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Children's Remembrance Committee to hold Annual Golden Enrolment Mass

Children's Remembrance Committee to hold Annual Golden Enrolment Mass

The Children's Remembrance Committee at University Hospital Galway will hold their annual Golden Enrolment Mass in memory of deceased colleagues on Saturday, 12 November at 7pm in the Chapel of all Saints, Merlin Park University Hospital.

For anyone that is unable to attend in person, the mass will be streamed live on ‘The Children’s Remembrance Committee UHG’ YouTube Channel via

Mayo University Hospital postponing some elective procedures due to site pressures

Mayo University Hospital remains under significant pressure with high attendances 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.

New Wellness Walkway at Mayo University Hospital

A new Wellness Walkway at Mayo University Hospital was officially launched last week by Prof Brian Dolan OBE.

The walkway, which is located on the first floor of the hospital, aims to promote the health and wellbeing of patients during their recovery from illness and injury. The walkway is 130m long with exercise stations and seated areas to allow patients get away from the busy ward environment.

New Patient Advocacy and Liaison Service Coordinator for Roscommon University Hospital

Roscommon University Hospital is delighted to announce the appointment of Christine Rohan 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.

Minister for Health Officially Opens Cardiothoracic Ward at University Hospital Galway

University Hospital Galway welcomed Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD to the hospital today, Friday 21 October, to meet with frontline staff and get an update on recent hospital developments.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Information Evening for Patients in Donegal

Staff from the Gastroenterology Department at Letterkenny University Hospital are organising a free information evening for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, their families and carers, on Thursday 20 October from 7pm to 8pm in the Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny.

Cathy Walsh, Advanced Nurse Practitioner said, “There are approximately 60,000 people diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Ireland and around 2,000 of these patients live in County Donegal.

Ceremony at University Hospital Galway to mark International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Staff from the Maternity Department at University Hospital Galway are organising a ceremony to mark International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on Saturday 15 October at 6pm in the hospital canteen.

Free flu vaccine now available for at-risk groups and healthcare workers

The HSE’s winter vaccination gets underway with the roll out of the free flu vaccine to recommended groups.

Paul Hooton, Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery at the Saolta Hospital Group, which includes Galway University Hospitals and Portiuncula University Hospitals said, “Based on the experience in Australia where there was an early surge of flu cases, we need to prepare for a more serious flu season compared with the past couple of years.

The Rose Room for bereaved families officially opens in the Maternity Department of Mayo University Hospital

Mayo University Hospital (MUH) has officially opened a designated room in the Maternity Unit for bereaved families. The Rose Room is named in memory of baby Hope Rose Caulfield who sadly died in 2017 aged 9 days old. Hope Rose’s parents Sandra and Jonathan Caulfield from Kiltimagh have fundraised significantly for the renovation of this space which will support the hospital in providing comfort and solace to families dealing with loss.

Relocation of Emergency Department at University Hospital Galway

The Emergency Department at UHG is moving to a new location at the front of the hospital over the coming weekend. On Saturday 08 and Sunday 09 October the service and staff will relocate to a temporary Emergency Department at the front of the hospital.

This will result in some disruption for patients and the hospital would like to apologise in advance for the additional delays which will be experienced by patients and their families during the move.