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Portiuncula University Hospital launches ‘Little Journey’ app for children

Portiuncula University Hospital has launched the ‘Little Journey’ virtual reality app to help children between the ages of 3 and 12, to prepare for surgery and allay their anxiety in advance of their hospital stay.

The ‘Little Journey’ app provides 360 degree views of all the areas the children will visit at the hospital as well as useful information about anaesthesiology tailored to the age of the child.

Ceapann Ospidéal na hOllscoile Portiuncula Cnáimhseach Tacaíochta Méala

Tá áthas ar Ospidéal Ollscoile Portiuncula a fhógairt go bhfuil Leanne Norton ceaptha mar Chnáimhseach Tacaíochta Méala don ospidéal. Tá saineolas cliniciúil fairsing ag Leanne agus tá taithí aici ar chomhairleoireacht maidir le saincheisteanna méala neamhchasta.

Service of Remembrance at Portiuncula University Hospital on Monday 13 February

Portiuncula University Hospital is inviting parents and their families who have experienced bereavement through the death of a child or who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, still birth or after birth, to a Service of Remembrance which will take place in the hospital on Monday 13 February.

Galway University Hospitals carries out first Robotic Guided Coronary Intervention in Ireland and the UK

Galway University Hospitals has carried out the first Robotic Guided Coronary Intervention in Ireland and the UK.

The innovative procedure combines the benefits of coronary intervention with the precision of robotics, offering a range of benefits to patients.

Portiuncula University Hospital reminds visitors of role they can play in protecting vulnerable patients

Portiuncula University Hospital reminds visitors of role they can play in protecting vulnerable patients

Visitor restrictions in place on St Francis’ Ward following infection outbreak

Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH) has appealed to families and loved ones to play their part in helping to prevent the spread of infections to vulnerable patients. The hospital has reminded the public of the need to ensure that visitor numbers are kept to a minimum.

Letterkenny University Hospital awarded Silver Happy Heart Award

The Irish Heart Foundation has awarded the Silver Happy Heart Award to Letterkenny University Hospital in recognition of the ongoing work at the hospital to promote healthy eating in the workplace.

Portiuncula University Hospital Appoints New Bereavement Support Midwife

Portiuncula University Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Leanne Norton as a Bereavement Support Midwife for the hospital. Leanne has extensive clinical expertise and has experience of counselling with regard to non-complex bereavement issues.

Long COVID patient education programme in Galway University Hospitals wins National Healthcare Award

A group patient support programme developed by team members from the Long COVID and post COVID clinics in Galway University Hospitals has won the Irish Medical Times Irish Healthcare Award in the patient education category.

National Ambulance Service and Roscommon University Hospital agree new pathway

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 if they meet strict criteria.

The programme which involves strict clinical and geographical criteria will see a small cohort of stable medical patients transferred by NAS to the Model 2 site for treatment.

Reduction in number of visitors to Portiuncula University Hospital can help protect vulnerable patients

Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH) has asked families and loved ones of inpatients at the hospital to ensure that numbers of visitors are kept to a minimum in order to minimise the exposure of vulnerable patients to viruses.

The hospital has also reminded visitors that mask wearing is mandatory in all areas of the hospital. This is to protect patients and staff.