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Public Consultation on Bereavement Care in Sligo and Galway

The HSE would like to hear your views on the recently published proposed Standards for Bereavement Care following Pregnancy Loss and Perinatal Death. In particular the HSE would like to hear from people who have experienced a pregnancy loss or the death of a baby around the time of birth.

The HSE consultation process for the Bereavement Care Standards can be accessed at

International Breast Cancer course at the Royal College of Surgeons

The Breast Centre North West, based at Letterkenny General Hospital and the Donegal Clinical Research Academy recently organised an international Breast Cancer multidisciplinary course which took place at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin. This course was unique as it brought together all the disciplines involved in breast cancer care for a one day event. Presented at the meeting was a combination of the latest evidence in breast cancer care and case scenario discussions.

New rehabilitation equipment at Occupational Therapy Department GUH

Pictured in the launch of the Dynavision D2 system at Occupational Therapy GUH are: Cornelius Dhivakar, Occupational Therapy UHG. Charles Jackson, Footsteps Committee Member. Rosalie Parker, Chairperson of Footsteps. Caitriona Cosgrove, Occupational Therapy UHG. Ann Cosgrove, General Manager Galway University Hosptials. Alisha Kelly, Occupational Therapy UHG.

The Occupational Therapy Service at Galway University Hospitals has recently acquired a new rehabilitation tool known as Dynavision D2.  The purchase of the device was supported by a grant of €10,000 from the charity Footsteps and it is the only hospital in the West of Ireland to currently have this device.

New Midwives clinic in Athenry Primary Care Centre

The University Hospital Galway Community Midwives Team has opened a new outreach clinic located in the Athenry Primary Care Centre. This clinic is held every Thursday and is run by midwives from the maternity unit in the Hospital. Pregnant women from Athenry and the surrounding area can attend this clinic for their care once they have booked into University Hospital Galway.

Caring for our Carers at Sligo Regional Hospital Health & Well-being Event

Staff at Sligo Regional Hospital attending staff health and well-being event

Sligo Regional Hospital recently held its staff health and well-being event. The event, which took place in the main foyer of the hospital aimed to motivate and support employees to adopt new, good-for-you habits such as exercising more, reviewing diet  and stopping smoking , all of which impact on not only physical  but mental health & well-being. 

Credit Union staff present cheque for €5,000 to UHG Paediatric Unit

Cheque presentation to paediatric Unit staff UHG from St. Anthony's & Claddagh Credit Union staff

Staff from St. Anthony's & Claddagh Credit Union recently presented a cheque of €5,000 to staff in the Paediatric Unit at University Hospital Galway (UHG). 

Garden of Remembrance celebrates opening at University Hospital Galway

Ann Cosgrove, Dr. David Lillis, Margaret Duignan, remembrance garden opening

The Children's Remembrance Committee celebrated the official opening of the newly designed "Garden of Remembrance" which is now situated near the rear of the Paediatric Unit at University Hospital Galway.

The Garden features include a beautiful sculpture entitled  the Children of Lir, which was commissioned by Galway artist John Behan. It also includes a water feature and a cherry blossom tree, which was planted as a sapling in the original garden in 1997.

Aramark at Mayo General Hospital receives Happy Heart at Work Award

Irish Heart Foundation - Happy Heart at Work

The Irish Heart Foundation has awarded Aramark’s Food Services team at Mayo General Hospital’s Main Restaurant with the Happy Heart at Work Healthy Eating Award. The team received this award in recognition of their efforts in providing a range of healthy food choices for customers.

GUH Medical Scientist launches next "Icebucket Challenge" in aid of ME research

Nicola Glynn, Medical Scientist at Galway University Hospitals; one of the brainchildren behind the Chilli M.E. Challenge

Nicola Lavin (Glynn), a Medical Scientist at Galway University Hospitals is one of the brainchildren behind a new and novel social fundraising campaign. Many believe will go viral online and become the next "Ice Bucket Challenge".

Friends of Letterkenny present €750,000 for Interventional Suite

Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital present €750,000 for Interventional Suite

The Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital recently presented Letterkenny General Hospital with a cheque for €750,000. This money is being provided by the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital to facilitate the development of an Interventional Suite at the radiology department in Letterkenny hospital.