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Roscommon Hospital receives €7.85 million funding for development of new Rehabilitation Unit

Roscommon Hospital has been approved funding of €7.85 million for the development of a new 20 bed Specialist Rehabilitation Unit which will be located to the rear of the existing hospital building.

Board holds public meeting in Sligo and launch 2014 Annual Report

The Board of the Saolta University Health Care Group today (May 12th 2015) held its fifth public meeting, which took place in Sligo. At the meeting, the Group’s Annual Report for 2014 was presented and accepted by the Board and there was a presentation by Grainne McCann, Manager Sligo Regional Hospital on the Sligo based winning projects at the recent Irish Healthcare Awards.

Type 1 Diabetes Patient Information Evening Tuesday 12th May 2015

The Diabetes Team in Galway are hosting a Type 1 Diabetes Patient Information Evening in conjunction with Croí and Diabetes Ireland on Tuesday 12th May 2015 @ 6:30pm. 

The talks and group sessions will cover such topics as hypoglycaemia, driving and exercise.

for more information, visit or call 091 544310. Places are limited 

10th Annual Teddy Bear Hospital Presentation to Paediatric Department UHG

The Paediatric department at University Hospital Galway were presented with a cheque for €3,000 from the Sláinte Society at NUI Galway, who organise the annual ‘Teddy Bear Hospital’ which took place in NUI Galway on the 22nd and 23rd of January 2015.

GUH Cardiac team carry out new heart valve procedure

The cardiac team at University Hospital Galway were the first in Ireland to introduce the latest technology in cardiac care. Dr. Darren Mylotte at UHG Cardiology Department, implanted the CoreValve® Evolut™ R System for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for the first time in Ireland, positioning UHG at the cutting edge of valvular heart technology.

Transition Year students experience life as a junior doctor at the Saolta Simulation Centre

After the success of the inaugural SIMMed School in 2014, over 30 transition year (TY) students from across the West of Ireland attended the Saolta Simulation Centre at University Hospital Galway on Monday 23th March 2015 to experience what it is like to be a junior doctor.

Prof. Sherif Sultan awarded title of Doctor Honoris Causa at University in Romania

Prof. Sherif Sultan, Vascular Surgeon at Galway University Hospitals, was recently honored with title of "Doctor Honoris Causa" at the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (ULBS) in Romania.

New innovative online App to help reduce risk of developing cancer

Two Letterkenny based nurses have helped pioneer a new web based application that offers the latest research free to the public on helping prevent cancer.

The simple to use website hosts a range of information on how to help reduce your risk of developing cancer.

Prof. Finnegan honoured at Irish Thoracic Society Gala

Professor Pat Finnegan, Professor Emeritus, and previous Dean of Medicine at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG); and retired respiratory consultant at University College Hospital Galway, was presented with the Irish Thoracic Society Award for Outstanding Contribution to Respiratory Medicine at the Society’s recent Annual Gala Dinner.

GUH Hosts Live Radiology Cases for National Conference

Galway University Hospital Interventional Radiology only hospital in Ireland & UK to host ‘live cases’ for International Conference to be transmitted remotely internationally ‘real-time’ using cutting edge technology

Galway University Hospital Interventional Radiology (IR) is hosting “live cases” for the LINC conference in Germany on 27/1/2015. More than 100 cases will be performed from 15 international centres worldwide and transmitted real-time online to a wide medical / healthcare audience using the latest in high definition television and wireless technology.