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Sligo University Hospital to hold Remembrance Service for families who have experienced the loss of a baby or child

Sligo University Hospital (SUH) is inviting parents and their families who have experienced bereavement, through the death of a baby or child or who have experienced pregnancy loss to remember their loved ones in a special Mass of Remembrance, which will take place on Wednesday, 15 November at 8pm in St Anne’s Small Chapel, Cranmore, Sligo, F91 R250.

GUH Frailty at the Front Door Service helps 2,200 older people to avoid lengthy hospital stays

The Frailty at the Front Door Service (FFD) in Galway University Hospitals commenced in 2021 and since then over 2,200 older patients have benefitted from targeted assessment and interventions to help them remain well at home.

“My Stroke Journey” book launched in Mayo University Hospital

Mayo University Hospital marked World Stroke Day this week by launching a book containing resources and supports for stroke patients and their families. The book, called “My Stroke Journey”, is a 67-page guide to all aspects of this life-threating condition, developed by the multi-disciplinary stroke team in MUH in collaboration with patients.

National Ambulance Service and Roscommon University Hospital agree new pathway to Injury Unit 

The National Ambulance Service (NAS) and Roscommon University Hospital (RUH) have agreed a programme that will allow for some patients to be transferred directly to RUH Injury Unit if they meet strict criteria.

The programme which involves strict clinical and geographical criteria will see a small cohort of patients with minor injuries transferred by NAS to the injury unit for treatment.

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, 11 November at 7pm in the Chapel of all Saints, Merlin Park University Hospital.

Call the Midwife: Applications open for nurses to move into Midwifery

The Saolta University Health Care Group is inviting all Registered General Nurses who are interested in pursuing a career in Midwifery to apply for the Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Midwifery Programme.

Registered nurses interested in training to be a Midwife can now apply for the Higher Diploma in Midwifery, HSE Sponsorship and Recruitment Programme.

New state of the art Saolta Radiation Oncology Centre officially opens in University Hospital Galway

  • Largest infrastructure development in the history of UHG
  • Newly built 8,000sqm radiotherapy centre costing €70.7 million for the project.
  • Will lead to an increase in capacity for radiotherapy treatments
  • New technology increases significantly the ability to accurately target and treat tumours

Portiuncula University Hospital welcomes publication of HIQA report following inspection in May 2023

Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH) welcomes the publication by Health Information Quality Authority (HIQA) of its report into its inspection of the Emergency Department, St Joseph’s ward and St Francis’s ward at the hospital. An announced inspection was carried out in PUH on 09 and 10 May 2023, the focus of which was to monitor compliance with the National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare.

Two New Patient Advice and Liaison Service Coordinator for Galway University Hospitals

Galway University Hospitals (GUH) is delighted to announce the appointment of Niamh O’Brien and Una Madden to the role of Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) Coordinators. 

Highly distinguished MUH Surgeon, Professor Kevin Barry inducted into ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

Professor Kevin Barry, Consultant General Surgeon in Mayo University Hospital (MUH) and Director of National Surgical Training Programmes in RSCI, has been admitted as a Member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Academy of Master Surgeon Educators.

Professor Barry was among a group of 63 esteemed surgical educators who were inducted at a ceremony on 6 October in Chicago.