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GPs from Donegal attend the Eighth Annual HSE West Clinical Workshop at Sligo Regional Hospital

The eighth annual HSE West Clinical Workshop took place on Saturday 30 November 2013 at Sligo Regional Hospital. The Workshop brought together General Practitioners from South Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, West Cavan and Roscommon, Consultants from Sligo Regional Hospital and management representatives from both hospital and community services to discuss a range of commonly encountered conditions and their management.

Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe is now a smoke free campus

Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe (PHB) introduced a smoke free campus policy on Monday 02 December.
It is no longer possible to smoke anywhere on the hospital grounds, for example entrances, doorways, walkways, internal roads, car parks, cars, bicycle shelters etc.

Presentation of cheque by the West North West Hospitals Group to Strange Boat Donor Foundation

Denis and Martina Goggin, Strange Boat Donor Foundation, accepting a cheque for €5,000 from Bill Maher, CEO of the West / North West Hospitals Group. This donation resulted from money raised by the consultant staff at the hospital group who organised fund raising events including a barbeque. From left to right: Denis Goggin; Bill Maher, CEO of the West / North West Hospitals Group; Martina Goggin; and Galway City Mayor, Cllr Padraig Conneely.

GUH leads international training on revolutionary new treatment for high blood pressure / stroke prevention

Galway University Hospitals will become the first hospital in the UK and Ireland to provide training on a new treatment for high blood pressure called renal artery denervation.

New Interim Outpatient Department for Letterkenny Hospital Opens

The rebuild programme at Letterkenny Hospital is underway involving a number of projects being worked on simultaneously, prioritising key patient areas.
The Outpatient Department was one of the areas damaged by flood waters and Outpatient clinics were relocated to a number of different temporary locations within the hospital and around the town and county.

Mayo General Hospital hosts Antibiotic Awareness Day

Last week (Tuesday 26 November), Mayo General Hospital hosted an Antibiotic Awareness Day to promote antibiotic awareness both for the general public and for staff. The event was organised by the hospital’s Infection Control Team who were on hand to answer any questions and to provide information. They also organised an antibiotic awareness quiz with prizes.

New Oncology and Haematology Inpatient ward opens in Sligo Regional Hospital

The newly upgraded Oncology and Haematology inpatient ward in Sligo Regional Hospital will be officially opened at 3 o'clock this afternoon, Friday 29 November, by broadcaster and publisher Ms Norah Casey in the presence of staff, past patients, patients' families, and fundraisers.

Environmental and Energy Awareness Day at Galway University Hospitals

An Environmental and Energy Awareness Day for staff and visitors to the hospital took place on Monday 25 November as part of European Waste Reduction Week.

Partnership and Innovation Conference

“Partnership and Innovation” Conference
The first conference of the West/North West Hospitals Group took place in Galway on Wednesday 27 November with presentations from leading national and international health care experts. The conference was held in partnership with NUI Galway and hosted more than 140 healthcare leaders from around the country and international guests. 
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Letterkenny Hospital and the Donegal Team - “Charity begins at home: The GAA and Organ Transplantation”

The renowned transplant surgeon, Mr David Hickey, gave a moving, accurate and up to date lecture as guest speaker at Letterkenny General Hospital’s Research Day Symposium last week (Friday 22 November).
Mr Hickey was invited by Mr Charles McManus, Director of Medical Education at Letterkenny General Hospital and Team Physician to the Donegal county footballers, to give a talk on the volunteerism that forms the bedrock for both organ transplantation and grass roots GAA.