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In the West for the Visit of Pope Francis? The Roscommon Minor Injuries Unit is here if you need it

With around 45,000 people heading to Knock Shrine for the visit of his holiness, Pope Francis on Sunday 26 August, Roscommon University Hospital would like to remind people that the hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit will be open from 8am to 8pm to treat minor injuries in adults and children over the age of 5.

Health Innovation Hub Ireland Opens in the West

Saolta University Health Care Group, NUI Galway and HSE have announced the opening of the newly established ‘Health Innovation Hub Ireland’ based in Galway, which will work with both the Irish health sector and Irish businesses to improve healthcare services. This is a joint national initiative between the Department of Health and the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation with a national oversight group chaired by Enterprise Ireland.

Appointment of new permanent Paediatric Endocrinology Consultant at GUH

Galway University Hospitals (GUH) welcomes the appointment of Dr Niamh McGrath to the role of Paediatric Endocrinology Consultant.

Ms Chris Kane, General Manager, GUH said, “The appointment of Dr McGrath will assist in delivering Endocrinology services to children and we are delighted to have her expertise”.

Letterkenny Surgeon Appointed to European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Mr Antony Shaju, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Letterkenny University Hospital has been appointed to the Examining Committee of the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. This academic appointment further enhances Letterkenny University Hospital as a destination teaching hospital for Orthopaedic  trainees.

Healthy Ireland Garden Initiative at Merlin Park University Hospital

Green fingers are blossoming on the Merlin Park campus as staff take to planting vegetables and herbs as part of a Healthy Ireland Gardening initiative.

Sligo University Hospital - Big Switch Off

Over the August bank holiday weekend, Sligo University Hospital took part in the “Big Switch Off” organised by the Office of Public Works and the HSE’s National Health and Sustainability Office. The aim was to conserve as much electrical and thermal energy as possible across the campus over the weekend and the efforts will be repeated over the October bank holiday weekend.

‘Colours of my Life’ by Céim Eile artist Catherine Cooley at UHG

Catherine Cooley is a self- taught artist who is inspired by the works of Yeats and Van Gogh. Her art is notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold colours. Cooley takes her inspiration from Galway City life, the surrounding landscapes and rural farming childhood memories.

Galway University Hospitals go live with ‘Online Bill Payment’

Galway University Hospitals go live with ‘Online Bill Payment’

Galway University Hospital (University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital) have recently added a pay your hospital bill online function to the Saolta website. Patients can now use the website to pay their hospital bill securely using a credit or debit card. When completing the process online, patients will be requested to input the invoice number and their details.

New Medication Safety initiative launches in Mayo University Hospital

New Medication Safety initiative launches in Mayo University Hospital

Everyone has a role to play in managing medicines safely.