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Letterkenny working to restore an Emergency Department Service as soon as possible

Letterkenny General Hospital is working to restore an emergency medicine service at the hospital as soon as it is safe to do so.
Sean Murphy, Hospital Manager commented, “Patient safety and welfare is our paramount concern and we have been working round the clock to ensure that we continue to provide the maximum safe level of service and to minimise the disruption to all of our patients.

Galway University Hospitals launches mobile app as part of an ongoing policy to improve antibiotic use

Galway University Hospitals has launched a new mobile app for Antimicrobial Prescribing Guidelines. This is to co-incide with the intake of 197 Non-Consultant Doctors at the hospital in July.

Meet and Greet Volunteers – Showing the Way around University Hospital Galway

The Meet and Greet Volunteer Service at University Hospital Galway has been running very successfully for almost five years now, and staff and visitors have been wholehearted in their praise of the valuable work that the volunteers have been carrying out during that time.  Two of the Meet and Greet Volunteers, Bregeen Cassidy and Ann O’Toole, have been working at the hospital for the last two and five years respectively.  They signed up to be volunteers as they believed it would be a useful w

Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust exhibitions for Galway Arts Festival

Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust presents two exhibitions this year for Galway Arts Festival.  ‘On Paper’ an exhibition by Kathleen Furey and ‘The Night Scene Series’ by Levi Hanes open at University Hospital Galway on Thursday, 18 July at 5.00pm.  The exhibitions are part of the Galway Arts Festival programme and will take place in the Foyer, Arts Corridor and First Floor of UHG.

Three new Board Members for the Hospital Group for the West/North West

Three new non-Executive Directors of the Board of the Hospital Group for the West/North West have been approved by the Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly. The three new members complete the Board, which now has eight non-executive members, four executive members and a chairman. The three new members (see biographies at the end) are:

Update on the Galway and Roscommon University Hospitals Group at the Regional Health Forum

Bill Maher, CEO of the Galway and Roscommon University Hospitals Group and Tony Canavan, Chief Operating Officer attended the Regional Health Forum Area West meeting in Galway today. Tony Canavan read a statement* with an update following the publication of the HSE National Incident Management Team report on 13 June.
Other topics covered during the meeting included the outpatient waiting list.
Outpatient Waiting List

First Public Meeting of the Board of the Galway and Roscommon University Hospitals Group

The first public meeting of the Board of the Galway and Roscommon University Hospitals Group* took place in University Hospital Galway, today Tuesday 18 June. This was the fifth meeting of the Board since the non-Executive Directors were appointed in January this year.

Launch of “This Never Happened II” collection of poetry and stories at Merlin Park University Hospital

The second collection of creative writing by patients in Units 5 and 6, Merlin Park University Hospital was launched on Tuesday 11 June by Poet Kevin Higgins. The book called “This Never Happened II” is a collection of poetry and stories by patients, staff and visitors to Galway University Hospitals.

Statement from Dr Patrick Nash, Clinical Director University Hospital Galway and Commissioner of the Enquiry into the Death of Ms Savita Halappanavar

Firstly, on behalf of University Hospital Galway, I would like to sincerely apologise to Mr Praveen Halappanavar and family for the events related to his wife’s care that contributed to her tragic death.
University Hospital Galway is committed to operating to the highest standards.
We can reassure all concerned that we have already implemented changes to avoid the repeat of such an event.

Galway University Hospitals launches campaign to reduce number of patients who do not attend their Outpatient Clinics appointments

Galway University Hospitals is working to reduce the number of patients who do not attend their outpatient appointments and who do not tell the hospital in advance that they will not be attending.