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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.

New Maternity Unit Visiting Times at Letterkenny University Hospital

Following feedback from new parents and in line with best practice guidelines internationally, the Maternity Unit at Letterkenny University Hospital is introducing new visiting times.

Letterkenny University Hospital Introduces Reusable Coffee Cups for Staff

As part of Letterkenny University Hospital’s plan to reduce its impact on the environment in 2019, the Sustainability Team at the hospital teamed up with Donegal County Council to introduce reusable coffee cups for staff working in both organisations.

The reusable cups feature a design created by the hospital’s Catering Managers Mark Duffy and Arindam Ghosh along with Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer from Donegal County Council.  

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