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UHG among most overcrowded in Ireland in worst November on record

There were nearly 700 patients on trolleys at University Hospital Galway as Ireland's hospitals enjoyed their most overcrowded November on record. According to monthly figures...

UHG will pass 7,000 people on trolleys by Christmas in worst year on record

Today marks a milestone in Irish healthcare as the number of patients on trolleys this year has passed 100,000 for the first time since...

UHG loses accreditation for bowel cancer tests over waiting lists

University Hospital Galway has lost its accreditation for BowelScreen, the national programme for testing to detect bowel cancer. UHG and Mercy University Hospital Cork have...

Scholarships awarded in memory of lost sisters Hazel and Tanya

Two students at NUI Galway were recently awarded with the Tarpey Scholarships honouring the memory of pair of wonderful sisters who lost their lives to...

Galway University Hospitals present first ever Staff Recognition Award

Galway University Hospitals handed out their first Staff Recognition Award to an employee at UHG this week. Shaun Plower from Loughrea is a Clinical Engineering Technician...

Woman with serious breast cancer gets urgent court hearing against HSE

A woman diagnosed with advanced breast cancer at University Hospital Galway has been granted an urgent court hearing against the Health Service Executive. The woman...

Two UHG departments honoured for extraordinary service

University Hospital Galway was doubly recognised for its extraordinary service recently, taking home two prizes at the 2018 Medray awards. UHG won X-Ray Department and...

Galway stroke patients take more than three hours to get to hospital

People who suffer from a stroke in Galway take more than three hours to reach the hospital on average. The Annual National Stroke Register Report...

Galway artist brightens up UHG with beautiful nature paintings

A new solo exhibition by Kinvara based artist Fiona Cawley is bringing nature inside University Hospital Galway this month with beautiful landscape pieces. Born in...

No help for UHG in latest round of emergency beds amid crisis

University Hospital Galway will not be receiving any of the emergency beds being provided in the latest round of assistance amid a serious overcrowding...

Father and daughter present €2,000 cheque for cancer patient comfort at UHG.

Ms Ciara Ni Fhatharta and her father Colm O Fatharta from Inis Meain recently presented a €2,000 cheque for the Oncology Patient Comfort Fund...

Three people in hospital after serious crash near Spiddal

Three people are in a serious condition at University Hospital Galway following a collision on the R336 near Spiddal last night. Two cars were involved...

Inquest told infant died after eye operation at University Hospital Galway

A three month old baby died from complications after getting eye surgery at University Hospital Galway and inquest has heard. Jonathan Borges Gonclaves was born...

Cancer care West funds new family room at University Hospital Galway

Cancer Care West have recently provided funding to furnish a new family room in the Corrib ward at University Hospital Galway. The Corrib ward is...

UHG to hold candlelight ceremony in memory of lost pregnancies and infants

University Hospital Galway is holding a candle lighting ceremony next Sunday to mark International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day. This is a day of remembrance...

Over 600 patients left on trolleys at University Hospital Galway in September

September saw 609 admitted patients left waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Galway in another crisis month. UHG was the third most overcrowded hospital in...

Galway oncologist leading trial to see if aspirin can stop cancer returning after treatment

A five year medical trial in Ireland to see if aspirin can stop early-stage cancer from returning after treatment is being led by a...

New cancer facilities at UHG delayed by €109 million hole in HSE budget

New cancer facilities meant for University Hospital Galway are one of a number of healthcare investments that are set to be delayed by a...

Psych nurse jailed for assaulting colleague with syringe at University Hospital Galway

A psychiatric nurse at University Hospital Galway has been given a 12 month sentence for assaulting a fellow nurse with a syringe filled with...

Three departments at Galway University Hospitals shortlisted for medical awards

Three departments at Galway University Hospitals have been shortlisted in both categories of the 2018 Medray Awards. Both the X-Ray Departments at UHG and Merlin...
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