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Sligo University Hospital to implement changes to traffic flow

Sligo University Hospital is implementing changes to its traffic flow in order to enhance the patient’s journey when attending hospital and to facilitate ongoing works.

At present traffic backlogs occur to the front of the hospital entrance, leading to cars queuing on the Mall. This can result, in unsafe conditions for  patients and the public.

Galway University Hospitals seek Volunteers for next term of its Patient Council

Galway University Hospitals (GUH) are currently looking for volunteers to be part of the Patient Council for the Hospital. As some members of the current Patient Council are nearing the end of their term we are now seeking new members. The aim of the Patient Council is to work with GUH to identify current and future opportunities to improve the care experience for patients, families and caregivers when using the services of both University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

The Saolta Group has responsibility for the HSE COVID-19 Vaccination Centres in the following locations:

Statement following publication of HIQA Targeted Assurance Review of Gynaecology Services at  LUH

Saolta University Health Care Group has welcomed the publication by the Health Information Quality Authority (HIQA) of its Targeted Assurance Review relating to the gynaecology services in Letterkenny University Hospital.

The targeted assurance review of governance arrangements for gynaecology services at Letterkenny University Hospital was conducted over a six-month period from April to September 2021.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Events This Week

International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day takes place each year on 15 October. As part of this global initiative to recognise, acknowledge and  remember babies who have passed away due to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, and other causes of infant loss, a number of events are taking place in Saolta hospitals. 

Sligo University Hospital to light up in pink and blue on Friday to mark Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Sligo University Hospital will be lighting up in pink and blue on Friday 15 October at 7pm to mark pregnancy and infant loss as part of an international event aimed at raising awareness of the issues affecting families who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or a baby.

Flu Vaccine for Hospital Staff

This flu season presents a real challenge to our health services. Healthcare workers in our hospitals across the country have worked tirelessly, made huge sacrifices and continue to do so as a result ofthe COVID-19 pandemic. However, COVID-19 hasn’t replaced the flu. It is up to all of us to get the fluvaccine to protect ourselves, our families and our patients. 

Book your flu vaccine appointment 

Final COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Burtonport this week

The final COVID-19 vaccination clinic will take place in St Columba’s Community Centre, Burtonport on Thursday 14 October between 12.15pm and 5.15pm.

Final COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Belmullet this week

The final COVID-19 vaccination clinic will take place in Belmullet Civic Centre on Friday 15 October between 1pm and 5pm.

Walk-in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at Sligo Racecourse Vaccination Centre this week

COVID-19 vaccine clinics will commence at the Sligo Racecourse Vaccination Centre this week. There will be walk-in clinics and scheduled appointment clinics running at the new location.

The dates and times of the walk-in clinics are as follows: