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Celebrating World Prematurity Day at University Hospital Galway

To celebrate World Prematurity Day 2019, the staff from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital Galway will be hosting an event in the main foyer of the hospital on Friday 15 November from 09.30am to 2pm.

Bríd O’Brien, Clinical Nurse Manager at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit said, “The global theme for World Prematurity Day this year is ‘Born too Soon: providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place’. We want to mark the day in order to raise awareness of the challenges of a preterm birth and to celebrate all the babies and parents from Galway and throughout the West and North West who have used the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) services at the hospital.

“Every year the World Prematurity Day is celebrated on 17 November and as it falls on Sunday this year, we will celebrate the day on Friday 15 November. We would be delighted to welcome anyone who has used the NICU services, or who is interested in finding out more about what we do, to the event. We will have a display in the foyer of the hospital with an incubator and premature baby manikin, twin cot and staff from the unit will be available to talk to visitors, staff and patients in the hospital from 09.30am to 2pm.”

Photo caption:
Baby David in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital Galway; and with his mum and NICU staff as he was going home.

The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
University Hospital Galway (UHG)