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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.

New Consultant Vascular Surgeon appointed to Galway University Hospitals

Last month, Mr Mahmoud Alawy was appointed as a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Galway University Hospitals (GUH).

Mayo University Hospital asks for your support to keep the hospital smoke free

Today, Monday 14 October, Mayo University Hospital has started a renewed focus on keeping the area around the hospital and the hospital grounds smoke free.

In 2014 the hospital introduced a smoke free campus policy and after an initial period of success, compliance with the policy has started to reduce with patients and visitors frequently seen smoking outside the main entrances of the hospital.

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 welcomes Galway Senior Camogie Players to launch the staff flu vaccine campaign

Players from the All Ireland winning Camogie Team and the Chairperson of Galway Camogie visited University Hospital Galway yesterday (Monday 07 October) to launch the staff flu vaccine campaign.

New Maternity Unit Visiting Times at Letterkenny University Hospital

Following feedback from new parents and in line with best practice guidelines internationally, the Maternity Unit at Letterkenny University Hospital is introducing new visiting times.

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).

Letterkenny University Hospital Introduces Reusable Coffee Cups for Staff

As part of Letterkenny University Hospital’s plan to reduce its impact on the environment in 2019, the Sustainability Team at the hospital teamed up with Donegal County Council to introduce reusable coffee cups for staff working in both organisations.

The reusable cups feature a design created by the hospital’s Catering Managers Mark Duffy and Arindam Ghosh along with Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer from Donegal County Council.  

Sligo University Hospital wins Healthcare Award for Surfer’s Ear Awareness Project

The Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Department at Sligo University Hospital (SUH) was the winner of the Irish Healthcare Centre Award for the Best Use of Social Media for their work to raise awareness of Surfer’s Ear. The condition, which is also called External Auditory Canal Exostoses, can affect anyone who takes to the open water regularly causing bony growths to develop in the ear canals and can lead to repeated ear infections and even hearing loss.

Portiuncula University Hospital Celebrates National Breastfeeding Week

Portiuncula University Hospital celebrated National Breastfeeding Week this week by welcoming author Maria Casey to the hospital to talk about the importance of supporting and promoting breastfeeding.