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Emergency Electrical works at Mayo University Hospital will affect site access tomorrow Friday 02 December

The emergency electrical repairs require structural works which will cause disruption to all vehicle access to the site.

These works will impact the set down areas outside the front of the hospital at the Emergency Department and main reception entrance. The works will commence at 2am tomorrow Friday, 02 December and continue into Saturday 03 December.

Mayo University Hospital staff 5km fundraiser for Special Care Baby Unit in Kenya 

Mayo University Hospital staff walk, jog or run 5km to raise funds for a life-saving project in Londiani Hospital in Kenya.

Mayo University Hospital (MUH) has a long-standing relationship with Londiani Sub-County Hospital in Kericho County. This partnership was established 14 years ago to enable shared learning between healthcare workers in western Kenya and western Ireland, with the aim of improving health outcomes for all.

Letterkenny University Hospital is extremely busy today

The Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital is under significant pressure today with high attendances and long waiting times. The high number of people attending who need to be admitted for ongoing treatment means that there is pressure on bed availability. This is resulting in significant delays being experienced by patients in the Emergency Department who are waiting for a bed to become available on a ward.

The Children’s Remembrance Day Committee in UHG launch their annual ‘Sponsor a Christmas Tree Light’

The Children’s Remembrance Day Committee at University Hospital Galway (UHG) has launched ‘Sponsor a Christmas tree light’ 2022.

A light can be sponsored on the Christmas tree at University Hospital Galway in memory of the deceased or as a gift to a loved one.  These lights give families an opportunity to remember their loved ones in a special way over the festive season.  

New Patient Advocacy and Liaison Service Coordinator for Portiuncula University Hospital

Portiuncula University Hospital is delighted to announce the appointment of Sharon Donoghue to the role of Patient Advocacy and Liaison Service (PALS) Coordinator.  

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service Co-ordinator acts as the main contact between patients, their families, carers and the hospital. They ensure that the patient voice is heard either through the patient directly or through a nominated representative.

First in Ireland Endoscopic Radial Harvest at Dept of Cardiothoracic surgery, University Hospital Galway

University Hospital Galway (UHG) is the first hospital in the country to introduce a new minimally invasive surgery for coronary artery bypass grafting.

The endoscopic radial harvest programme reduces significantly the risk of complications and infection for the patient.

Cheque presentation to Oncology Patient Comfort Fund in UHG

A very generous donation of €7,330 was recently made to the Oncology Patient Comfort Fund in University Hospital Galway (UHG) in memory of Rory McNulty from Droim Chaoin, Galway, who had been a patient in St Joseph’s ward.

The cheque was presented to the Oncology Patient Comfort Fund, by Rory’s partner Laura and Rory’s mother Lynda. The money was raised by family and friends who made donations and took part in the Galway Bay Run 2022 for Rory.

Bikers Ride Out to the Neonatal Unit at University Hospital Galway

‘Bikers Ride Out for Prems’, a voluntary charity organisation that raises money to purchase medical equipment for neonatal units and hospitals for sick children recently donated €1000 worth of hotel vouchers to the Neonatal Unit (NICU) at University Hospital Galway.

The ‘Bikers Ride Out For Prems’ was set up by the Blue Daos Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club Banner and to date have provided hospitals around the country with almost €600,000 worth of equipment.

University Hospital Galway hosts world renowned surgeon

University Hospital Galway was delighted to welcome world pioneering surgeon, Professor Diego González Rivas to the hospital last week. During his visit Professor González Rivas, delivered a lecture to colleagues across the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery entitled “The Journey of Uniportal Thoracic Surgery from VATS to Robotics”. He also performed two complex cases alongside the cardiothoracic team in UHG.

Remembrance Service for families who have experienced the loss of a baby or child

Sligo University Hospital is inviting parents and their families who have experienced bereavement through the death of a baby or child or who have experienced pregnancy loss to a Remembrance Service which will take place in St Anne’s Small Chapel, Cranmore on Monday, 21 November at 8pm.