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Roscommon University Hospital first in the country to deliver Frailty Education Programme to Hospital Doctors

Frailty is a common real life condition with up to 30% of people >75 years being affected. To meet the complex needs of older people requires our healthcare systems to adapt and recognise frailty as a real life condition. This is particularly relevant for Roscommon University Hospital (RUH) which serves the West/Northwest and which has shown to have the largest population of residing older adults in Ireland (DOH, 2016).

First Phlebotomist post for Roscommon University Hospital

Roscommon University Hospital (RUH) welcomes Niamh Bates, the first Phlebotomist to be appointed to the hospital.  Niamh joins the Laboratory Department and her addition to the service will provide all departments within the hospital with more timely access to blood results.

Phlebotomists are trained to draw blood from a patient (mostly from veins) for clinical or medical testing.

Roscommon appoints Ireland’s first Specialist Cancer Nurse

Bernadette Finneran, born in Manchester and living in County Roscommon for the last 30 years has been appointed as a Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner (RANP) in Plastic Surgery at Roscommon University Hospital. Bernadette is the first RANP specialising in skin cancer in Ireland and is only one of three RANP posts in Plastic Surgery nationally. RANPs are the highest level of clinical experts in the nursing profession in Ireland today.

Roscommon University Hospital’s first Endoscopy Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner

The endoscopy service at Roscommon University Hospital has been developing year on year with a corresponding increase in activity with almost 3900 procedures conducted in 2018.

Roscommon University Hospital introduces new Feedback Manikins for CPR Training

Roscommon Univeristy Hospital (RUH) have introduced new Instrumented Direct Feedback Device (IDFD) Resuscitation Manikins which will provide visual feedback on the rate and depth of compressions during Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training.

RUH wins Radiographer of the Year at the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy Medray Awards

Ann Marie Healy, Radiographer at Roscommon University Hospital was awarded ‘Radiographer of the Year’ at the annual Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy (IIRRT) Medray Awards which were presented during the IIRRT Conference in Galway on Saturday.

Roscommon University Hospital short-listed for X-ray award

The Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy has shortlisted the X-Ray Department at Roscommon University Hospital for the 2018 Medray Radiography Department of the Year Award.

In the West for the Visit of Pope Francis? The Roscommon Minor Injuries Unit is here if you need it

With around 45,000 people heading to Knock Shrine for the visit of his holiness, Pope Francis on Sunday 26 August, Roscommon University Hospital would like to remind people that the hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit will be open from 8am to 8pm to treat minor injuries in adults and children over the age of 5.

RUH Sun Awareness Day in association with Roscommon GAA

The Department of Plastic Surgery, Roscommon University Hospital held a Safe Sun and Awareness Health Promotion Event in association with Roscommon GAA in Dr. Hyde Park recently as part of an Open Day for Roscommon GAA Supporters. During the campaign, staff from the Department of Plastic Surgery provided high quality, evidence-based information on preventative measures, safe sun practices and timely recognition of skin cancers.

RUH – Shortlisted at the Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Recognition Awards

RUH – Shortlisted at the Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Recognition Awards

The 3rd Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Recognition Awards took place recently in the Ardilaun Hotel Galway and Roscommon University Hospital was shortlisted for awards in two categories.

Over 145 projects or initiatives from services and departments across all of the hospitals in the Saolta Group were nominated in seven different categories. Winners were presented with their awards by Saolta Group CEO Maurice Power and Group Director of Nursing and Midwifery Jean Kelly.