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Update on project to enhance the delivery and governance of services at Letterkenny University Hospital and Saolta University Health Care Group

Following the findings and recommendations from a number of external reviews of hospital services (including the HIQA Targeted Assurance Review), the Saolta University Health Care Group and Letterkenny University Hospital commenced a project to enhance the delivery and governance of services within Letterkenny University Hospital, as part of the Saolta University Health Care Group.

Tony Canavan, CEO of the Saolta University Health Care Group said, “Within the Saolta Group we are aware of the need for strong governance structures across all services in our hospitals and the wider Group. Late last year we engaged with a team from the NHS on preliminary work to support the rollout of further service improvements in LUH and the Saolta Group; as a result of their own service pressures they were unable to continue with this process. However, we are using the output of the NHS work as part of this project which aims to refine our approach to communications and engagement and how we govern our services. We have engaged a team from EY to support us in this work.

“The planning phase of the project will run until July and then the implementation of the action plans to driving sustainable change for LUH and Saolta will be a longer term project. I look forward to providing further updates on this project in due course.”

Seán Murphy, Hospital Manager, Letterkenny University Hospital said, “This project is more than just about governance, it is also looking at the importance of Letterkenny University Hospital as a model 3 hospital and our role within the Saolta Group. Ultimately it is about ensuring that we are best placed to deliver the highest quality care to our patients, to the people of Donegal, and how we work together to this end.”


The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH)