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PRECISE Study – Antibody Test for COVID-19 underway at UHG

A national study to look at the rates of previous COVID-19 infections in healthcare workers is currently underway at University Hospital Galway and St James’s Hospital in Dublin. Staff currently working in these two hospitals are being invited to have a blood test to determine the presence of COVID-19 antibodies. This PRECISE study will be repeated in six months and the data compared. 


Collaboration between local company and Mayo University Hospital during pandemic

Local company Fort Wayne Metals reached out to management at Mayo University Hospital in April during the COVID-19 pandemic, to offer practical support and help. Through a series of calls and video conferences, the hospital was able to access a wide range of knowledge around process and quality improvement. The initial work included a brainstorming session that ultimately led to the establishment of an internal Champions Team, consisting of staff from a range of jobs in the hospital.

HSE team in the West urges everyone in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon to continue their efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19

Hospital and Community Health Services Managers in the West, together with their colleagues in Public Health have today reiterated the appeal to everyone living and working in counties Galway, Roscommon and Mayo to continue with their efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Saolta e-Newsletter Issue 42 COVID-19 Special Edition

Welcome to the Summer 2020 COVID-19 special edition of the Saolta University Health Care Group newsletter.  This is a COVID-19 special edition looking back at the last number of months.

Click here to download a copy of the Saolta e-Newsletter Issue 42 Summer 2020

Roscommon University Hospital using ‘Photo Triage’ during COVID-19 Pandemic

The Plastic Surgery Department at Roscommon University Hospital has been using a ‘photo triage’ process to identify patients who require an urgent consultation, to replace face-to-face consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deidre Jones, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon said, “When our ‘See and Treat’ skin cancer clinics were suspended due to COVID-19, we set up a new pathway to identify patients who required urgent consultation.

Supporting heart failure patients to avoid hospital during COVID-19 pandemic

The cardiology team at Galway University Hospitals (GUH) has carried out a first-in-man clinical trial for a sensor which detects changes in the health of patients with heart failure and securely transmits the information to the care team for review, allowing for clinical intervention to prevent a heart failure flare-up resulting in urgent hospitalisation.

Sligo University Hospital and recent changes to the Outpatient Clinics

Management at Sligo University Hospital are reminding the public that patients attending outpatient appointments at the hospital to enter the hospital via the temporary main entrance which is currently located on the Mall side of the hospital.

A number of changes at Sligo University Hospital in preparation for increase in patients attending with COVID-19

A number of changes in how patients access Sligo University Hospital will be in place from Monday, April 6th. This is to ensure that patients who need to attend the hospital can do so safely during the current COVID-19 public health emergency.