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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.

Cavan Family’s Donation to the Coronary Care Unit at University Hospital Galway

The family of Mrs Mae Reilly from Finea in County Cavan donated a cheque for €800 to the Coronary Care Unit at University Hospital Galway in recognition of the care and respect shown to their mother Mae during her stay in UHG earlier this year. Also, as Mae was transported by helicopter to UHG, the family donated a cheque for €700 to the Community Rapid Response Unit in Cork.

‘The Future of Medicine’ Grand Rounds

In a change of date, University Hospital Galway’s Grand Rounds will take place tomorrow, Thursday 31 October at 1pm in the Clinical Science Institute (Large Lecture Theatre).

The Grand Rounds lecture entitled ‘The Future of Medicine’ will be delivered by Prof John Rogers, Northwestern University, USA.

Official Opening of the Croí Family Room in the Coronary Care Unit at University Hospital Galway

Croí, the Heart and Stroke Charity, recently funded the furnishing and redesign of a new family room for the Coronary Care Unit at University Hospital Galway. The Coronary Care Unit is a specialist unit for patients recovering after an acute heart attack or with other serious heart conditions. It is the primary heart unit for the Saolta Hospital Group and patients from all parts of the West and North West of the country are cared for there.

Maternity Department at UHG wins Irish Healthcare Centre Award

A team from the Maternity Department at University Hospital Galway won the Midwifery Led Project at the recent Irish Healthcare Centre Awards for their quality improvement project on preventing hypothermia in newborn babies admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This quality improvement project has resulted in a reduction in the number of babies who have to be admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and an increase in breastfeeding rates by 9%.

University Hospital Galway to hold candle light ceremony to mark International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

In recognition of International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day, University Hospital Galway will hold a candle lighting memorial ceremony on Sunday 13 October at 3.30pm in the hospital canteen in the nurse’s home at University Hospital Galway (UHG).

Cheque Presentation to the Cancer Services Patient Comfort Fund at University Hospital Galway

Mr Patrick Cahalan and his wife Caroline from Roscrea, Co Tipperary recently presented a very generous cheque for €14,510 to the Cancer Services Patient Comfort Fund at University Hospital Galway (UHG). The money was raised by carrying out a sponsored climb of Carrauntoohil with family and friends. 

New Twin cots for the Neonatal Unit at University Hospital Galway

University Hospital Galway (UHG) has purchased two twin cots for the Neonatal Unit using funds donated by parents and members of the local community.

Dr Johannes Letshwiti, Consultant Neonatologist at the hospital said, “We are delighted to have twin cots in our Neonatal Unit. For the babies who are suited to spending time in the twin cots, they can continue to experience the close proximity to their baby sister or brother that they had before birth.

Red Tray Initiative at University Hospital Galway

University Hospital Galway has recently implemented the Red Tray initiative to ensure that patients who may need additional assistance and support from staff at mealtimes are clearly identified as their meals are served on red trays.

County Music Night cheque presentation to UHG

Martina Cleary from Glenamaddy visited UHG this week to present a cheque for €4,250 to the Oncology Unit. Martina was a patient in the Oncology Unit in 2012 and has been generously supporting the unit ever since. The money was raised at a County Music Night in April, the fifth Country Music Night that Martina and her dad Joe Cunniffe have arranged, raising over €21,000 in total for the unit since 2013.

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