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PRECISE Study – Antibody Test for COVID-19 underway at UHG

A national study to look at the rates of previous COVID-19 infections in healthcare workers is currently underway at University Hospital Galway and St James’s Hospital in Dublin. Staff currently working in these two hospitals are being invited to have a blood test to determine the presence of COVID-19 antibodies. This PRECISE study will be repeated in six months and the data compared. 

 

HSE team in the West urges everyone in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon to continue their efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19

Hospital and Community Health Services Managers in the West, together with their colleagues in Public Health have today reiterated the appeal to everyone living and working in counties Galway, Roscommon and Mayo to continue with their efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Galway University Hospitals to host virtual Ecumenical Memorial Service

Galway University Hospitals (GUH) will host its 11th annual Ecumenical Memorial Service in remembrance of deceased patients of the hospital on Wednesday 07 October at 7pm. The service will be streamed live from the hospital chapel on https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/uhg-chapel

Technology connecting families in ICU in University Hospital Galway

University Hospital Galway (UHG) has introduced a new video call system known as ICU FamilyLink which will enable contact between families, patients and the clinical teams providing care. This is particularly important as currently visitors are not permitted in the hospital, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Using technology to care for patients with Cystic Fibrosis at University Hospital Galway

The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Team at University Hospital Galway is using online video conferencing to replace face-to-face outpatient appointments during the COVID-19 outbreak.

New Radiation Oncology Centre at University Hospital Galway

Construction will shortly begin on a new three-storey radiation oncology centre at University Hospital Galway. The facility will include seven radiotherapy treatment vaults, a brachytherapy suite, two CT rooms, on-treatment support and ancillary physics, treatment planning and administration facilities.

UHG wins ‘BIG Switch Off’ Energy Saving Award

University Hospital Galway was named winner of the ‘BIG Switch Off’ competition for a staff awareness campaign during the month of October and the reduction of energy consumption over the October bank holiday weekend last year.

Visiting Restrictions in place at University Hospital Galway

Due to an increase in the number of patients with flu in University Hospital Galway (UHG), visiting restrictions are in place on St Nicholas’s Ward.

The public are asked not to visit St Nicholas’s Ward in an effort to prevent the spread of the flu in the hospital and protect the many very sick patients in the hospital.

Endocrinologist at Galway University Hospitals awarded inaugural St Luke’s Medal

Professor Derek O’Keeffe, Consultant Endocrinologist at Galway University Hospitals and Professor of Medical Device Technology at NUI Galway was presented with the inaugural St Luke’s medal by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) at the annual St Luke’s Symposium recently.

Celebrating World Prematurity Day at University Hospital Galway

To celebrate World Prematurity Day 2019, the staff from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital Galway will be hosting an event in the main foyer of the hospital on Friday 15 November from 09.30am to 2pm.

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