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Roscommon Hospital hosts Haemochromatosis Awareness Day

National Haemochromatosis Awareness Day is Roscommon Hospital

In conjunction the Irish Haemochromatosis Association (IHA),  the Medical Day Services Unit at Roscommon Hospital hosted a Haemochromatosis Awareness Day on 3rd June 2015. Haemochromatosis is a genetic condition which causes people to absorb too much iron, resulting in an iron overload which can have serious consequences if not treated. Early diagnosis and treatment of this condition prevents organ damage.  

Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe receives re-acreditation under WHO/UNICEF Initiative

Portiuncula Hospital staff receiving re-accreditation from Dr Genevieve Becker

Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe has recently been reaccredited under a World Health Organisation (WHO) / United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Initiative which is given to organisations who provide high levels of infant feeding care, with a particular emphasis on breastfeeding. Portiuncula Hospital was the first organisation in Ireland to achieve this Accreditation in 2004.

GUH announces "Powering Kindness" programme results

GUH "Powering Kindness" winner Helen Mulryan

Galway University Hospital’s Health and Wellbeing Division recently ran a “Powering Kindness” programme at the hospital asking staff to nominate those colleagues who go above and beyond the call of duty in the course of their work. There was a fantastic response from across services in the hospital with many examples of staff going that extra step to support and facilitate both patients and their colleagues.

Regular pulse checks can help prevent Stroke!

Croi Check Your Pulse Campaign June 2015 as part of ‘World Heart Rhythm Awareness Week’ Croí in collaboration with Saolta University Health Care Group

“Is your Finger on the Pulse?” is the question being asked by local Heart & Stroke Charity Croí, who has just launched a campaign to mark ‘World Heart Rhythm Awareness Week’ in association with the Saolta University Health Care Group supported by Boehringer Ingelheim.

Roscommon Hospital Staff raise funds for Join Our Boys Trust.

Representive of Join Our Boys Trust and Mary Crowley, Medical Records Roscommon Hospital

Staff at Roscommon Hospital recently hosted a Coffee Morning in aid of the Join Our Boys Trust.  Ms. Mary Crowley, representing the hospital, recently handed over the sum of €646.16 to the Trust, which was raised on the day through the goodwill and generosity of staff, visitors and members of the public. 

Children's Remembrance Day Committee invites Parents to Special Remembrance Mass

Paediatrics Department Remembrance Garden GUH - Children of Lir statue by John Behan

University Hospital Galway’s Children's Remembrance Day Committee invites Parents to include their Loved Ones in a Special Mass of Remembrance

New Kitchens and Canteen open at Letterkenny General Hospital

A new Catering Central Production Unit (CPU) which includes kitchen and food storage facilities together with new visitor and staff canteen areas has recently opened at Letterkenny General Hospital. The hospital’s previous catering facilities were extensively damaged by flooding in July 2013.

Roscommon Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation receive funding from Lecarrow Fund

Roscommon Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Department receive €2,500 funding from the Lecarrow Benevolent Fund Committee.

The Lecarrow Benevolent Committee has presented Elaine Prendergast, General Manager Roscommon Hospital with a cheque for €2,500 for the purchase of a Krank Cycle for use in the hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department.

Research staff celebrate International Clinical Trials Day

International Clinical Trials day was celebrated this week in University Hospital Galway. Clinical research nurses from the HRB Clinical Research facility and GUH Clinical Trials Department were available at information stand to discuss and highlight the importance of clinical trials, to provide information and answer any questions that patients had.

Teen Parents Programme Galway Launches New Website

The Galway Teen Parents Support Programme launched its new website ( which was developed to provide young parents in Galway city and county with information about relevant services available to them.