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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.

Saolta Arts presents ‘Knocknacarra : Sale Agreed’, an exhibition by Hilary Morley

Saolta Arts (formerly Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust) presents ‘Knocknacarra : Sale Agreed’, an exhibition by Hilary Morley on the Arts Corridor of University Hospital Galway which will be on display until June 30 2019. Fergal McGrath, General Manager of the Town Hall Theatre, Galway, will officially open the exhibition on Thursday May 16 at 6.00 pm.

Michael Lyster launches ‘End PJ Paralysis’ initiative at University Hospital Galway

University Hospital Galway was delighted to welcome Michael Lyster to officially launch the ‘End PJ Paralysis’ initiative at the hospital today.

The initiative is part of an international campaign which encourages patients to stay mobile and get back into their daily routine, maintain independence and return home as soon as possible.

University Hospital Galway’s participation in Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi

The 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games takes place in Abu Dhabi next month with two staff working at University Hospital Galway participating in the Games.

Gina Naughton, who is the Radiology Systems Manager, is the Head Coach for the Irish Ladies Basketball Team and Michelle O’Keane, who works for Aramark in the Café in UHG, will be representing Ireland in the Kayaking event.

New art exhibition, CREATE, celebrating pregnancy and newborn at UHG

CREATE: The Art of Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond, is a free art exhibition developed by the HRB Mother and Baby Clinical Trial Network, taking place around the campus of University Hospital Galway in conjunction with Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust, that spotlights pregnancy and newborn journeys, the people who make them, and the research that impacts them.

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