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New Videofluoroscopy Service for Portiuncula University Hospital

Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH) recently introduced a new Videofluoroscopy Service for patients in the hospital who need an x-ray assessment of their swallow.

The videofluoroscopy service is led out by the Speech and Language Therapy Department in partnership with the Radiology Department.

Roscommon Injury Unit appoints New Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Roscommon University Hospital is delighted to announce that Dona Cromar has recently been appointed as a Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner (RANP) in Emergency Nursing at Roscommon Injury Unit.  RANPs are the highest level of clinical experts in the nursing profession in Ireland today and are transforming services for patients through an expanded scope of practice, greater clinical autonomy and decision-making.

Mayo University Hospital welcome publication of HIQA Inspection Report

Mayo University Hospital welcomes the publication of the HIQA report on the inspection of MUH which took place in August 2022. 

The focus of the inspection was to monitor the National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare. HIQA’s inspection focused on key standards relating to capacity and capability under the themes of leadership, governance and management and workforce.

The inspection visited the emergency department, a medical ward and a surgical ward.

New Mums Virtual Wellbeing Hub introduced at University Hospital Galway

The Maternity Department at University Hospital Galway (UHG) has introduced a ‘New Mums Virtual Wellbeing Hub’ which provides online support, advice and signposting on postnatal services available to mothers and their families both in the hospital and the community.

Letterkenny University Hospital postponing some elective procedures due to site pressures

Letterkenny University Hospital remains under significant pressure with high attendances and long wait times in our Emergency Department in recent days.

All available beds are in use. Every effort is being made to discharge patients who are ready to go home so that beds will become available for patients who need to be admitted, at the earliest opportunity.

Roscommon University Hospital awarded Gold Happy Heart Award

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

New Patient Advocacy and Liaison Service Coordinator for Sligo University Hospital

Sligo University Hospital (SUH) is delighted to announce the appointment of Catherine Kelly 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.

Saolta University Health Care Group welcomes announcement of elective hospital for the West

The Saolta University Health Care Group and Galway University Hospitals (GUH) welcome today’s announcement of the progression of an elective hospital for the region.

The development of the elective site at Merlin Park University Hospital (MPUH) will support the separation of scheduled and unscheduled care, reduce cancellations and address lengthy waiting lists for elective procedures. 

Sligo University Hospital warns of possible delays as necessary upgrades carried out this weekend

Sligo University Hospital (SUH) will be carrying out necessary upgrades this weekend which may result in delays in our Emergency Department.

The hospital is updating its ITC system in order to link SUH with other hospitals and community services in the region. It is anticipated that the move may cause some delays whilst our reception team navigate the new system.

We apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and ask for patience during this period of change.

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.