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Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust Presents ‘Gardenland’ by Fiona Cawley

On Friday November 2nd at 6.30 pm, ‘Gardenland’ an exhibition by artist Fiona Cawley will open on the Arts Corridor of University Hospital Galway and will be on display until November 29th 2018. Cawley is an artist living in Kinvara, Co. Galway. She graduated with a BA Art and Design Degree from the Centre for Creative Arts and Media, GMIT in 2015 and was awarded a GMIT Academic Achievement Award.

Cheque Presentation to the Oncology Patient Comfort Fund in the Corrib Ward at UHG

Ms Ciara Ni Fhatharta and her Father Colm O Fatharta from Inis Meain, Aran Islands, Co. Galway recently presented a cheque for €2,000 to the Oncology Patient Comfort Fund, University Hospital Galway (UHG). The donation was made in memory of Finuala Lynch Faherty, a retired public health nurse on Inis Meain, who had been a patient in the Corrib Ward. The money was raised by friends and family who made donations at the time of the funeral.

Awards Success on the Double for Sligo University Hospital

Sligo University Hospital won the Public Sector Award in the SEAI Sustainability Energy Awards which took place last night in Dublin. The award recognised the efforts by the hospital, with support from HSE North West Estates, to focus on energy reduction and energy saving initiatives.

Portiuncula University Hospital appoints a Bereavement Support Midwife

Portiuncula University Hospital is delighted to announce the appointment of Emma McArt as a Bereavement Support Midwife for the hospital. Emma has extensive clinical expertise and has experience of counselling with regard to non-complex bereavement issues.

Patient Internet Access now available at Letterkenny University Hospital

Letterkenny University Hospital has recently launched free public access WiFi in the main hospital campus. The WiFi is accessible under the ‘Eir Guest’ login and is available to patients, visitors and staff in the hospital.

Quality and Patient Safety Symposium at Letterkenny University Hospital

Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) recently held a Quality and Patient Safety Symposium which was open to all staff in the hospital. The event was very well attended with over 500 participants from all disciplines and grades taking part over the course of 3 days.

Sligo University Hospital short listed for Excellence in Waste Management and Recycling Award

Sligo University Hospital has been shortlisted for two Pakman Awards under the ‘Professional Services Award’ and ‘Waste Prevention Business Award’ categories.

The Pakman Awards - previously the Repak Recycling Awards - are national awards that recognise excellence in waste management and recycling among businesses, organisations and community groups in Ireland.

Cancer Care West funds new Family Room at University Hospital Galway

Cancer Care West recently funded the furnishing of a new family room for the Corrib Ward in University Hospital Galway. The Corrib Ward is the dedicated oncology ward which opened in the new hospital block last year and the family room provides a peaceful haven where families of patients with cancer can rest, relax, meet with friends and medical staff and if necessary, stay overnight.

Radiotherapy Department, UHG supports Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2018

The Radiotherapy Department at University Hospital Galway in conjunction with TEAM HOPE are supporting the Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2018.

TEAM HOPE is an Irish Charity working with children and through them, into their families and communities mainly across Eastern Europe, former Soviet Union and Africa.

Sligo University Hospital shortlisted for the Irish Healthcare Awards

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Team at Sligo University Hospital has been shortlisted for the Irish Healthcare Awards under the ‘Sustainable Healthcare Project of the Year’ category.