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First Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Heart Failure at Letterkenny University Hospital

Letterkenny University Hospital is delighted to announce that Cathy Farrell has recently been appointed as a Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner (RANP) in Heart Failure, the first role of its kind in the Saolta Hospital Group. RANPs are the highest level of clinical experts in the nursing profession in Ireland today.

Visiting Restrictions eased at Letterkenny University Hospital

From Monday 28 June, Letterkenny University Hospital will be easing visiting restrictions and facilitating visits to patients in the ward areas by appointment. Appointments will be staggered across all ward areas each day at 6.30pm, 7.15pm and 8pm.

Seán Murphy, Hospital Manager said, “We are delighted to be in a position to re-introduce visiting from Monday. We will be arranging visits by appointment to minimise the risk of COVID-19 to patients, family members and staff.

100 days of COVID-19 testing at Letterkenny University Hospital Laboratory

After 100 days of COVID-19 testing in the Laboratory at Letterkenny University Hospital, almost 6,200 samples have been tested with results currently reported within 24 hours of receipt. The laboratory is carrying out testing on swabs taken from patients in the hospital, HSE staff (hospital and community based staff) as well as testing samples taken from members of the public referred to community testing hubs by their GPs in County Donegal.

New Cancer Research carried out at Letterkenny University Hospital published

New research from Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) identifies the importance of reducing infective complications after cancer surgery to improve cancer outcomes.

Visiting restrictions continue at Letterkenny University Hospital

Management at Letterkenny University Hospital is reminding the public that strict visiting restrictions remain in place across the hospital in an effort to protect vulnerable patients and health care staff. Across the hospital visiting is only allowed in end of life circumstances and following discussion with the nursing manger on duty.

In the maternity department, patients are not allowed visitors other than in the following circumstances:

Letterkenny University Hospital – Visiting is not permitted due to flu

Due to ongoing cases of flu, Letterkenny University Hospital is asking for the public’s assistance to prevent the spread of infection from the flu and to minimise the chances of it being brought into the hospital.

The hospital would like to remind members of the public that visiting is not permitted at this time.

Letterkenny University Hospital – Visiting Restrictions remain in place this week

Due to ongoing cases of flu, the visiting restrictions at Letterkenny University Hospital remain in place this week, including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

The hospital is reminding members of the public not to visit the hospital.

Letterkenny University Hospital Visiting Restrictions Remain in Place This Weekend

Due to ongoing cases of flu, the visiting restrictions at Letterkenny University Hospital will remain in place this weekend (13-15 December).

The hospital is reminding members of the public not to visit the hospital.

Visiting Restrictions to remain in place over the Weekend

The visiting restrictions at Letterkenny University Hospital will remain in place this weekend (06-09 December).

The hospital is reminding members of the public not to visit the hospital.

Seán Murphy, General Manager Letterkenny University Hospital said, “We are appealing to people to cooperate with the visiting restrictions so that we can protect the many very sick patients in the hospital.

Letterkenny University Hospital leading Emergency Surgery Research

As part of the Centre for Personalised Medicine, Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) is working with Altnagelvin Hospital, Ulster University and Letterkenny Institute of Technology to improve the treatment and care of patients requiring emergency surgery.

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