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Galway University Hospitals to hold free Stoma Care Information Evening

Galway University Hospitals Stoma Care Unit is holding a free public information meeting for anyone who has had or is due to undergo stoma surgery. The event will take place on the 08 June in the Clayton Hotel, Galway from 5pm to 9pm with talks starting at 6pm to 7pm.  Family members, friends and carers are also welcome to attend. 

The event titled ‘A stoma in your life’ will focus on quality of life issues and looking towards positive influences on living with a stoma. 

Ceiliúradh ar mheantóirí altranais iontacha Ghrúpa Ollscoile um chúraim Sláinte Saolta

Rinne an Grúpa Ollscoile um chúraim Sláinte Saolta Lá Idirnáisiúnta na nAltraí a cheiliúradh an mhí seo caite trí aitheantas a thabhairt don mhéid a dhéanann ár meantóirí altranais chun tacú lenár gcomhghleacaithe nua.

Tionscnamh is ea Dámhachtainí Aitheantais Múinteora Saolta chun aitheantas poiblí a thabhairt do na haltraí sin a mbíonn an-tionchar acu ar ár n-altraí nua agus buíochas a ghabháil leo.

Two new dedicated patient-centred patient roles launched in Mayo University Hospital

Mayo University Hospital (MUH) is delighted to announce two new roles within the hospital which are aimed at improving patient engagement and providing support to patients and their families. The new appointments are part of a strategic focus on emphasising the value of the voice of patients in their own care as well as in the planning and delivery of care across the hospital.

Health Officials urge the public to consider all care options this June Bank Holiday Weekend

With the June Bank Holiday weekend approaching, Health Services in the West are asking people to consider all care options before presenting at Emergency Departments.

Bank holiday weekends and extended good weather usually bring additional pressure on the hospital system and the National Ambulance Service.

Donation to Cardiology Department, Portiuncula University Hospital

Joanna Mitchell from Loughrea in County Galway recently donated a cheque for €1,540 to the Cardiology Department at Portiuncula University Hospital.  Joanna ran the Great Limerick Run half marathon and raised funds for the Cardiology Department through a Go Fund Me fundraiser.

HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) expands service designed to reduce unnecessary ED attendances for older people to Galway

Today (Monday, 29 May 2023), a HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) led service called Pathfinder, designed to safely keep older people who phone 112/999 in their own home rather than taking them to a hospital emergency department, goes live in Galway.

Saolta Group launch ‘Thinking of You Memory Boxes for Organ Donors’ on Organ Donation Awareness Week

For Organ Donation Awareness Week (20-27 May) the Saolta University Health Care Group officially launched the ‘Thinking of You Memory Boxes for Organ Donors’ an award-winning Hospice Friendly Hospitals initiative.

Celebrating our incredible nursing mentors on International Day of the Nurse

Saolta University Health Care Group is celebrating International Day of the Nurse today and recognising the contribution of our nursing mentors in supporting new colleagues.

The Saolta Preceptor Recognition Awards is an initiative to publicly acknowledge and thank the nurses who made such a huge impact on our new recruits.

Mayo University Hospital is extremely busy today with long wait times at the Emergency Department

Mayo University Hospital is under significant pressure today (Tuesday 9 May). Yesterday, over 170 patients attended the Emergency Department which is a 30% higher attendance rate than average. The high level of admissions is leading to long waiting times in the ED and the hospital apologises to patients and their families for the upset these delays are causing.

Letterkenny University Hospital is extremely busy today

The Emergency Department (ED) at Letterkenny University Hospital has been extremely busy over the past few days with high numbers of people attending. Yesterday saw 195 attendances at the Emergency Department with 186 attending on Tuesday, May 2nd.