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New Patient Advice and Liaison Service Coordinator for Letterkenny University Hospital

Letterkenny University Hospital is delighted to announce the appointment of Angela Mc Closkey to the role of Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) Coordinator. Angela is from Letterkenny and spent 19 years working as a Radiographer in Letterkenny University Hospital prior to her appointment as PALS Coordinator.

Mayo University Hospital Remembrance Service

Mayo University Hospital (MUH) invites anyone who has experienced the loss of an infant, baby or pregnancy to come to a remembrance service next week. The service will be held at 7pm on Friday 24 February in St Mary’s Campus, Atlantic Technical University (beside the hospital, F23 X853).

Galway University Hospitals performs first ‘Incisionless’ surgery for Achalasia in Ireland

Galway University Hospitals (GUH) has become the first hospital in Ireland to introduce an ‘incisionless’ minimally invasive surgery to help correct blockages of the oesophagus.Achalasia is a rare condition which causes a blockage in the muscles of the lower oesophagus causing dysphagia or difficulty in swallowing, including in pronounced cases, liquids.

Portiuncula University Hospital launches ‘Little Journey’ app for children

Portiuncula University Hospital has launched the ‘Little Journey’ virtual reality app to help children between the ages of 3 and 12, to prepare for surgery and allay their anxiety in advance of their hospital stay.

The ‘Little Journey’ app provides 360 degree views of all the areas the children will visit at the hospital as well as useful information about anaesthesiology tailored to the age of the child.

Ceapann Ospidéal na hOllscoile Portiuncula Cnáimhseach Tacaíochta Méala

Tá áthas ar Ospidéal Ollscoile Portiuncula a fhógairt go bhfuil Leanne Norton ceaptha mar Chnáimhseach Tacaíochta Méala don ospidéal. Tá saineolas cliniciúil fairsing ag Leanne agus tá taithí aici ar chomhairleoireacht maidir le saincheisteanna méala neamhchasta.

Service of Remembrance at Portiuncula University Hospital on Monday 13 February

Portiuncula University Hospital is inviting parents and their families who have experienced bereavement through the death of a child or who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth or after birth, to a Service of Remembrance which will take place in the hospital on Monday 13 February.

Galway University Hospitals carries out first Robotic Guided Coronary Intervention in Ireland and the UK

Galway University Hospitals has carried out the first Robotic Guided Coronary Intervention in Ireland and the UK.

The innovative procedure combines the benefits of coronary intervention with the precision of robotics, offering a range of benefits to patients.

Portiuncula University Hospital reminds visitors of role they can play in protecting vulnerable patients

Portiuncula University Hospital reminds visitors of role they can play in protecting vulnerable patients

Visitor restrictions in place on St Francis’ Ward following infection outbreak

Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH) has appealed to families and loved ones to play their part in helping to prevent the spread of infections to vulnerable patients. The hospital has reminded the public of the need to ensure that visitor numbers are kept to a minimum.

Letterkenny University Hospital awarded Silver Happy Heart Award

The Irish Heart Foundation has awarded the Silver Happy Heart Award to Letterkenny University Hospital in recognition of the ongoing work at the hospital to promote healthy eating in the workplace.

Portiuncula University Hospital Appoints New Bereavement Support Midwife

Portiuncula University Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Leanne Norton as a Bereavement Support Midwife for the hospital. Leanne has extensive clinical expertise and has experience of counselling with regard to non-complex bereavement issues.