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Visiting update for University Hospital Galway

Due to an outbreak of vomiting bug (Norovirus) in St Enda’s Ward, visiting to this ward is limited to compassionate grounds at this time.  

The hospital is also requesting that people do not visit the hospital if they are feeling unwell.

Community care improving health outcomes and experiences for patients

The new Regional Executive Officer (REO) for HSE West and North West, Tony Canavan, has acknowledged the progress the Enhanced Community Care (ECC) Programme is making, as new 2023 figures indicate significant improvements in long waiting times and outpatient appointments as well as a high number of patients seen in the community rather than in hospital.

National Inpatient Experience Survey launches at Mayo University Hospital


National Inpatient Experience Survey 2024 launches at Mayo University Hospital

The National Inpatient Experience Survey is a nationwide survey asking patients about their recent experience in hospital. The survey is a partnership between the Department of Health, the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).


Mayo University Hospital welcomes progress on plans for new ED expansion

Mayo University Hospital (MUH) welcomes the progress in developing a new two-story extension to include extension of the Emergency Department and new Acute Medical Assessment Unit (AMAU).

The extension of the Emergency Department is at Ground Floor with a new Acute Medical Assessment Unit on the first floor.

The new ED facilities will be constructed in the courtyard connecting into the existing ED. The existing ED will also undergo major refurbishment as part of the plans.

HSE encourages public to consider all care options this May Bank Holiday weekend

Health services in the West and North West wish to remind the public of all their care options ahead of the May Bank Holiday weekend.

HSE West and North West has plans in place across its hospital and community services to ensure patients can access the care they need in the right setting.

Additional GP out-of-hours services will operate across the region over the bank holiday.

Pharmacies are also on hand to provide support and advice throughout the long weekend.

Letterkenny Pathfinder Service is successfully preventing hospital admissions for older patients

One year after launching in Donegal, the HSE Pathfinder team have been called out to the homes of 511 older people in the region, and managed to keep 81% of patients safely at home.

Sligo University Hospital Awarded its second An Taisce Green Flag

Sligo University Hospital (SUH) has been awarded its second ‘Green Flag’ after a successful re-certification audit by An Taisce.

Organ Donor families fund newly refurbished Family Rooms at the Intensive Care Unit in University Hospital Galway in memory of their loved ones

Two family rooms in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in University Hospital Galway (UHG) have recently been refurbished for use by families who have loved ones receiving treatment in the unit. The refurbishment of these rooms are credited to two Organ Donor families in memory of their loved ones. The Kenny family from Loughrea and the Ó Brádaigh family from Oranmore have supported these projects through their generous fundraising efforts in the past and present.

Letterkenny University Hospital to hold tidy up of Little Angels burial grave and Remembrance Service for families who have experienced the loss of a baby or child

Letterkenny University Hospital is inviting parents and their families who have experienced bereavement through the death of a child or who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth or neo-natal death, to a remembrance service which will take place in Conwal Parish Church in Letterkenny on April 28th.

Visiting Restrictions in place at Portiuncula University Hospital

Portiuncula University Hospital is asking people to comply with visitor restrictions on St Joseph’s ward due to a number of cases of the vomiting bug (Norovirus) on the ward.

Visitors to the affected ward will be facilitated on compassionate grounds, on an exceptional basis only. To arrange a visit on compassionate grounds, please contact the ward manager in advance.