Would you like to be on the hospital Patient Council?

Galway University Hospitals (GUH ) is currently looking for volunteers to be part of the Patient Council for the Hospital.

Jean Kelly, Saolta Group Director of Nursing said last evening that as some members of the current Patient Council are nearing the end of their term, GUH is now seeking new members.

The aim of the Patient Council is to work with GUH to identify current and future opportunities to improve the care experience for patients, families and caregivers who use the services of University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital.

The Council serve in an advisory capacity, making recommendations which aim to improve services for our patients at both University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital.

“We are very grateful for the contribution and commitment of our previous Patient Council,” said Ms Kelly. “They play a key role in helping us shape what we do and how we do it. It is a valued link with the community we serve and assists our staff greatly by providing a patient’s perspective on the services we provide.

“As the current Council’s term will shortly come to an end, we welcome applications from anyone interested in joining the Council. We would particularly like to hear from people who have had direct contact with our hospital as a patient or relative and would like to contribute to improving the health services we provide and patients’ experience in Galway University Hospitals”, she concluded.

Between seven and ten people participate in the Council and work with the Hospital Management team. The Council meet bi-monthly with a minimum of six meetings per calendar year.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Patient Council or would like to find out more about what the role entails, please contact Marie Corbett, Assistant Director of Nursing at 087 9587724 or email [email protected]

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