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Portiuncula University Hospital

Portiuncula University Hospital is a Model 3 hospital providing 24/7 acute surgery, acute medicine and critical care along with Emergency Department and maternity services to adults and children in the catchment areas of East Galway, Westmeath, North Tipperary, Roscommon and Offaly. The hospital has natural referral pathways to the Midlands, particularly in respect of patients that are referred in via the Emergency Department and discharged back for appropriate care i.e. orthopaedics, elderly care services etc. In addition, the hospital’s paediatric service has linkages with Crumlin Children’s Hospital for shared care arrangement in relation to oncology.

Portiuncula has academic links with the University of Limerick post-graduate training, Medical Training Schemes for Interns, SHO’s and Registrars and an Overseas Medical Student Programme. In January 2013 a new medical academy opened on site in conjunction with NUI Galway.

Main Phone Number: (090) 964 8200

Therapy Dog ‘Cody’ makes his debut at Portiuncula University Hospital

Therapy Dog ‘Cody’ makes his debut at Portiuncula University Hospital

Cody is a 6 year old Golden Retriever who lives a normal life like any other dog…mostly. Once a week, he puts on his Irish Therapy Dog uniform and trots through the door of the ICU in Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH), where his calming and comforting influence is felt in abundance.

Portiuncula University Hospital awarded Gold Happy Heart Award

The Irish Heart Foundation has awarded the Gold Happy Heart Award to Portiuncula University Hospital for a third year running in recognition of the ongoing work at the hospital to promote healthy eating in the workplace.

Portiuncula University Hospital one of three hospitals nationally to participate in new hand hygiene awareness programme

Portiuncula University Hospital one of three hospitals nationally to participate in new hand hygiene awareness programme

Portiuncula University Hospital is one of three hospitals nationally to participate in the HSE’s Hand Hygiene Train the Trainer and hand hygiene awareness programme (Resist) which is aimed at all healthcare workers and everyone who comes to the hospital.

Portiuncula’s Study of Sporting Injuries

The Advanced Nurse Practitioners  working in the Emergency Department at Portiuncula University Hospital carried out an audit of all sports related injuries they treated at the hospital from January to March 2018. The aim was to identify the prevalence of minor sports injuries with a view to identifying further opportunity for health promotion and education.

Bernard Jackman supporting ‘End PJ paralysis’ initiative at Portiuncula University Hospital

Bernard Jackman, former Irish rugby union player who played for Connacht, Leinster and Ireland showed his support for Portiuncula’s ‘End PJ paralysis’ campaign at the hospital today.

For the next 8 weeks, staff at the hospital are focusing on getting patients who are well enough, to get out of bed, get dressed and get moving.

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