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

A number of walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics are taking place this week at the Letterkenny Vaccination Centre which has relocated from LYIT to the Community Assessment Hub on the Kilmacrennan Road.

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

Walk in COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics 11 - 17 October

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics continue this week at centres across the West and North West. Anyone aged 12 upwards who needs a vaccine is invited to come to a walk-in clinic for either a first or second dose. 

New Innovative Information System for Cancer Treatment Implemented at UHG

University Hospital Galway is the first designated cancer centre to roll out and implement the National Cancer Information System (NCIS) which will be implemented in all 26 hospitals delivering Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy nationally.

Relocation of Sligo Vaccination Centre

The COVID-19 Vaccination Centre in Sligo is in the process of relocating from IT Sligo to the Sligo Racecourse and the first clinics are due to take place in the new location next week.

Candle Lighting Ceremony at UHG - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance

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, University Hospital Galway will hold a virtual candle lighting memorial ceremony on Friday 15 October at 6.30pm in the hospital chapel which will lead into the international wave of light at 7pm.

Portiuncula University Hospital launch colostrum harvesting packs during National Breastfeeding Week

During National Breastfeeding Week, the Maternity Department at Portiuncula University Hospital launched an Antenatal Expressing of Colostrum information leaflet and accompanying Colostrum or ‘Liquid Gold’ Harvesting Packs for pregnant women.

Relocation of Letterkenny Vaccination Centre

The COVID-19 Vaccination Centre in Letterkenny is in the process of relocating from the LYIT to the Community Assessment Hub on the Kilmacrennan Road.

Get Up, Get Dressed, Get Moving at Mayo University Hospital! #GUGDGM2021

The Get Up, Get Dressed, Get Moving challenge is in place in a number of hospitals around the country, including Mayo University Hospital, from 04 October to 03 December 2021.

Saolta e-Newsletter Issue 47 Autumn 2021

Welcome to the Autumn 2021 edition of the Saolta University Health Care Group newsletter featuring some of the developments and achievements that have been taking place in hospitals throughout the Group.

Click here to download a copy of the Saolta e-Newsletter Issue 47 Autumn 2021.

Top tips for breastfeeding from the Maternity Department in Portiuncula University Hospital

National Breastfeeding Week is marked each year from 01 to 07 October, it is an opportunity to discuss the importance of breastfeeding as the normal and healthy way to feed babies and young children. Breastfeeding gives babies the best start for a healthy life and it protects both mother and baby, the health benefits are undisputed. It is also crucial that women are empowered, enabled and supported on their breastfeeding journey.