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Visiting Access Limited at Roscommon University Hospital

Due to an outbreak of COVID-19, access for visitors to St Coman’s Ward and St Teresa’s Ward at Roscommon University Hospital is currently limited to compassionate grounds only.

Visits must be pre-arranged in advance by contacting the relevant ward:

  • St Coman’s Ward - 090 6632223/5
  • St Teresa’s Ward - 090 6632253/2230



Long wait times at the Emergency Department in Portiuncula University Hospital

The Emergency Department (ED) at Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH) is extremely busy today and the hospital is advising that patients who attend ED for routine and non-urgent treatment will experience very long waiting times.

A first for Saolta’s Children’s Nursing Graduates

Last year, seven new Children’s Nursing Specialists graduated from an innovative postgraduate programme developed by Saolta in conjunction with Trinity College Dublin and Children’s Health Ireland.

The newly qualified specialist nurses are based in Letterkenny University Hospital, Sligo University Hospital, Mayo University Hospital, Galway University Hospitals and Portiuncula University Hospital.

Community Healthcare Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo and Saolta Hospital Group16th Annual Clinical Workshop 2024 on integrated care

The 16th Annual Clinical Workshop was held on the 27th of January in Medical Academy at Sligo University Hospital.

This was an integrated care workshop coordinated by Primary Care Sligo/Leitrim, Community Healthcare Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo (CH CDLMS), GPs and Sligo University Hospital.  The event was open to GPs and Consultants to attend.  There was significant interest in the workshop with a full house on the day.

Sligo University Hospital Pilot new Midwifery Service to Enhance Postnatal Care

A new pilot service, which will further enhance midwifery care, has been launched by the Maternity Department at Sligo University Hospital (SUH). The establishment of a community midwifery service, as an outreach service from the hospital, will provide women and babies with integrated care as close to home as possible.

Donation to Maternity Bereavement Services, Portiuncula University Hospital

Tee19 Bar and Restaurant at Ballinasloe Golf Club recently donated a cheque for €3,570 to the Maternity Bereavement Services at Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH).

On the 02 December Tee19 Bar and Restaurant played host to Santa Claus as well as holding a raffle to raise the funds.

Public urged to consider all pathways as Emergency Departments remain busy

With Emergency Departments across the country facing sustained pressure, health services are urging the public to consider all care options.

University Hospital Galway under significant pressure today

University Hospital Galway is appealing to the public to consider all care options before attending the Emergency Department. The ED at UHG has experienced high levels of attendances this week and there is significant pressure on bed availability. As of this morning there were 42 patients on trolleys awaiting admission to in-patient beds.

Visiting update for Roscommon University Hospital

Due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in the hospital, Roscommon 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 Covid outbreak on St Coman’s Ward and St Teresa’s Ward and visiting to both wards 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.

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.