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RUH officially opens new Blood Sciences Project and Refurbishment of Laboratory

RUH officially opens new Blood Sciences Project and Refurbishment of Laboratory

The new Integrated Blood Sciences Project at the Laboratory in Roscommon University Hospital was officially opened today, Monday 03 December 2018 by Maurice Power, Group CEO Saolta University Health Care Group.

Mealtimes Matter at Sligo University Hospital

Sligo University Hospital is focusing on making ‘Mealtimes Matter’ for patients. Eating well during a hospital stay plays a key role in reducing complications, speeding up recovery and improving outcomes for patients.

University Hospital Galway introduces a new treatment option for prostate cancer

Last month, University Hospital Galway became the first public hospital in the Country to treat patients with prostate cancer using high dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy. This was the culmination of an extensive training and education programme for the multi-disciplinary team from the Radiation Department which included a Radiation Oncologist, Physicists, Nursing staff, Radiation Therapists and Anaesthetics.

National Orthopaedic Meeting Hosted by Sligo University Hospital

Last weekend Sligo University Hospital hosted the ‘Atlantic Club Orthopaedic Meeting’ which is one of Ireland’s premier orthopaedic meetings bringing together orthopaedic specialists, trainees, medical students and specialist nurses from throughout Ireland and the UK.

Over 150 delegates attended the meeting to hear about cutting edge research and the latest developments in hip and knee replacement surgery, foot and ankle surgery, shoulder and spine surgery.

Visiting Restrictions in place in Mayo University Hospital due to Norovirus

Visiting restrictions are in place at Mayo University Hospital due to some patients in B Ward displaying symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting usually caused by Norovirus, commonly known as the winter vomiting bug.

Anyone with recent symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting or who has had contact with others who have these symptoms must not visit patients in the hospital to avoid spreading the virus.

Fundraising Dress Sale to support GUH Arts Trust

Fundraising Dress Sale to support GUH Arts Trust

The Allied Health Professionals at Galway University Hospitals are hosting a 'Dress Swap' fundraising event with all donations (€5 per person) going to GUH Arts Trust on 30 November from 10 am-12 pm in the Board Room, Nurses Home, UHG.  Tea and coffee will be served on the day. 

Come along on the day; you never know you might pick up a bargain!



Book of Remembrance for Children and Pregnancy Loss introduced at Sligo University Hospital

Sligo University Hospital has introduced a ‘Book of Remembrance’ which will be available for families to record the names of babies or children who have died through miscarriage, still birth, shortly after birth or in childhood at the hospital.

The book will be on display in the hospital church on the current date and will display the details of the babies and children who are remembered that day.

New Multifaith Lockers for University Hospital Galway

New Multifaith Lockers for University Hospital Galway

The End of Life Care Committee at University Hospital Galway have recently received 16 multifaith lockers for use in clinical areas of the hospital.  The mobile multifaith lockers which can be placed at the patient's bedside contain articles to support spiritual and cultural care before and after a person’s death.

Management at University Hospital Galway along with funds raised by ‘Killannin Community Remembrance Walk Group’ provided the funding for the 16 multifaith lockers.

Mayo University Hospital marks ‘International Stop the Pressure’ Day

Mayo University Hospital hosted its first awareness day to mark ‘International Stop the Pressure’ day on Thursday 15 November.

Great engagement at Letterkenny University Hospital Sustainability Awareness Day

Letterkenny University Hospitals Green Sustainability Team in conjunction with HSE Estates recently held a Sustainability Awareness Day in the hospital.  

The main focus of the day was to encourage staff and members of the public to become aware of the energy being consumed both in the home and workplace.