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A bird at my window and other stories transform hospital bedsides of young patients at University Hospital Galway into miniature theatre spaces

As part of and Arts and Health project for Galway 2020, artists Sarah Fuller and Manuela Corbari responded to the ever-changing challenges presented by COVID-19 and the needs of the paediatric setting by designing a bespoke shadowbox theatre which is being shared with children in paediatric units in the Saolta Group including University Hospital Galway (UHG) along with Mayo University Hospital, Portiuncula University Hospital, Sligo University Hospital and Letterkenny University Hospital.

Saolta e-Newsletter Issue 45 Spring 2021

Welcome to the Spring 2021 edition of the Saolta University Health Care Group newsletter featuring some of the developments and achievements that have been taking place in hospitals throughout the Group.

Click here to download a copy of the Saolta e-Newsletter Issue 45 Spring 2021

Roscommon COVID-19 vaccination programme now up and running at the Abbey Hotel

The COVID 19 vaccination programme across County Roscommon has now moved to the newly established Vaccination Centre located in the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon. On 06 January a programme of vaccination of frontline healthcare workers commenced at Roscommon University Hospital, with the vaccine offered to healthcare workers across the hospital, community and other healthcare workers in the county.

Mayo COVID-19 vaccination programme now up and running at Breaffy House Resort, Castlebar

The COVID-19 vaccination programme for County Mayo has now moved to the newly established Vaccination Centre in Breaffy House, Castlebar. Over the coming weeks the programme to vaccinate health care workers across hospital, community and other health care workers continues in the new facility and vaccination teams will prepare for the site to be used as a Vaccination Centre for the wider public.

Vaccinations continue at Letterkenny IT for Donegal Health Care Workers and medically vulnerable very high risk patients

The COVID 19 vaccination programme for health care workers and those medically vulnerable very high risk patients in Cohort 4 across county Donegal has now moved to the newly established Vaccination Centre in the IT in Letterkenny.

Construction of new 50 bed ward at Portiuncula University Hospital progresses to next stage of development

A major capital project for the region with a budget of 15 million

COVID-19 vaccinations continue at the Galway Racecourse Vaccination Centre

COVID-19 vaccinations continue at Galway Racecourse Vaccination Centre, Ballybrit

Covid-19 vaccinations continue at the Galway Racecourse vaccination centre in Ballybrit. Hospitals in Saolta University Health Care Group are identifying patients who fall into Category 4a and 4 b (very high-risk patients) who require vaccination. This is a large group of patients, we are contacting them by text or telephone informing them of the date and time of vaccination appointment. Please follow the instructions and attend for your vaccination.

Letterkenny University Hospital introduces virtual tour of the Maternity Unit

Letterkenny University Hospital has filmed a virtual tour of the Maternity Unit which is now available to view online here

The aim of the tour is to allow expectant mothers and partners/family members to view the interior of the Maternity Unit and hear staff talk about maternity services.

The new and improved Helipad at Sligo University Hospital gets the thumbs up

Sligo University Hospital (SUH) has completed construction on a new and improved helipad at the hospital at a cost of €300,000.

The Air Corps 112 Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS) and the Irish Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 118 carried out the first test landings on the new helipad at the hospital last month. Safety checks and test landings will continue and the helipad will be fully operational later this month. 

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