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Technology connecting families in ICU in University Hospital Galway

University Hospital Galway (UHG) has introduced a new video call system known as ICU FamilyLink which will enable contact between families, patients and the clinical teams providing care. This is particularly important as currently visitors are not permitted in the hospital, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Update for women attending the Maternity Department at Sligo University Hospital

A number of changes in how patients access Sligo University Hospital were put in place this week. This is to ensure that patients who need to attend the hospital can do so safely during the current COVID-19 public health emergency.

Since Monday (06 April), the main entrance of the hospital has moved from the current location at the front of the hospital, to the Outpatient Department Entrance on the Mall Road. This entrance will be open from 8am to 9pm every day.

A number of changes at Sligo University Hospital in preparation for increase in patients attending with COVID-19

A number of changes in how patients access Sligo University Hospital will be in place from Monday, April 6th. This is to ensure that patients who need to attend the hospital can do so safely during the current COVID-19 public health emergency.

Using technology to care for patients with Cystic Fibrosis at University Hospital Galway

The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Team at University Hospital Galway is using online video conferencing to replace face-to-face outpatient appointments during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Visiting restrictions continue at Letterkenny University Hospital

Management at Letterkenny University Hospital is reminding the public that strict visiting restrictions remain in place across the hospital in an effort to protect vulnerable patients and health care staff. Across the hospital visiting is only allowed in end of life circumstances and following discussion with the nursing manger on duty.

In the maternity department, patients are not allowed visitors other than in the following circumstances:

Update in relation to services at Galway University Hospitals

Galway University Hospitals would like to remind the public that all inpatient and day cases remain cancelled at the hospital apart from urgent, time critical procedures.   Outpatient clinics are also currently cancelled with a very limited number of exceptions. Patients whose procedures or appointments are going ahead are being contacted directly by telephone and advised to attend.

Deferrals at all hospitals in the Saolta Group

The hospitals in the Saolta University Health Care Group* are deferring all but very urgent inpatient, day surgery, diagnostics tests and outpatient appointments from today, Monday March 16th until further notice. This is to ensure that the hospital has the necessary capacity to deal with any increase in suspected and confirmed COVID 19 cases.

Visiting Restrictions in Place at Hospitals in the Saolta Group

All hospitals in the Saolta Group are implementing visiting restrictions from this evening, Friday March 6th. The restrictions will continue into next week and will be kept under review.

These restrictions are being put in place as an infection control measure and will apply to:

All Ireland Maternity and Midwifery Award for Sligo University Hospital

Roisin Lennon, the Registered Advanced Midwife Practitioner with the Maternity Services at Sligo University Hospital received an Innovation Award commendation at the recent All Ireland Maternity and Midwifery Festival Awards.

The Awards recognise outstanding achievement and commitment by midwifery and maternity staff and Roisin was nominated by the women she cares for in her clinic for her innovative practice and commitment above and beyond the call of duty.

Visiting Restrictions remain in place at Sligo University Hospital

The visiting restrictions at Sligo University Hospital remain in place this week.

Management at Sligo University Hospital are requesting that members of the public do not visit the hospital due to a number of cases of diarrhoea and vomiting in the hospital.