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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.

Great engagement at Letterkenny University Hospital Sustainability Awareness Day

Letterkenny University Hospitals Green Sustainability Team in conjunction with HSE Estates recently held a Sustainability Awareness Day in the hospital.  

The main focus of the day was to encourage staff and members of the public to become aware of the energy being consumed both in the home and workplace.

Letterkenny Project Commended for “Improving Working Lives” at UK Awards

Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH), along with three UK NHS Health Services, was shortlisted for the 2018 Allocate UK and Ireland Awards under the “Improving Working Lives” category. The Allocate UK and Ireland Awards recognise those who create new ways of working to meet the demands of modern healthcare organisations.

The LUH project looked at an online solution to match the availability of temporary staff with available shift work.

Patient Internet Access now available at Letterkenny University Hospital

Letterkenny University Hospital has recently launched free public access WiFi in the main hospital campus. The WiFi is accessible under the ‘Eir Guest’ login and is available to patients, visitors and staff in the hospital.

Quality and Patient Safety Symposium at Letterkenny University Hospital

Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) recently held a Quality and Patient Safety Symposium which was open to all staff in the hospital. The event was very well attended with over 500 participants from all disciplines and grades taking part over the course of 3 days.

Letterkenny Surgeon Appointed to European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Mr Antony Shaju, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Letterkenny University Hospital has been appointed to the Examining Committee of the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. This academic appointment further enhances Letterkenny University Hospital as a destination teaching hospital for Orthopaedic  trainees.

EU invests €8.8 million euros in cross border acute hospital services

An €8.8 million EU INTERREG VA funded cross-border project has been launched, 13,000 patients are to benefit from Cross border services. The CAWT Acute Services Project has recently secured this EU funding to assess and treat higher volumes of patients more effectively through improvements to and modernisation of current service delivery models.

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