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HSE team urges young people in Galway to meet in smaller groups

The HSE has urged everyone living and working in Galway to continue with their efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Hospital and Community...

More than 11,000 people waiting for elective surgery in Galway hospitals

There are more than 11,000 people on a waiting list for elective surgery in Galway's hospitals, including over 1,800 waiting more than two years.Those...

‘Clinical Pass’ app helping medical students safely carry out placements

NUI Galway and the Saolta Healthcare Group are rolling out a new app to help medical students safely carry out their hospital placements in...

Public reminded that visiting still not allowed at Galway hospitals

The public have been reminded that visiting is still not permitted at UHG or Merlin Park University Hospital - except in exceptional circumstances. People are...

Galway Cardiology trials new sensor to help patients with heart failure avoid hospital

The cardiology team at Galway University Hospitals has carried out a first-in-man clinical trial for a sensor that will hopefully allow patients with heart...

Tuam traveller community raises €1,000 to feed UHG staff

The past few weeks have seen incredible efforts from people of all walks of life to support the most vulnerable, and most essential, during...

ICU capacity doubled at Saolta hospitals in preparation for surge

ICU capacity in the Saolta Hospital Group in the west of Ireland has been doubled to deal with a potential surge in Covid-19 patients. Tony...

Visiting restrictions enacted at Galway’s hospitals for infection control

Visiting restrictions have been put in place at all of Galway's public hospitals this evening for the purpose of infection control.

Full capacity protocol enacted at University Hospital Galway

Full Capacity Protocol has been enacted at University Hospital Galway today amidst extreme overcrowding at the A&E.People...

Employee at Portiuncula Hospital wins Outstanding Employee Award

An employee at Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH) took home a Saolta Staff Recognition Award at a recent awards ceremony. Christie Costello, who has been working...

Winter funding of €647,000 announced for healthcare services in the west

Extra winter funding of €647,000 has been allocated by the HSE for healthcare services in the west of Ireland. The HSE's Winter Plan 2019-2020 published...

UHG celebrates care services for premature births

This weekend marks World Prematurity Day and University Hospital Galway is celebrating that give babies born premature their shot at life. While the day itself...

Galway hospitals take home three staff recognition awards

Galway University Hospitals won Saolta Staff Recognition Awards in three categories at a ceremony in Mayo on Friday evening. The Maternity Department won the ‘Award...

UHG is the second most overcrowded hospital today

UHG is the second most overcrowded hospital in Ireland today once again with 46 patients on trolleys. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation's Trolley/Ward Watch...

INMO says services must be curtailed at UHG due to lack of nurses

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has said that services must be curtailed at UHG for safety reasons due to a lack of nurses. According...

Couple raise €14,510 for UHG cancer patient fund

A Tipperary couple raised €14,510 to the Cancer Services Patient Comfort Fund at UHG out of gratitude for the incredible care they received at...

UHG buys new twin cots using funds donated by parents

University Hospital Galway has purchased twin cots for the Neonatal Unit using funds donated by parents and members of the local community. Dr Johannes Letshwiti,...

Staff at Saolta Hospitals assaulted 68 times so far this year

Staff at the Saolta Hospital Group, which includes UHG, Merlin Park, and Portiuncula hospitals, have been assaulted 68 times so far this year, more...

Hospital support workers take to the picket lines in nationwide strike

Over 10,000 hospitals support workers in SIPTU have gone on strike today in a dispute with the government over a jobs evaluation scheme. In Galway...

Report recommending new 200 bed hospital at Merlin Park due this month

An independent report on the need for a new elective hospital in Galway is expected to be delivered by the end of the month. Galway...
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Coronavirus: 5 deaths and 416 new cases reported today

The Department of Health has reported 416 new cases of COVID-19 and five further deaths related to the disease.Thirty-seven new cases were reported in...

Fifth weather warning issued for Galway this week

Galway has been issued yet another weather warning by Met Éireann ahead of strong winds tonight.The warning comes into effect at 11.00pm, and will...

Varadkar denies “inaccurate and grossly defamatory” allegations

Leo Varadkar has released a statement this afternoon saying that allegations made in an article published by Village magazine are "inaccurate and grossly defamatory"The...

Increase in COVID-19 patients in Galway hospitals with 24 confirmed cases

The number of people hospitalised with COVID-19 in Galway has continued to climb steadily, with 24 confirmed cases in Galway hospitals.The latest figures from...