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Galway University Hospitals seek Volunteers for next term of its Patient Council

Galway University Hospitals (GUH) are currently looking for volunteers to be part of the Patient Council for the Hospital. As some members of the current Patient Council are nearing the end of their term we are now seeking new members. The aim of the Patient Council is to work with GUH to identify current and future opportunities to improve the care experience for patients, families and caregivers when using the services of both University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital. The Council serve in an advisory capacity, making recommendations which will endeavour to embed the patient voice throughout the organisation and for that voice to be incorporated in organisational activities

Commenting Chris Kane, General Manager, Galway University Hospitals said, “We are very grateful for the contribution and commitment of our previous Patient Council. They play a key role in helping us shape what we do and how we do it. It is a valued link with the community we serve and assists our staff greatly by providing a patient’s perspective on the services we provide.

“As the current Council’s term will shortly come to an end, we welcome applications from anyone interested in joining the Council. We would particularly like to hear from people who have had direct contact with our hospital as a patient or relative and would like to contribute to improving the health services we provide and patients’ experience in Galway University Hospitals.

Between seven and ten people participate in the Council and work with the Hospital Management team. The Council meet bi-monthly with a minimum of six meetings per calendar year.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Patient Council or would like to find out more about what the role entails, please call 091-542517 or email

The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
University Hospital Galway (UHG)