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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.

Calling all Cold Water Athletes - Do you Swim, Surf or Kayak? Sligo University Hospital has some advice for you!

As the summer approaches and more people take to open water, Dr Seamus Boyle who works in the ENT Department at Sligo University Hospital is on a mission to create greater awareness of Surfer’s Ear.

The condition, which can affect everyone who is exposed to cold water over time, causes bony growths to develop in the ear canals and can lead to repeated ear infections and even hearing loss. The advice on protecting your ears is very simple - wear ear plugs.

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.

Therapy Dog ‘Cody’ makes his debut at Portiuncula University Hospital

Therapy Dog ‘Cody’ makes his debut at Portiuncula University Hospital

Cody is a 6 year old Golden Retriever who lives a normal life like any other dog…mostly. Once a week, he puts on his Irish Therapy Dog uniform and trots through the door of the ICU in Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH), where his calming and comforting influence is felt in abundance.

UHG to hold Special Mass of Remembrance

UHG to hold Special Mass of Remembrance

The Children's Remembrance Day Committee, University Hospital Galway is inviting parents and their families who have experienced the death of a child before birth, shortly after birth or at a later stage to remember their loved ones in a special Mass of Remembrance, which will take place this Sunday, 09 June in the Holy Family Church, Mervue at 2.30pm.

The theme of this year’s mass is ‘Remembering’ and the guest speaker will be Caroline Flaherty.  

Letterkenny University Hospital marks World No Tobacco Day

All Tobacco Products have Filters, they are called Lungs
On Friday 31 May, to mark the WHO World No Tobacco Day, Letterkenny University Hospital will hold an information session on quitting smoking and the benefits of quitting from 10am to 2pm.

Portiuncula University Hospital awarded Gold Happy Heart Award

The Irish Heart Foundation has awarded the Gold Happy Heart Award to Portiuncula University Hospital for a third year running in recognition of the ongoing work at the hospital to promote healthy eating in the workplace.

New Family Room ‘Seomra Teaghlaigh’ officially opened at Sligo University Hospital

New Family Room ‘Seomra Teaghlaigh’ officially opened at Sligo University Hospital

The newly developed family room ‘Seomra Teallaigh’ located in Medical 7 ward at Sligo University Hospital was officially yesterday, Thursday, 16 May by hospital chaplain Fr. John Carroll.

Sligo University Hospital Celebrates International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

To mark the occasion, Sligo University Hospital held an event called “A celebration of nurses on International Nurses Day” on Thursday 16 May from 10am to 2pm in the main foyer of the hospital.

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.