer clinics were suspended due to COVID-19, we set up a new pathway to identify patients who required urgent consultation.

Supporting heart failure patients to avoid hospital during COVID-19 pandemic

The cardiology team at Galway University Hospitals (GUH) has carried out a first-in-man clinical trial for a sensor which detects changes in the health of patients with heart failure and securely transmits the information to the care team for review, allowing for clinical intervention to prevent a heart failure flare-up resulting in urgent hospitalisation.

Sligo University Hospital and recent changes to the Outpatient Clinics

Management at Sligo University Hospital are reminding the public that patients attending outpatient appointments at the hospital to enter the hospital via the temporary main entrance which is currently located on the Mall side of the hospital.

A number of changes at Sligo University Hospital in preparation for increase in patients attending with COVID-19

A number of changes in how patients access Sligo University Hospital will be in place from Monday, April 6th. This is to ensure that patients who need to attend the hospital can do so safely during the current COVID-19 public health emergency.