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“Lost” a photographic exhibition by photographer Seamie Gallagher opens this week on the Arts Corridor at University Hospital Galway

An exhibition of photographs titled “Lost” by photographer Seamie Gallagher is currently on display on the Arts Corridor at University Hospital Galway. The exhibition runs until Friday 04 April and members of the public are welcome.

Hospital group launches new website at recent board meeting

Ross Cullen, Technology Infrastructure Officer at UHG NUI Galway student Patrick at the launch of the WNWHG Website

At the recent West / North West Hospital Group board meeting at the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre in Galway, the hospital group's new pilot website was launched. This was the first time that the board got to see the finished pilot and were given an interactive tour through some of the key areas of the website. 

Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement meeting in Letterkenny General Hospital

A delegation from the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement met with representatives from the West/North West Hospitals Group in Letterkenny today. The purpose of the visit was to further develop the Committee’s understanding of the areas where cross-border cooperation in healthcare might be advanced.

Statement from the West / North West Hospitals Group following the February Board Meeting

At the February Board meeting a number of items were discussed including the ongoing review of Maternity Services for the Hospital Group.
The Board welcomed the first phase of the review and has accepted the short term recommendations which are to further develop the clinical governance structures across the Group and to develop consistent models of care.

Countdown to Smoke Free Campus at Mayo General Hospital

Mayo General Hospital (MGH) is introducing a smoke free campus policy on Wednesday 05 March.
From this date it will no longer be possible to smoke anywhere on the hospital grounds, for example entrances, doorways, walkways, internal roads, car parks, cars etc.

The West / North West Hospitals Group is looking for Volunteers for a Patient Council

The West / North West Hospitals Group is currently looking for people to volunteer to be part of the Patient Council for the Group. The aim of the Patient Council is to work closely with staff in the Hospital Group to improve the experience patients have when using the services of the hospitals in the Group.

Professor of Midwifery at NUI Galway to support the West / North West Hospitals Group work in Maternity Services

Professor Declan Devane, Chair of Midwifery at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway has been seconded to the West / North West Hospitals Group (WNWHG) on a half-time basis over five years and took up his post on 20 January 2014.
The Professor of Midwifery post will provide strategic and clinical leadership and direction for midwifery and maternity related nursing services for the hospital group and it is the first post of its kind in the country.

New Clinical Directors and Chief Academic Officer for the West/North West Hospitals Group

The West / North West Hospitals Group has recently appointed four Clinical Directors and an interim Chief Academic Officer to advance the integration of the Hospital Group and to provide leadership for training and education across the Group.
The existing Group governance structure has been streamlined and now a total of four clinical directorates will manage the clinical specialities across all hospitals. The new directorates are:

West/North West Hospitals Group meeting with Public Representatives

Management from the West/North West Hospitals Group met with Oireachtas and Regional Health Forum West members from Galway and Roscommon today (Friday 31 January) to review developments in 2013 and to outline the priorities for the Group in 2014. Similar briefings are arranged for Sligo and Mayo and a briefing took place in Letterkenny last week.


Galway University Hospitals leading the way in Interventional Radiology

Galway University Hospitals (GUH) is a leader in Interventional Radiology with a world class service providing venous endovascular reconstruction to patients from all over Ireland and overseas.
Venous endovascular reconstruction involves using a minimally invasive, targeted treatment to get through blockages in veins and to insert stents to connect areas of normal veins back together.