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New Nurse-Led Wax Clinic introduced at Letterkenny University Hospital

Letterkenny University Hospital held the first nurse-led Wax Clinic in the Outpatients Department earlier this month.

Staff nurse, Bridgene Bonner introduced the new clinic following specialised training in London and at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital Dublin. The clinic runs under supervision from Prof Nash Patil, Consultant ENT Surgeon from Sligo University Hospital as part of the satellite ENT Outpatient Service for Donegal.

Roscommon Injury Unit appoints Third Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner

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Roscommon University Hospital is delighted to announce that Patricia Larkin has recently been appointed as a Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner (RANP) in Emergency Nursing at Roscommon Injury Unit.  RANPs are the highest level of clinical experts in the nursing profession in Ireland today and are transforming services for patients through an expanded scope of practice, greater clinical autonomy and decision-making.

Portiuncula University Hospital marks World Patient Safety Day with a focus on medication safety

Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH) is marking World Patient Safety Day on Saturday 17 September by raising awareness of safe medication practices. The Medication Safety Committee in PUH is encouraging the public to get to know their medication better with an awareness campaign called “Know, Check, Ask”.

Long wait times at the Emergency Department in Sligo University Hospital

The Emergency Department at Sligo University Hospital has been extremely busy over the past few days with high numbers of patients presenting for treatment. Yesterday 139 people attended the Emergency Department with 173 attending on Monday.

Twins antenatal class in Mayo University Hospital

The Maternity Unit in Mayo University Hospital (MUH) has developed a special antenatal programme for expectant parents of twins to help prepare them for the unique journey ahead.

There are currently 12 families expecting twins using the maternity service in MUH. The antenatal education team are keen to inform and empower these parents by providing both practical support and clinical advice.

Re-launch of protected mealtimes initiative in Portiuncula University Hospital

The protective mealtimes initiative has been relaunched in Portiuncula University Hospital, the aim of protected mealtimes is to help patients get the most from their meals. This is one of a number of initiatives being rolled out in PUH to improve quality patient care. An uninterrupted ward environment, presentation, timing and nutritional content of food are really important for a patient's recovery.

Portiuncula University Hospital launch ‘Seo Mise - This is Me’ to enhance quality dementia care


Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH) with support from the National Dementia Office launched ‘Seo Mise - This is Me’ in the hospital recently.

Letterkenny University Hospital experiencing significant pressure today

The Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital is under significant pressure today with high attendances and long waiting times. Yesterday 113 people attended the Emergency Department.

Roscommon University Hospital seek Volunteers for its Patient Council

Roscommon University Hospital (RUH) is currently looking for volunteers to be part of the Patient Council for the Hospital. The aim of the Patient Council is to work with hospital staff to identify current and future opportunities to improve the care experience for patients, families and caregivers when using the services of Roscommon University Hospital.

Launch of ‘An Bhean Ghlúine’ at Portiuncula University Hospital as part of National Heritage Week

The launch of ‘An Bhean Ghlúine’ ebook and project took place at Portiuncula University Hospital yesterday as part of National Heritage Week. The project was funded by the Heritage Council and Galway County Council.

‘An Bhean Ghlúine’ or woman of the knee (midwife, handywoman) was researched and developed by Emma Laffey, a volunteer with the Skehana & District Heritage Group and a valued team member working as a healthcare assistant in Portiuncula Maternity Unit.