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Letterkenny’s First COPD Event

Letterkenny University Hospital is organising the first COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) patient information event for people with symptoms of COPD on Thursday 05 September in the Mount Errigal Hotel from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Letterkenny University Hospital marks World No Tobacco Day

All Tobacco Products have Filters, they are called Lungs
On Friday 31 May, to mark the WHO World No Tobacco Day, Letterkenny University Hospital will hold an information session on quitting smoking and the benefits of quitting from 10am to 2pm.

Letterkenny University Hospital has an important message about Stomas and Stoma Care

Having a stoma is only a small part of a bigger picture and does not change you as a person

Rita Marren, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Letterkenny University Hospital explains, “Surgery that involves having a stoma can appear to be a daunting experience. I’d like to let everyone know that after the procedure, the majority of people can return to regular activities and routines with only small adjustments.

Letterkenny University Hospital is inviting Families who have lost a baby to a Snowdrop Art Workshop on 16 May

The Maternity Unit at Letterkenny University Hospital is organising a remembrance art project for families who have lost a baby before, or shortly after birth. 

In collaboration with HSE Create-A-Link, families are being invited to visit the Create-A-Link art studio on the Pearse Road, Letterkenny on Thursday 16 May anytime from 11.30am to 7pm to draw a snowdrop on a canvas which will be later displayed in the stairwell of the Maternity Unit.

Patient Forum at Letterkenny University Hospital – the volunteer’s perspective

Muriel Perry, Chairperson of the Patient Forum at Letterkenny University Hospital, first joined the forum when it began ten years ago and has been an active participant ever since. Muriel, who is from Magheracorran, Convoy is one of three members of the Patient Forum who have been there since the very beginning. The others are Philomena Roarty from Manorcunningham and Madge Robson from Letterkenny.

Letterkenny University Hospital’s Text Reminder Service

Letterkenny University Hospital has introduced a text reminder service for patients who have outpatient appointments at the hospital. From this week the text reminders will be rolled out to all outpatient clinics on a phased basis.

Letterkenny University Hospital addressing sustainability issues in 2019

The Sustainability Team at Letterkenny University Hospital will be focusing on training staff, providing advice and introducing a number of initiatives to reduce the hospital’s impact on the environment in 2019.

Each month there will be a different sustainability focus at the hospital under four themes: waste prevention, water conservation, sustainable transport and energy efficiency.

New Bereavement Room for Parents in the Maternity Unit of Letterkenny University Hospital

Letterkenny University Hospital opened a new bereavement room in the Maternity Unit at the hospital, on Thursday 17 January. The room will be known as the Butterfly Room, taking inspiration from Féileacáin, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland.

Letterkenny University Hospital using healthcare technology to enable better and safer patient care

Over the past 3 years, two new technology projects led by nursing and midwifery staff at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) have been piloted and introduced.

Last month, the HSE’s National Nursing and Midwifery Services Director, Mary Wynne, visited Letterkenny to meet with the staff involved to acknowledge how nurses and midwives in the North West are embracing technology to enable better and safer patient care.

Official launch of the CT scanner funded by The Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital

A new CT scanner was donated by the Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital to the hospital earlier this year and was officially launched today, Friday 30 November.

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