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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...

Portiuncula Hospital ‘extremely busy’ today with many ill patients awaiting a bed

The Emergency Department at Portiuncula University Hospital is extremely busy today, Thursday 18 April. The hospital has admitted a significant number of ill patients recently,...

Possible data breach at UHG under investigation after patients get scam mail

The Saolta University Hospital Group is investigating a possible data breach at UHG after multiple patients received the same scam mail. Several patients at UHG...

Galway University Hospitals add new consultant for paediatric care

Galway University Hospitals are building on their paediatric services with the appointment of Dr Johannes Buca Letshwiti as a Consultant Neonatologist. Dr Letshwiti graduated from NUI...
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Coronavirus: One further death, 35 new cases of Covid-19 in Republic

One additional Covid related death has been reported to NPHET, and 35 new cases have been confirmed in the State. This means there have now...

Galway weather forecast: Will the summer sunshine last?

After a miserable July, August has given us a few fine (and well overdue) days of sunshine. But will it last? Well, according to Met...

Nightly water restrictions on Inis Oírr removed

Night time water restrictions on Inis Oírr have been lifted as of today, due to recent rain improving the reserve levels on the island. Water...
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