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Hospital group launches new website at recent board meeting

Ross Cullen, Technology Infrastructure Officer at UHG NUI Galway student Patrick at the launch of the WNWHG Website

At the recent West / North West Hospital Group board meeting at the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre in Galway, the hospital group's new pilot website was launched. This was the first time that the board got to see the finished pilot and were given an interactive tour through some of the key areas of the website. 

The website is designed by Ross Cullen, a member of the Information Services team at Galway University Hospitals and was recently assisted by a student studying Business Information Systems at NUI Galway. Mr. Cullen was both designing and deloping the website in his own spare time over the past few months and has done this at no cost to the hospital group. In addition, the Mr. Cullen was also responsible for designing the recent WNWHG logo, which the group have adopted as their interim logo.

Speaking at the launch WNWHG Group CEO Mr. Bill Maher hailed the new website such as the website being mobile friendly (responsive), its ease of use and “Find a Doctor” section, which makes it easy to see the list of consultants working in the 7 hospital group.

Commenting at the launch, the hospital group’s non-executive chairperson Noel Daly said “on behalf of the board, we are extremely grateful and thankful for the huge effort Ross has made in putting our website together over the past few months. It is a real testament to people like Ross who built the website entirely in his own personal time and for no fee. This is just one example of the many talented people working in the hospital group.”

Although the website is currently a pilot version, the hospital group plan to have the website further developed and updated in the coming months such as developing additional sections aimed at patients, health professionals and the general public.

Pictured above are Ross Cullen, designer of WNWHG website and Patrick, student at NUI Galway.