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Saolta staff supporting UNICEF’s Childhood Immunisation Programme

This year staff working in hospitals in the Saolta Group are supporting UNICEF’s Childhood Immunisation Programmes through the ‘Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine’ flu initiative.

The Children’s Remembrance Day Committee in UHG launch their annual ‘Sponsor a Christmas Tree Light’

The Children’s Remembrance Day Committee at University Hospital Galway has launched their annual ‘Sponsor a Christmas Tree Light’. The Committee started this initiative 23 years ago as a way of remembering loved ones in a very special way over the festive season.

Galway University Hospitals to hold 12th Annual Ecumenical Memorial Service

Galway University Hospitals (GUH) will hold its 12th annual Ecumenical Memorial Service on Thursday 11 November at 7pm in the Church of Holy Family, Mervue.

UHG Maternity Department encourages pregnant women to get the COVID-19 vaccine

The Maternity Department at University Hospital Galway (UHG) is encouraging women who are pregnant to get their COVID-19 vaccine and to talk to their midwife or obstetrician at their antenatal appointments.

Eight new radiographers join the team at Mayo University Hospital

The Radiology Department in Mayo University Hospital has added eight new radiographers to their team in recent months bringing the total number of radiographers to 33. The additional radiography staff and increased capacity within the unit is already having have a positive impact on service delivery in the hospital.

A new state of the art Hybrid Endovascular Theatre has opened in Galway University Hospitals to facilitate highly specialised vascular surgery

Galway University Hospitals has developed a new Hybrid Endovascular Theatre for the treatment of complex vascular conditions such as aortic aneurysms and chronic limb threatening ischaemia.

Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Carndonagh, Buncrana and Stranorlar This Week

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics are taking place in Carndonagh, Buncrana and Stranorlar this week to make it as easy as possible for anyone who has yet to receive their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, to get vaccinated.

People who are waiting for their second dose Pfizer vaccine may also attend one of the walk-in clinics, once the interval of 21 days between doses has been reached.

Sligo University Hospital to implement changes to traffic flow

Sligo University Hospital is implementing changes to its traffic flow in order to enhance the patient’s journey when attending hospital and to facilitate ongoing works.

At present traffic backlogs occur to the front of the hospital entrance, leading to cars queuing on the Mall. This can result, in unsafe conditions for  patients and the public.

Galway University Hospitals seek Volunteers for next term of its Patient Council

Galway University Hospitals (GUH) are currently looking for volunteers to be part of the Patient Council for the Hospital. As some members of the current Patient Council are nearing the end of their term we are now seeking new members. The aim of the Patient Council is to work with GUH to identify current and future opportunities to improve the care experience for patients, families and caregivers when using the services of both University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

The Saolta Group has responsibility for the HSE COVID-19 Vaccination Centres in the following locations:

  • Mayo: Breaffy House Resort
  • Galway: Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit 

COVID-19 vaccination is available to children aged 5 to 15 to give them protection against serious COVID-19 illness.

You can book: