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Portiuncula 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 Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH). The pilot will offer postnatal clinic appointments to all women on day five and day ten after their baby is born.

This is in addition to the service currently being provided by GPs and Public Health Nursing.

University Hospital Galway to hold ceremony to mark International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

In recognition of International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day, staff from the Maternity Department at University Hospital Galway will hold ceremony or remembrance for all babies who have died during pregnancy or after birth on Sunday, 15 October at 6pm in the hospital canteen.

Psychology Department in Galway University Hospitals supporting World Mental Health Day

Tuesday 10 October is World Mental Health Day and the Psychology Department in Galway University Hospitals (GUH) is raising awareness of the role of Clinical/Counselling Psychology in supporting hospital patients who are managing illness and health conditions. 

First patients treated with state of the art videofluoroscopy equipment in Mayo University Hospital 

A new high specification videofluroscopy service has been introduced in Mayo University Hospital (MUH). Michael Browne from Ballina, Co Mayo was the first patient to be treated with the new state of the art diagnostic technology at the hospital.

The investment in this new equipment and software will improve patient outcomes at the hospital by providing high quality diagnostic imagery to guide the management and treatment of patients with swallowing difficulties.

New lactation specialist in Mayo University Hospital making a difference to breastfeeding mothers

Earlier this year Mayo University Hospital (MUH) appointed its first Clinical Midwife Specialist in Lactation, Mary Sammon. Mary has been looking after mothers and babies in the Maternity Unit as a midwife for 27 years but took up this specialist post to provide expert antenatal and postnatal breastfeeding support and education in MUH.

University Hospital Galway supporting families during National Breastfeeding Week and beyond

National Breastfeeding Week is marked each year from 01 to 07 October, it is an opportunity to discuss the importance of breastfeeding as the normal and healthy way to feed babies and young children. Breastfeeding gives babies the best start for a healthy life and it protects both mother and baby, the health benefits are undisputed. It is also crucial that women are empowered, enabled and supported on their breastfeeding journey.

New Volunteer Coordinator Appointed to Roscommon University Hospital

Roscommon University Hospital is delighted to announce the appointment of Michelle Brehon to the role of Volunteer Coordinator.

Sligo University Hospital delighted to launch upgraded Paediatric Facilitates

Young patients attending the Paediatric Outpatients and Physiotherapy Departments in Sligo University Hospital (SUH) can enjoy renovated spaces which focus on stimulation and play.

Tuarascáil seolta ag Grúpa Saolta maidir le rolladh amach Chlár Vacsaínithe Covid-19

Tá áthas ar Ghrúpa Cúraim Sláinte Ollscoile Saolta tuarascáil le athbhreithniú domhain a sheoladh go hoifigiúil ar fheidhmiú céimneach Chlár Vacsaínithe COVID-19 ar fud an Iarthair agus an Iarthuaiscirt.

New Care Pathway Provides Vital Supports For Cardiac Patients

Patients availing of the new hospital avoidance pathways for cardiac care in the West of Ireland have praised the enhances in care, as they mark World Heart Day, today September 27th.

The Enhanced Community Care pathway for Cardiology has been up and running since March 2023 in the West of Ireland under the joint governance of the Saolta University Health Care Group and Community Healthcare West.