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Rahoon Family Centre celebrate Social Inclusion Week

Rahoon Family Centre art work

GUH Arts Trust in partnership with Rahoon Family Centre in Westside have come together to host a collaboration of art work created by a group of young people from the Rahoon Family Centre to coincide with Social Inclusion Week. The art work is on display in the Transit Lounge, main foyer of University Hospital Galway.

Award for Plastics Team and Roscommon Hospital

Plastic and Reconstructive team at Roscommon Hospital

The Plastics Team at Roscommon Hospital presented at the HSE Integrated Care Conference, which took place in Dublin Castle last week and were awarded first prize for their work in their See and Treat model of care at Roscommon Hospital.

TIME exhibition in UHG

Installation marking Mental Health Week in foyer of University Hospital Galway

TIME – the installation which marked Mental Health Week was unveiled on Friday October 9th in the foyer of University Hospital Galway. The exhibition promotes the benefits of living in the now and the main entrance of the hospital foyer is transformed into a space for people to learn about taking positive steps in their life.

Mayo General Hospital celebrates World Sepsis Day

Staff at Mayo General Hospital

Mayo General Hospital celebrates World Sepsis Day
Mayo General Hospital staff recently celebrated World Sepsis Day. This was part a worldwide campaign that takes place every September known as World Sepsis Awareness Month. The event celebrated the improvements made in identification and treatment of sepsis at the hospital and promoted the success that the hospital has achieved in implementing the National Clinical Guidelines on Sepsis Management.

Minister for Health opens significant projects at Letterkenny Hospital

The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar TD visited Letterkenny General Hospital today, Thursday October 1st. During the visit the Minister met with management and staff at the hospital and formally opened the new catering unit and dining facilities which were redeveloped at a cost of approximately €2.97m and the new pulmonary laboratory which was part of a larger €2.06m development at the hospital.

6th annual Ecumenical Memorial Service for deceased patients

Pictured are staff at Galway University Hospitals at a recent cake sale in aid of the Ecumenical Services Committee. from left to right: Hannah Kent, Anne Mc Keown, Ann Sheehan, Olive Gallagher, Sheila Gardiner, Marian Coleman, Ann Marie Cunningham, Siobhan Keane, Edel Mannion and Lorraine Courtney.

Galway University Hospitals has announced the date for the 6th annual Ecumenical Memorial Service for deceased patients of the hospital. This will be held on Thursday October 22nd at 7pm in the staff canteen at University Hospital Galway.

An Taoiseach Opens New Research Centres to Benefit Patient Care

Maurice Power, CEO at Saolta, speaking at the opening of the Clinical Research Facility opening

NUI Galway opened the Lambe Institute for Translational Research and HRB Clinical Research Facility at University Hospital Galway yesterday (Sept 28th 2015). The co-location of these two facilities in one building on hospital grounds will mean basic laboratory research conducted in the translational research facility can be evaluated in clinical trials in the clinical research facility and ultimately benefit patients faster.

Inaugural 50km Cycle for Diabetes at Galway University Hospitals

Diabetes West Cycle UHG

Local Diabetes Charity 'Diabetes Care West' together with staff at the Endocrinology & Diabetes Day Centre at Galway University Hospital have just announced details of their first 50km Charity Cycle to raise funds specifically in support of their work caring for young people with Diabetes. The main sponsor for this year's cycle is Novo Nordisk and the cycle will be led by Irish cyclist Stephen Clancy who is a member of the Novo Nordisk Professional Cycle Team

Sligo Regional Hospital host Energy Awareness Day

Staff at Sligo Regional Hospital attending Energy Awareness Day

Sligo Regional Hospital recently held an Energy Awareness Day for staff and members of the public in the Hospital. The National Energy Efficiency Action Plan sets out several obligations on public bodies to lead the way in relation to energy efficiency and Sligo Regional Hospital is playing its part in reducing energy through a number of initiatives within the hospital including the formation of an Energy Map Team.

2015 Saolta CEO Awards launched

Saolta CEO Awards 2015 Logo

The second annual CEO Awards Ceremony will take place on the 13th November 2015. This initiative aims to recognise the importance role that staff play in delivering our services to our patients and to celebrate the many achievements of the hospital group.


The short listed nominees for each of the categories are invited to attend the awards, with the winners announced on the night. The categories for the 2015 CEO Awards are:


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