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Upgrade works at Sligo University Hospital to commence on 14 August

On Monday 14 August, Sligo University Hospital will commence upgrade works to increase the size of the Emergency Department Waiting Room which will take approximately two weeks to complete.  

The waiting room will remain open and a temporary registration desk will be in place.   

There will be a certain level of disruption while the works are ongoing and the hospital would like to apologise to patients and their families for the disruption as a result of these works.

Sligo University Hospital is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak impacting two wards

Sligo University Hospital is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak which is affecting two wards, Medical Ward 7 and Medical Ward North. Visiting restrictions are in place in these wards.

Coming into a busy bank holiday weekend we are urging the public not to visit the hospital if you are feeling unwell. If you have symptoms like a sore throat, cough, temperature or shortness of breath please do not visit the hospital to help keep vulnerable patients safe.

New ‘one stop shop’ for Respiratory conditions opens in Moycullen

A new “one stop shop” for patients with asthma and COPD has opened its doors in the Moycullen Primary Care Centre, Co Galway.

This clinic ensures that patients can access a consultant, a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Physiotherapist and Respiratory Physiologist and receive a diagnosis all on the same visit. 

Tá lúcháir ar Otharlann na hOllscoile Leitir Ceanainn a bheith páirteach i Magnet4Europe

Tá lúcháir ar Otharlann na hOllscoile Leitir Ceanainn (LUH) a bheith páirteach i dtionscadal taighde a bhfuil sé mar aidhm aige timpeallacht oibre níos dearfaí a chruthú d’altraí, agus an bhéim ar chleachtas altranais den scoth. Tá LUH ar cheann de 67 otharlann ar fud na hEorpa atá rannpháirteach sa tionscadal Magnet4Europe.  Is clár idirnáisiúnta é a dearadh chun cultúr sármhaitheasa a chruthú, agus sláinte agus folláine na n-altraí ina n-ionad oibre a fheabhsú.

University Hospital Galway is dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks impacting multiple wards

University Hospital Galway is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak affecting multiple wards, there are currently 28 patients with COVID-19 in the hospital and five wards are impacted by COVID-19 outbreaks.

Letterkenny University Hospital is delighted to be participating in Magnet4Europe

Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) is delighted be participating in a research project which aims to create a more positive work environment for nurses, with a focus on exemplary nursing practice. LUH is one of 67 hospitals across Europe participating in the Magnet4Europe project, it is an international programme designed to create a culture of excellence, and by doing so, improve the health and wellbeing of nurses in their workplace.

Portiuncula University Hospital Enhancing Care for Older Persons with Frailty at the Front Door Service

Portiuncula University Hospital’s Frailty at the Front Door Service was introduced to provide a holistic assessment and intervention to patients over 75 presenting with frailty to the Emergency Department (ED).

Cheque presentation from the Darragh Frain Memorial to Patient Comfort Fund, Claddagh Ward, UHG

A generous donation of over €5,000 was recently presented to the Patient Comfort Fund, Claddagh ward at University Hospital Galway (UHG) in memory of the late Darragh Frain from Renmore.

Roscommon University Hospital welcomes publication of HIQA report following inspection

Roscommon University Hospital (RUH) welcomes the publication by Health Information Quality Authority (HIQA) of its report into its inspection St Coman’s Medical Ward, the Injury Unit and the Medical Assessment Unit at the hospital. An announced inspection was carried out in RUH on 02 March 2023, the focus of which was to monitor compliance with the National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare.

Father donates gift of life to daughter

Paddy Browne, a native of County Galway and eHealth Director of Nursing at Saolta University Health Care Group, who donated part of his liver to daughter Sadhbh is encouraging everyone and particularly organ recipients to live their best life.