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Two New Replacement Orthopaedic Theatres for Merlin Park University Hospital

Two new replacement orthopaedic operating theatres on the Merlin Park site, which cost €10.57m to design, build and equip, will be used for the first time this Friday 10 June 2022.

Western Region Education Network - Cancer Research Conference

Cancer specialists from across the West and Northwest gathered in Sligo recently to discuss ways of improving cancer services, research and education for the region. The Western Region Education Network (WREN) conference in the Radisson Hotel, Sligo on Friday 27 May saw consultants, nurses and members of the Saolta Cancer MCAN (Managed Clinical Academic Network) come together for the first time in person.

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 09 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. 

Entitled “A stoma in your life “, the evening will focus on quality of life issues and looking together at positive influences on living with a stoma. 

Pride Month at Galway University Hospitals

Galway University Hospitals is marking the start of Pride month with an information stand in the main foyer of UHG on Friday 03 June from 1-2pm and will be welcoming Maria Walsh, MEP to launch the event at 2pm. The event will highlight a month of educational talks for staff focused on inclusion and diversity for both LGBT+ patients and staff. Members of the public attending the hospital for appointments on the day are also welcome.

HSE CEO Paul Reid in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon 

Today, (Tuesday 31 May 2022), sees the start of a two day visit by HSE CEO Paul Reid to services and colleagues in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

Stroke Signs and Symptoms Advice from Letterkenny University Hospital

Staff from the Acute Stroke Unit at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) are urging the people of Donegal to be aware of the signs and symptoms of stroke and to seek immediate medical attention if they, or a family member, develop any of the following:

Update on project to enhance the delivery and governance of services at Letterkenny University Hospital and Saolta University Health Care Group

Following the findings and recommendations from a number of external reviews of hospital services (including the HIQA Targeted Assurance Review), the Saolta University Health Care Group and Letterkenny University Hospital commenced a project to enhance the delivery and governance of services within Letterkenny University Hospital, as part of the Saolta University Health Care Group.

Mayo University Hospital and Children’s Health Ireland pilot a ‘Paediatric Smart Pump’

Mayo University Hospital (MUH) has worked with Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) to introduce use of the CHI paediatric smart pump system to the hospital. A smart pump is an infusion device which uses specific software and a drug library to deliver carefully controlled amounts of medication to a patient through a drip. This system for medication delivery is designed to reduce errors and standardise how medications are prepared and delivered.

Visiting Access Limited at Roscommon University Hospital

Due to an outbreak of COVID-19 at Roscommon University Hospital, access for visitors to St Coman’s and St Teresa’s Wards is currently limited to compassionate grounds only and these visits should be arranged in advance with the nurse in charge on the relevant ward.

Access to visitors to St Bridget’s Ward is by appointment only which must be pre-arranged by family members / visitors, who should contact the relevant ward or unit in advance:

Update on access for visitors to Sligo University Hospital

Following a review of visiting times at Sligo University Hospital, from today Monday 16 May, visiting restrictions have been eased.

Visitors no longer need to make an appointment. Visiting hours will be between 6pm and 8pm with one visit per patient. Up to two people can attend during the visit.

Visits outside 6-8pm can be facilitated for End of Life care or on compassionate grounds via prior arrangement with the ward manager.