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Call the Midwife: Applications open for nurses to move into Midwifery

The Saolta University Health Care Group is inviting all Registered General Nurses who are interested in pursuing a career in Midwifery to apply for the Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Midwifery Programme.

Registered nurses interested in training to be a Midwife can now apply for the Higher Diploma in Midwifery, HSE Sponsorship and Recruitment Programme.

New state of the art Saolta Radiation Oncology Centre officially opens in University Hospital Galway

  • Largest infrastructure development in the history of UHG
  • Newly built 8,000sqm radiotherapy centre costing €70.7 million for the project.
  • Will lead to an increase in capacity for radiotherapy treatments
  • New technology increases significantly the ability to accurately target and treat tumours

Portiuncula University Hospital welcomes publication of HIQA report following inspection in May 2023

Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH) welcomes the publication by Health Information Quality Authority (HIQA) of its report into its inspection of the Emergency Department, St Joseph’s ward and St Francis’s ward at the hospital. An announced inspection was carried out in PUH on 09 and 10 May 2023, the focus of which was to monitor compliance with the National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare.

Two New Patient Advice and Liaison Service Coordinator for Galway University Hospitals

Galway University Hospitals (GUH) is delighted to announce the appointment of Niamh O’Brien and Una Madden to the role of Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) Coordinators. 

Highly distinguished MUH Surgeon, Professor Kevin Barry inducted into ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

Professor Kevin Barry, Consultant General Surgeon in Mayo University Hospital (MUH) and Director of National Surgical Training Programmes in RSCI, has been admitted as a Member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Academy of Master Surgeon Educators.

Professor Barry was among a group of 63 esteemed surgical educators who were inducted at a ceremony on 6 October in Chicago.

Portiuncula University Hospital Pilot new Midwifery Service to Enhance Postnatal Care

A new pilot service, which will further enhance midwifery care, has been launched by the Maternity Department at Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH). The pilot will offer postnatal clinic appointments to all women on day five and day ten after their baby is born.

This is in addition to the service currently being provided by GPs and Public Health Nursing.

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

In recognition of International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day, staff from the Maternity Department at University Hospital Galway will hold ceremony or remembrance for all babies who have died during pregnancy or after birth on Sunday, 15 October at 6pm in the hospital canteen.

Psychology Department in Galway University Hospitals supporting World Mental Health Day

Tuesday 10 October is World Mental Health Day and the Psychology Department in Galway University Hospitals (GUH) is raising awareness of the role of Clinical/Counselling Psychology in supporting hospital patients who are managing illness and health conditions. 

First patients treated with state of the art videofluoroscopy equipment in Mayo University Hospital 

A new high specification videofluroscopy service has been introduced in Mayo University Hospital (MUH). Michael Browne from Ballina, Co Mayo was the first patient to be treated with the new state of the art diagnostic technology at the hospital.

The investment in this new equipment and software will improve patient outcomes at the hospital by providing high quality diagnostic imagery to guide the management and treatment of patients with swallowing difficulties.

New lactation specialist in Mayo University Hospital making a difference to breastfeeding mothers

Earlier this year Mayo University Hospital (MUH) appointed its first Clinical Midwife Specialist in Lactation, Mary Sammon. Mary has been looking after mothers and babies in the Maternity Unit as a midwife for 27 years but took up this specialist post to provide expert antenatal and postnatal breastfeeding support and education in MUH.