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Roscommon University Hospital awarded Gold Happy Heart Award

Roscommon University Hospital awarded Gold Happy Heart Award

The Irish Heart Foundation has awarded the Gold Happy Heart Award to Roscommon University Hospital in recognition of the ongoing work at the hospital to promote healthy eating in the workplace.

Successful Haematuria Pilot at Roscommon University Hospital forms part of National Urology Strategy

Roscommon University Hospital was delighted to host the launch of the new urology model of care for Ireland on Friday 06 September.

New Patient Experience Enhancement Initiatives launched at RUH

New Patient Experience Enhancement Initiatives launched at RUH

In response to feedback from last year’s National Patient Experience Survey, Roscommon University Hospital has introduced a number of new initiatives to enhance the patients’ experience at the hospital. These include a new Patient Information Booklet and Folder and Patient Comfort Packs.

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.

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