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Official opening of the Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Unit at University Hospital Galway

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD officially opened the new Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Unit at University Hospital Galway today, Monday 28 July.
The new unit is a dedicated specialist facility for day care and outpatient services for children with cystic fibrosis where they can be treated in an optimal physical environment to reduce the risk of infection, which can have a serious impact for patients with CF.

Mayo General Hospital hosts a Patient Safety and Quality Symposium

Mayo General Hospital (MGH) is hosting a Patient Safety and Quality Symposium on Thursday 31 July in the GMIT Castlebar Campus.
The symposium will highlight practices and initiatives aimed at improving patient safety and achieving high quality care for patients. The symposium is aimed at health care providers and staff working in hospitals and has attracted delegates from throughout the West/North West Hospitals Group and from hospitals across the country.

Hospice Friendly Hospital Awareness Day at Galway University Hospitals

The End of Life Care Committee in Galway University Hospitals (GUH) held a very successful information day to raise awareness of the work of both the committee and the Hospice Friendly Hospitals (HFH) Programme yesterday, Monday 21 July in the foyer of University Hospital Galway.

Exhibition by Karen Conway for Galway International Arts Festival at Galway University Hospitals

An exhibition titled “An + Aisthēsis” by Karen Conway is on display on the Arts Corridor at University Hospital Galway from Monday 14 July to Saturday 23 August as part of the Galway International Arts Festival.

Establishing Hospital Trusts-Strategic Input to Future Legislation Workshop

The West/North West Hospitals Group and NUI Galway, in partnership with EY, recently organised a high level workshop in NUI Galway to promote greater understanding of the legislative and governance structures that will need to be developed to facilitate hospital groups evolving into ‘Trusts’. Key leaders from the UK looked at lessons learned within the NHS Foundation Trust system and shared their experience with senior health officials, policy makers and hospital managers in Ireland.

Media Statement - Interim Chair of the Board of WNWHG

At an extraordinary meeting of the board of the West / North West Hospitals Group on Monday June 16th, board member Dr John Killeen agreed to take on the voluntary role of interim chair pending the imminent appointment of a new chairperson by the Minister for Health.


Dr Killeen joined the board in January 2013. He is an engineer by profession and a native of County Roscommon who became an Honorary Freeman of Galway City in 2012.


Aphasia Awareness Day in Mayo General Hospital on Wednesday 25 June

The HSE Mayo Community Services and the Mayo General Hospital Speech and Language Therapy Department will host an Aphasia Awareness Day on Wednesday 25 June from 10am to 4pm in the lobby of Mayo General Hospital.    

Message from Bill Maher, CEO – Resignation of Noel Daly

It is indeed with deep regret that I’m writing to tell you that Noel Daly, our Chairman for the past two years, has chosen to resign.
He has made this decision to resign as, to use his own words, he did not want his personal and professional reputation or the reputation of the Group to be compromised in any way.

"Share and Shout" Practice Development launches

A new webpage was launched this week to faciliate Nursing and Midwifey staff in sharing information with their colleagues..
Directors of Nursing and Midwifery undertaking the Royal College of Surgeon "Future Nurse Leaders Programme" recognised a gap for the profession in accessing a suitable platform that easily allows the sharing of best practice innovations with others.
The Website can be accessed at:

Galway University Hospitals Develops a Mobile App for Diabetes and Pregnancy

The Atlantic Diabetes in Pregnancy Team (Atlantic DIP) at Galway University Hospitals (GUH) have developed a mobile app for women who have diabetes in pregnancy (type 1, type 2 or gestational). Now women can have reliable information about preparing for pregnancy and caring for themselves during and after pregnancy at their fingertips.