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Letterkenny University Hospital addressing sustainability issues in 2019

The Sustainability Team at Letterkenny University Hospital will be focusing on training staff, providing advice and introducing a number of initiatives to reduce the hospital’s impact on the environment in 2019.

Each month there will be a different sustainability focus at the hospital under four themes: waste prevention, water conservation, sustainable transport and energy efficiency.

Sligo University Hospital says “Falls Prevention Deserves Your Attention!”

On Tuesday 05 March, Sligo University Hospital (SUH) is holding a Falls Prevention Awareness Event for the public in the main foyer of the hospital from 10am to 2pm.

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.

Sligo University Hospital’s Health and Social Care Professions Day

Sligo University Hospital celebrated Health and Social Care Professions (HSCP) Day earlier this month with a range of interactive information stands in the main foyer of the hospital. HSCP refers to a range of diagnostic, therapeutic and social care professions that each play a unique, fundamentally important role in the provision of care to patients at the hospital.

Roscommon University Hospital introduces new Feedback Manikins for CPR Training

Roscommon Univeristy Hospital (RUH) have introduced new Instrumented Direct Feedback Device (IDFD) Resuscitation Manikins which will provide visual feedback on the rate and depth of compressions during Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training.

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.

Merlin Park University Hospital goes live with the Irish National Orthopaedic Register

Merlin Park University Hospital is the first hospital in the Saolta University Health Care Group - and sixth in the country - to roll out the Irish National Orthopaedic Register (INOR) which is a national electronic register of patients receiving joint replacement surgery in Ireland.

Portiuncula University Hospital offers Hypnobirthing Classes

Over the past two years, 12 midwives working at Portiuncula University Hospital have completed a Diploma in Hypnobirthing which allows them to facilitate antenatal classes for birthing mothers planning to have their babies at the hospital.

Statement - Disruption to health services 05 February 2019

Statement - Disruption to health services 05 February 2019

The Saolta University Health Care Group has stated that the industrial action by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) today will have a significant impact on patient services across all of our hospitals.

All our hospitals are very busy today and we would advise that people only attend our emergency departments if absolutely essential.

‘Whose Shoes’ information sharing event for the Maternity Unit at Portiuncula University Hospital

The Maternity Unit at Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH) is holding an information sharing event for staff and former and current patients of the unit on March 1st next.

‘Whose Shoes’ is a maternity experience workshop that brings together women (and their partners should they wish) and maternity staff to share experiences and learning.