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11th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Symposium Letterkenny University Hospital

The 11th Annual Multidisciplinary Research Symposium was held at Letterkenny University Hospital in November 2023. The event, organised by the LUH Postgraduate Medical Education Department, showcased some of the excellent research taking place within LUH and the broader community, with oral and poster presentations from staff representing a wide range of disciplines within our healthcare services as well as University of Galway medical students.

Visiting update for Portiuncula University Hospital

Due to outbreaks of Flu and COVID-19 in the hospital, Portiuncula University Hospital is appealing to the public not to visit the hospital if they are feeling unwell or have respiratory symptoms.

The hospital is currently dealing with a flu and Covid outbreak on St John’s Ward and visiting to that ward will be facilitated on compassionate grounds, on an exceptional basis only. To arrange a visit on compassionate grounds, please contact the ward manager in advance.

Letterkenny University Hospital visiting update

As a result of rising rates of respiratory illness in the community Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) is asking the public to not visit patients at the hospital if they are feeling unwell.

Sligo University Hospital is under significant pressure due to COVID outbreaks and high ED attendances

Sligo University Hospital (SUH) is under significant pressure due to COVID outbreaks and high numbers of people attending the Emergency Department. SUH is managing five COVID outbreaks and the public are asked to be extra vigilant if visiting the hospital. Do not visit the hospital if you are feeling unwell.  

Letterkenny University Hospital is very busy with long wait times at the Emergency Department

The Emergency Department (ED) at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) has been extremely busy over the past few days with high numbers of people attending. Yesterday, Thursday 07 November, 135 people attended at the Emergency Department. There are currently 80 patients in the Emergency Department with 15 patients waiting to be admitted. There are currently 15 COVID-19 positive patients being treated at LUH with two wards in outbreak.

Letterkenny University Hospital launch “John’s Campaign”

Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) is delighted to announce the launch of “John’s Campaign”, a new initiative which ensures that family carers are welcomed in the hospital as active partners in patient care.

Portiuncula University Hospital issues visiting update in light of rising RSV cases

Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH) is asking the public to not visit patients at the hospital if they are feeling unwell. Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is circulating in our communities and the hospital is currently treating patients, including infants, who are very sick with RSV.

Galway University Hospitals to host Interfaith Memorial Service to remember those who died in 2022

Galway University Hospitals, End of Life Committee are holding their 14th Interfaith Memorial Service in memory of our patients who have died, in The Ardilaun Hotel, Taylors Hill, Galway.

The service is being held on the 30th November 2023 at 7pm. 

Galway University Hospitals care for patients from a wide geographical area and the End of Life Committee want to reach out and acknowledge the loss felt by all families and friends who have been bereaved. 

Portiuncula University Hospital’s Echocardiography Department receives European Accreditation

Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH) has recently received European accreditation for the Echocardiography Department by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) following a process of quality standards and improvements.

University Hospital Galway launch their annual ‘Sponsor a Christmas Tree Light’

The Children’s Remembrance Day Committee at University Hospital Galway (UHG) has launched their annual ‘Sponsor a Christmas tree light’ 2023.

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.  

A triduum of Masses will be offered for all those for whom lights are sponsored