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Specialist Nurses Shine the Spotlight on Heart Failure Awareness

European Heart Failure Awareness Week occurs between 01 to 07 May. “Let’s Bump up the Pump” is a new campaign devised by the Irish Association of Heart Failure Nurses (IAHFN) to raise awareness around heart failure, with a focus on prevention, early detection and also to provide education around how to live well with this condition.

Patients and Staff in Irish hospitals receive a ‘Menu of Poems’ for Poetry Day Ireland

Poet Theo Dorgan selects ‘Menu of Poems’ for patients and staff of Irish hospitals for Poetry Day Ireland 

To celebrate Poetry Day Ireland today (Thursday 27 April 2023), a Menu of Poems was distributed throughout Irish hospital wards, waiting rooms and other healthcare settings for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy. The poetry was selected by Poet Theo Dorgan.

Letterkenny University Hospital welcomes publication of HIQA report following inspection

Letterkenny University Hospital welcomes the publication by Health Information Quality Authority (HIQA) of its report into its inspection of three areas at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH). An announced inspection was carried out at the hospital on the 16th and 17th of November 2022. The areas assessed were the Emergency Department, Medical 2 Ward and the Gynaecology Ward.

National Ambulance Service decontamination demonstration taking place at Sligo University Hospital

National Ambulance Service decontamination demonstration taking place at Sligo University Hospital

Saolta e-Newsletter Issue 53 Spring 2023

Welcome to the Spring 2023 edition of the Saolta University Health Care Group newsletter featuring some of the developments and achievements that have been taking place in hospitals throughout the Group.

Click here to download a copy of the Saolta e-Newsletter Issue 53 Spring 2023.

PUH to hold special mass to celebrate 80 years of service

PUH to hold special mass to celebrate 80 years of service

Portiuncula University Hospital is delighted to announce that it will be celebrating 80 years of delivering healthcare to Ballinasloe and the surrounding areas this year. As part of that celebration, the hospital will hold a special mass on Thursday, 20 April at 3pm in Gullanes Hotel, Ballinasloe.
"We are delighted to be celebrating this momentous milestone," said James Keane, Hospital Manager.  

Health Officials urge the public to consider all care options this Easter

As we look forward to the Easter weekend, our Emergency Departments continue to be extremely busy with high numbers of patients attending who require admission.

Health Services in the West and North West are asking the public to bear with us as we prioritise those in need of urgent and emergency care.

Saolta Group and National Women’s and Infants Health Programme host national conference on quality, patient safety and risk

The Saolta University Health Care Group in collaboration with the National Women’s and Infants Health programme hosted a National conference titled “Quality, Patient Safety and Risk in Maternity and Gynaecology Services”.

The conference featured speakers from Saolta Women’s and Children’s MCAN (Managed Clinical and Academic Network) and from other Hospital group across the country on quality and patient safety in our Maternity services.

Urology Department at University Hospital Galway picks up prestigious award in Milan

The Urology Department at University Hospital Galway has picked up a prestigious award at an international Urology Conference.

The European Association of Urology Nursing Conference took place in Milan, Italy last month. It saw the UHG Urology Department awarded second prize for setting up a clinical-academic partnered hybrid journal and research club.

HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) expands service designed to reduce unnecessary ED attendances for older people to Letterkenny

Today (Monday, April 3 2023), a HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) led service called Pathfinder, designed to safely keep older people who phone 112/999 in their own home rather than taking them to a hospital emergency department, goes live in Letterkenny.