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Interested in Becoming a Midwife?

The Saolta University Health Care Group is inviting all Registered General Nurses who are interested in pursuing a career in Midwifery to apply for the Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Midwifery Programme.

Registered nurses interested in training to be a Midwife can now apply for the Higher Diploma in Midwifery, HSE Sponsorship and Recruitment Programme.

Mayo University Hospital is extremely busy today with long wait times at the Emergency Department

The Emergency Department at Mayo University Hospital is extremely busy and experiencing higher than normal attendances. Yesterday 132 patients attended the Emergency Department, there are currently 50 new attendances today with 10 patients on trolleys awaiting admission to an in-patient bed.

Galway Breastfeeding Clinic wins at Irish Healthcare Centre Awards

Galway Breastfeeding Clinic wins at Irish Healthcare Centre Awards

A unique breastfeeding clinic designed to support mothers who are having difficulty breastfeeding has won two Irish Healthcare Centre Awards.  The ‘Well Baby Breastfeeding Clinic’ in Galway won Best Community Outpatient Initiative of the year and Clinical Team of the year at an awards ceremony in May.

Letterkenny University Hospital win national health and safety award

The Health and Safety team in Letterkenny University Hospital are delighted to have won a national Health and Safety Excellence Award for their work on internal audit.

The awards, which took place in March recognise and reward the most outstanding health and safety achievements in Ireland under twenty categories. LUH were winners in the healthcare category and the team celebrated their success with an event in the hospital last week.

Severe Asthma Clinic in Letterkenny University Hospital transforming lives of patients

The Severe Asthma Clinic in Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) which is changing the lives of people with the condition, has featured on a RTE television show into hospital innovations.

The LUH run clinic offers novel therapeutics and treatment for people in the region suffering from severe asthma. The treatment involves an injectable biological infusion which dramatically reduces the symptoms of the condition in some patients.

Letterkenny University Hospital staff showcase their talents at variety performance

The very talented staff of Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) hosted a variety show at An Grianán Theatre over two nights on May 19th and 20th. The concert brought together the best of LUH’s actors, musicians, performers, singers and dancers for a night of entertainment and laughs. The famous LUH choir led by renowned choral director Veronica Mc Carron opened and closed the concert.

Is Ospidéal na hOllscoile Gaillimh an chéad ionad a thosaigh ag úsáid taiscéalaí réabhlóideach blocála néaróige

Tá Ospidéal na hOllscoile Gaillimh (OOG) ar an gcéad ionad in Éirinn a thug isteach taiscéalaí blocála néaróige a úsáideann nítrigin leachtach chun néaroga a reo agus chun pian tar éis máinliachta a laghdú.

Seachadann an taiscéalaí blocála CryoNerve nítrigin leachtach ag teocht timpeall -190 céim ó bharr an fhearais le linn máinliacht ionrach.

Sligo University Hospital Garden Club partners with Sligo Leader and the Organic Centre

Sligo University Hospital (SUH) has partnered with Sligo Leader and the Organic Centre to introduce a year-long Garden Project involving some minor gardening work throughout the hospital. This project is part of the hospital’s Green Campus Programme and will focus on increasing biodiversity on the site as well as enhancing outdoor spaces at the hospital.

University Hospital Galway trials new innovative technology for patients with heart failure

University Hospital Galway (UHG) has completed the final phase of an innovative clinical trial which reduces the hospitalisation rate for patients living with heart failure.

UHG is first centre to introduce revolutionary nerve blocking probe

University Hospital Galway (UHG) has become the first centre in Ireland to introduce a nerve blocking probe which uses liquid nitrogen to freeze nerves and remove pain post surgery.

The CryoNerve blocking probe delivers liquid nitrogen at a temperature of around -190 degrees from the tip of the device during invasive surgery.