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Cheque Presentation to the Cancer Services Patient Comfort Fund at University Hospital Galway

Mr Patrick Cahalan and his wife Caroline from Roscrea, Co Tipperary recently presented a very generous cheque for €14,510 to the Cancer Services Patient Comfort Fund at University Hospital Galway (UHG). The money was raised by carrying out a sponsored climb of Carrauntoohil with family and friends. 

New Twin cots for the Neonatal Unit at University Hospital Galway

University Hospital Galway (UHG) has purchased two twin cots for the Neonatal Unit using funds donated by parents and members of the local community.

Dr Johannes Letshwiti, Consultant Neonatologist at the hospital said, “We are delighted to have twin cots in our Neonatal Unit. For the babies who are suited to spending time in the twin cots, they can continue to experience the close proximity to their baby sister or brother that they had before birth.

Mrs Sabina Higgins officially launched Saolta Arts and Offset an intergenerational printmaking exhibition at UHG

Mrs Sabina Higgins has this week officially launched Saolta Arts, the new name for Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust.  Mrs Higgins also formally launched Offset, a new exhibition in University Hospital Galway.

The original arts programme was established in Galway University Hospitals (University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital) in 2003 to provide art events and activities for the hospital community.

Double win for Mayo University Hospital at the Hospital Professional Awards

The Infection Prevention and Control Team at Mayo University Hospital (MUH) won two categories at the recent Hospital Professional Awards – the GSK ViiV Infectious Diseases Project of the Year Award and the Consultant-led Hospital Team of the Year Award.

New Home First Team supporting older persons at Mayo University Hospital

The Home First Team is a specialist team supporting patients over the age of 75 who are treated in the Emergency Department (ED) and the Acute Medical Assessment Unit (AMAU) in Mayo University Hospital.

Sligo University Hospital ENT Department training GPs to deliver services closer to where patients live

Prof Nash Patil, Consultant ENT Surgeon at Sligo University Hospital (SUH) is collaborating on a National Clinical Programme for ENT Education to train GPs to carry out ear-suction procedures for adults with a range of common ear complaints.

Speaking of the significances of the project Mr Patil said, “The ultimate aim is to develop a network of GPs around the country who are trained to carry out ear-suction procedures so that their patients can be treated in their own GP practice.

Minister Daly at Sligo University Hospital for the ‘Attend Anywhere’ Pain Clinic

Sligo University Hospital welcomed Jim Daly TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People, to the hospital this week to view the new ‘Attend Anywhere’ Pain Clinic in action which allows patients to connect directly with clinical staff from the comfort of their own home.

Saolta e-Newsletter Issue 39 Summer 2019

Welcome to the Summer 2019 edition of the Saolta University Health Care Group newsletter. In this issue we feature Portiuncula University Hospital and highlight some of the developments and achievements that have been taking place there.

Click here to download a copy of the Saolta e-Newsletter Issue 38 Spring 2019

New Patient Experience Enhancement Initiatives launched at RUH

New Patient Experience Enhancement Initiatives launched at RUH

In response to feedback from last year’s National Patient Experience Survey, Roscommon University Hospital has introduced a number of new initiatives to enhance the patients’ experience at the hospital. These include a new Patient Information Booklet and Folder and Patient Comfort Packs.

Media Statement – Industrial Action

Hospitals in the Saolta Group are continuing to put contingency plans in place in advance of tomorrow’s industrial action.