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Galway Breastfeeding Clinic wins at Irish Healthcare Centre Awards

Galway Breastfeeding Clinic wins at Irish Healthcare Centre Awards

A unique breastfeeding clinic designed to support mothers who are having difficulty breastfeeding has won two Irish Healthcare Centre Awards.  The ‘Well Baby Breastfeeding Clinic’ in Galway won Best Community Outpatient Initiative of the year and Clinical Team of the year at an awards ceremony in May.

Innovative day case procedure to address uncontrolled blood pressure introduced at Galway University Hospitals

Galway University Hospitals (GUH) is the first hospital in the country to introduce a new minimally invasive day case procedure to reduce blood pressure in patients. This means that patients arrive in the hospital in the morning, have the procedure and are able to return home the same day.

Cubbie Sensory Hub for the Paediatric Unit at UHG

The Paediatric Unit at University Hospital Galway is delighted to receive a donation of a Cubbie Sensory Hub from Galway Sick Kids Foundation with the support of Galway Atlantaquaria. The Cubbie Sensory Hub was developed by an Irish company with input from Occupational Therapists to create a unique sensory experience to meet the needs of the child using it.

We are recruiting Staff Nurses for University Hospital Galway

We are recruiting Staff Nurses for University Hospital Galway. For more details, click here 

Why not come and start your journey with Saolta University Health Care Group today. 

UHG administers its first dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Staff in University Hospital Galway were among those who received the first doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine administered today, Tuesday December 29th. Lorna Quinn Assistant Director of Nursing and one of the peer vaccinators who will deliver the COVID-19 vaccine to staff based in University Hospital Galway was the first staff member in the hospital and the Saolta Group to receive the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine.

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. 


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.

Galway University Hospitals to host virtual Ecumenical Memorial Service

Galway University Hospitals (GUH) will host its 11th annual Ecumenical Memorial Service in remembrance of deceased patients of the hospital on Wednesday 07 October at 7pm. The service will be streamed live from the hospital chapel on

Technology connecting families in ICU in University Hospital Galway

University Hospital Galway (UHG) has introduced a new video call system known as ICU FamilyLink which will enable contact between families, patients and the clinical teams providing care. This is particularly important as currently visitors are not permitted in the hospital, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Using technology to care for patients with Cystic Fibrosis at University Hospital Galway

The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Team at University Hospital Galway is using online video conferencing to replace face-to-face outpatient appointments during the COVID-19 outbreak.