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Health Promotion Department

Hospital Location: 
Sligo University Hospital
071 9174548

About Us

Health Promotion is an intrinsic part of the culture and services provided by Sligo University Hospital (SUH). As a full member of the Health Promoting Hospitals Network, the hospital sets its objectives in line with the objectives of this Network as well as the Saolta Healthy Ireland Implementation Plan.

The core aim of the Health Promotion Service in SUH is to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours that positively influence both staff and patient health and wellbeing. In doing so, the service assists with the prevention and management of a range of illnesses/chronic diseases and encourages staff and patients to take an active role in their own health.  

The Department

  • Assesses Health Promotion needs, in line with best practice, and research.
  • Plans, develops, implements and evaluates Health Promotion programmes.
  • Takes a lead role in implementing the various projects agreed with the national Health Promoting Hospitals Network and the Saolta Healthy Ireland Implementation Plan.
  • Works in partnership with all hospital services/external agencies with common areas of interest in order to promote a culture that supports the health and wellbeing of staff, patients and visitors.

Services we offer

Health Promotion Services:

  • Provide a Smoking Cessation Service for in-patients
  • Implement and work to maintain the National Tobacco Free Campus Policy
  • Develop patients and staff health and wellbeing initiatives in line with the Saolta Healthy Ireland Implementation Plan
  • Provide training on brief intervention (Making Every Contact Count: tobacco use, alcohol and drugs, physical activity, diet and nutrition, mental health and wellbeing, talking about overweight and obesity)
  • Provide performance indicators to Regional Co-ordinators.
  • Circulate relevant documents policies/strategies to SUH staff as they become available
  • Circulate National HSE Health and Wellbeing updates throughout the hospital
  • Manage the dissemination of Health Promotion materials in the hospital
  • Provide health information for staff/patients/public in information stands throughout the hospital. Co-ordinate Health Promotion events and public seminars as a means of promoting awareness on health related issues
  • Provide Health Promotion support and guidance to all specialities and assist with initiatives planned by their service

Contact Details

Health Promotion and Smoking Cessation Department,
Flat  4,
Sligo University Hospital,
The Mall,