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Roscommon Injury Unit is here for you this Winter

As winter takes hold Roscommon University Hospital is reminding people that their Injury Unit is open from 8am to 8pm, every day of the year to treat a wide range of injuries which are non-life or non-limb threatening, as an alternative to visiting an emergency department. The Injury Unit is staffed by Doctors, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Nurses.

Mayo University Hospital’s New Text Message Reminder Service

Mayo University Hospital (MUH) has introduced a text message reminder service for patients who have appointments in the Outpatient and Ambulatory Gynaecology Departments in the hospital. MUH runs approximately 60,000 outpatient appointments per year and 17% of patients do not attend. This initiative is designed to improve communications with patients and improve the quality of the outpatient service in the hospital.  

Donation of Portacabin to Paediatric Unit, University Hospital Galway

The Paediatric Unit at University Hospital Galway would like to say a huge thank you to Carey Building Contractors for the donation of a new portacabin which is being used to store the toys and gifts donated to the unit throughout the year.

Saolta staff supporting UNICEF’s Childhood Immunisation Programme

This year staff working in hospitals in the Saolta Group are supporting UNICEF’s Childhood Immunisation Programmes through the ‘Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine’ flu initiative.

The Children’s Remembrance Day Committee in UHG launch their annual ‘Sponsor a Christmas Tree Light’

The Children’s Remembrance Day Committee at University Hospital Galway has launched their annual ‘Sponsor a Christmas Tree Light’. The Committee started this initiative 23 years ago as a way of remembering loved ones in a very special way over the festive season.

Galway University Hospitals to hold 12th Annual Ecumenical Memorial Service

Galway University Hospitals (GUH) will hold its 12th annual Ecumenical Memorial Service on Thursday 11 November at 7pm in the Church of Holy Family, Mervue.

UHG Maternity Department encourages pregnant women to get the COVID-19 vaccine

The Maternity Department at University Hospital Galway (UHG) is encouraging women who are pregnant to get their COVID-19 vaccine and to talk to their midwife or obstetrician at their antenatal appointments.

Eight new radiographers join the team at Mayo University Hospital

The Radiology Department in Mayo University Hospital has added eight new radiographers to their team in recent months bringing the total number of radiographers to 33. The additional radiography staff and increased capacity within the unit is already having have a positive impact on service delivery in the hospital.

A new state of the art Hybrid Endovascular Theatre has opened in Galway University Hospitals to facilitate highly specialised vascular surgery

Galway University Hospitals has developed a new Hybrid Endovascular Theatre for the treatment of complex vascular conditions such as aortic aneurysms and chronic limb threatening ischaemia.

Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Carndonagh, Buncrana and Stranorlar This Week

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics are taking place in Carndonagh, Buncrana and Stranorlar this week to make it as easy as possible for anyone who has yet to receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, to get vaccinated.

People who are waiting for their second dose Pfizer vaccine may also attend one of the walk-in clinics, once the interval of 21 days between doses has been reached.