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Letterkenny University Hospital is inviting Families who have lost a baby to a Snowdrop Art Workshop on 16 May

The Maternity Unit at Letterkenny University Hospital is organising a remembrance art project for families who have lost a baby before, or shortly after birth. 

In collaboration with HSE Create-A-Link, families are being invited to visit the Create-A-Link art studio on the Pearse Road, Letterkenny on Thursday 16 May anytime from 11.30am to 7pm to draw a snowdrop on a canvas which will be later displayed in the stairwell of the Maternity Unit.

Sligo University Hospital opens a New Maternity Outreach Clinic in Ballymote

From Wednesday 24 April, Sligo University Hospital will be providing a weekly outreach antenatal and gynaecology service from the Ballymote Primary and Mental Health Care Centre.

Patient Forum at Letterkenny University Hospital – the volunteer’s perspective

Muriel Perry, Chairperson of the Patient Forum at Letterkenny University Hospital, first joined the forum when it began ten years ago and has been an active participant ever since. Muriel, who is from Magheracorran, Convoy is one of three members of the Patient Forum who have been there since the very beginning. The others are Philomena Roarty from Manorcunningham and Madge Robson from Letterkenny.

Be Alert

Be Alert

A number of patients who have recently attended University Hospital Galway have notified Management of the hospital that they received a letter by post from an organisation called “The Anglo American Lottery”. This correspondence states that person they are writing to has won a European Hospital Patient Lottery administered by Anglo American Lottery.

We have followed up with the patients and the Data Protection Commissioner has been advised and the issue is being investigated.

GUH Consultant presents TEDx Talk ‘Digital Doctors: The Future of Medicine’

Prof Derek O’Keeffe, Consultant Endocrinologist at Galway University Hospitals and Professor of Medical Device Technology at NUI Galway presented a TEDx Talk in Galway on the theme of ‘Digital Doctors: the future of medicine’, which explores new paradigms of healthcare delivery

Saolta e-Newsletter Issue 38 Spring 2019

Welcome to the Spring 2019 edition of the Saolta University Health Care Group newsletter. In this issue we feature Roscommon 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

An Post issues a special stamp to highlight organ donation

An Post issues a special stamp to highlight organ donation

An Post has issued a special national postage stamp highlighting the importance of organ donation to the lives of people living in Ireland ahead of Organ Donation Awareness Week which runs from 30 March to 06 April.

The Organ Donors Save Lives stamp will raise awareness of the gift of life that is organ donation with donor cards also available in every Post Office.

Letterkenny University Hospital’s Text Reminder Service

Letterkenny University Hospital has introduced a text reminder service for patients who have outpatient appointments at the hospital. From this week the text reminders will be rolled out to all outpatient clinics on a phased basis.

Portiuncula’s Study of Sporting Injuries

The Advanced Nurse Practitioners  working in the Emergency Department at Portiuncula University Hospital carried out an audit of all sports related injuries they treated at the hospital from January to March 2018. The aim was to identify the prevalence of minor sports injuries with a view to identifying further opportunity for health promotion and education.

Bernard Jackman supporting ‘End PJ paralysis’ initiative at Portiuncula University Hospital

Bernard Jackman, former Irish rugby union player who played for Connacht, Leinster and Ireland showed his support for Portiuncula’s ‘End PJ paralysis’ campaign at the hospital today.

For the next 8 weeks, staff at the hospital are focusing on getting patients who are well enough, to get out of bed, get dressed and get moving.