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Delivery of Temporary Modular Unit for Mayo University Hospital

The new modular assessment unit will be delivered to Mayo University Hospital on Wednesday morning (28 October). The first delivery is due at 5am and the full unit is expected to be delivered by 11am. For the duration of the delivery, access to the hospital via the swimming pool entrance will be restricted on John Moore Road.

Galway University Hospitals are hosting a Virtual Career’s Evening for Secondary School Students this year

A group of health and social care professionals at Galway University Hospitals will be holding a virtual Career’s Evening for secondary school students on Thursday 29 October from 6pm.  The event will be hosted on the Webex platform and to take part students can register for free at  Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with the event details.

1000th patient at Merlin Park Virtual Orthopaedic Clinic

A new virtual orthopaedic clinic in Merlin Park University Hospital saw 1,000 patients within the first 10 weeks of operation. The consultant-led clinic replaces face-to-face appointments for patients with fractures that don’t require surgery.

New Consultant Gastroenterologist joins Galway University Hospitals

Dr Muhammad Farman, Consultant Gastroenterologist with an interest in pancreatico-bilary medicine has recently been appointed to Galway University Hospitals (GUH).

Dr Farman graduated from Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad, Pakistan in 2007 and completed higher specialist training in Gastroenterology in Beaumont Hospital, the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, St Vincent’s University Hospital and Mercy University Hospital, Cork.

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. 


New Cardiology Services rolled out to Primary Care Centres in Galway and Roscommon as part of Sláintecare

New Cardiology Services rolled out to Primary Care Centres in Galway and Roscommon as part of Sláintecare

New cardiology services have been introduced to three Primary Care Centres in Galway (Ballinasloe, Mountbellew, Portumna) and to Monksland in Roscommon as part of the expansion of the Heart Failure Service developed by Portiuncula University Hospital and Galway Primary Care.

Collaboration between local company and Mayo University Hospital during pandemic

Local company Fort Wayne Metals reached out to management at Mayo University Hospital in April during the COVID-19 pandemic, to offer practical support and help. Through a series of calls and video conferences, the hospital was able to access a wide range of knowledge around process and quality improvement. The initial work included a brainstorming session that ultimately led to the establishment of an internal Champions Team, consisting of staff from a range of jobs in the hospital.

University Hospital Galway Offers Breastfeeding Education by Webinar

University Hospital Galway Offers Breastfeeding Education by Webinar

The Maternity Department at University Hospital Galway (UHG) has redesigned its breastfeeding support service to connect with women virtually instead of face-to-face antenatal workshops and drop-in clinics.

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

As part of International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day, University Hospital Galway will hold a virtual candle lighting memorial ceremony on Thursday 15 October at 6.45pm in the hospital chapel which can be viewed live online at

Upgraded Paediatric Inpatient Rooms at Sligo University Hospital

Sligo University Hospital has recently upgraded three paediatric inpatient rooms following generous funding from a number of national and local charities and individual donations. The rooms now have profiling beds, Smart TVs with DVD players, hundreds of child-friendly movies, colourful wall murals, cardiac monitors, child friendly wardrobes, PlayStations and a Nintendo Switch.