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Roscommon University Hospital using ‘Photo Triage’ during COVID-19 Pandemic

The Plastic Surgery Department at Roscommon University Hospital has been using a ‘photo triage’ process to identify patients who require an urgent consultation, to replace face-to-face consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deidre Jones, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon said, “When our ‘See and Treat’ skin cancer clinics were suspended due to COVID-19, we set up a new pathway to identify patients who required urgent consultation.

Roscommon University Hospital’s Endoscopy Department achieves JAG Accreditation

Last week, following completion of an in-depth accreditation checklist and site assessment earlier this year, the Endoscopy Department at Roscommon University Hospital was successfully awarded accreditation through the UK-based accreditation programme for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy known as the Joint Advisory Group or JAG. The JAG accreditation is regarded as one of the most innovative in the healthcare sector and focuses on a model of care which is patient-centred and work force based.

Roscommon Injury Unit appoints second Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Nadia Finneran, a native of Roscommon Town has become the second Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner (RANP) in Emergency Nursing at Roscommon Injury Unit which is located in the Urgent Care Centre at Roscommon University Hospital.

RANPs are the highest level of clinical experts in the nursing profession in Ireland today.

New Designated Parking for Older People at Roscommon University Hospital

Roscommon University Hospital in association with the hospital’s Patient Council and Patient Experience Committee have officially unveiled two new designated parking spaces for older people at the hospital.

The car parking spaces are located at the main entrance and will enable older people to park closer to the hospital and allow more convenient access with greater ease.

Official Opening of New Suite of X-Ray Equipment in Roscommon University Hospital

The newly upgraded X-ray suite at Roscommon University Hospital has been officially opened by Tony Canavan, CEO of the Saolta University Health Care Group. The project involved refurbishing the existing two X-ray rooms and an investment of over €465,000 in new digital equipment.

Roscommon University Hospital and the Saolta Staff Recognition Awards 2019

Roscommon University Hospital (RUH) won Saolta Staff Recognition Awards in two categories at a ceremony in Mayo on Friday evening.

The Rapid Access Haematuria Service Team won the Award for ‘Award for Innovation in a Clinical Area’ and the ‘Outstanding Employee Award’ was presented to Noreen Fallon, Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist.

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).

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