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Portiuncula University Hospital and Community Healthcare West launch ‘Patient Communications Passport’ Initiative

Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH) and Community Healthcare West (Galway, Mayo and Roscommon) are delighted to introduce the new ‘Getting to know what matters to me’ Communication Passport for people living with dementia.

New ophthalmology pathway has substantially reduced wait times for paediatric care in Galway

Waiting times for paediatric patients requiring eye tests have been reduced dramatically from 2 years to 6 weeks in Galway under the new Ophthalmology Modernised Care Pathway.

Over 3,500 children have been treated from the waiting list, including 2,633 who had been waiting for more than a year.

Currently there are no waiting lists for paediatric eye care in Galway for new or review patients, with children being seen within the HSE Urgent and Routine category timelines.

Sligo University Hospital’s Nursing Class of 1974 commemorated

“Our roots are in Sligo but our shoots spread worldwide”, that’s the inscription on the plaque at Sligo University Hospital which was installed to commemorate the hospital’s first nurses-in-training. 

The first intake of student nurses joined Sligo University Hospital in 1974 and the foundation was laid for the next 50 years of professionalism, compassion and dedication to patients.

Saolta University Cancer Network progresses to next stage of European accreditation

Saolta University Cancer Network are delighted to have progressed to the next stage of accreditation with the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI).

The OECI Accreditation and Designation programme is considered internationally as the gold standard for cancer care. It focuses on enabling a complete quality system for cancer diagnosis, care, education and research.

University Hospital Galway and Saolta Arts welcomed World Health Organisation Arts and Health Lead Christopher Bailey

Christopher Bailey, Arts and Health Lead at the World Health Organization and co-founder of the Jameel Arts & Health Lab visited University Hospital Galway (UHG) on 06 March as part of his visit to Ireland to promote Creative Brain Week 2024. 

Awards for Extraordinary Nurses and Midwives in Letterkenny University Hospital

Three outstanding nurses/midwives from Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) have been acknowledged for the meaningful difference they make in their patients' lives.

Saolta University Health Care Group partner with UCC on Radiography programme

Saolta University Health Care Group is delighted to partner with University College Cork for their Radiography programme.

The MSc Diagnostic Radiography course at UCC offers an accelerated route for graduates from any health science or science related discipline to gain a recognised qualification in Diagnostic Radiography.

Invitation to International Women’s Day healthcare conference hosted by Sligo University Hospital

Sligo University Hospital extends an invitation to women of all ages to a free public conference to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The conference takes place on Friday 8th March, 2024 in the Clayton Hotel, Sligo from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Brídín Bell (Advanced Nurse Practitioner) and Ms Juliana Henry (Director of Midwifery in the Women and Children’s Service SUH) are hosting the conference along with the Centre of Nursing and Midwifery Sligo.

Roscommon Injury Unit supports TY students with Junk Kouture Project

Congratulations to TY students Aoife Canavan and Myah Gallagher from High Cross College, Tuam, who qualified for the Junk Kouture Regional Finals with their project ‘Magenta Monarchy’.

The design was created entirely from recycled materials, with the bodice constructed from Plaster of Paris generously donated by Roscommon Injury Unit.

Cancer Seminar - 04 March 2024

The Saolta-University of Galway Cancer Seminar Series takes place Monday March 4th, at 1pm with Rachel Macken and Martina Kinnane, Senior Medical Social Workers GUH, presenting "Oncology Social Work: A Systemic Focus - Ar Scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine"

All hospital and university staff, trainees, and students are welcome to join in person or online.