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Twin babies can continue to experience the closeness they had in the womb now after birth thanks to the introduction of twin cots at University Hospital Galway's neonatal unit.
Mayo based Fianna Fáil Senator, Keith Swanick, has called for a nationwide awareness campaign to highlight the signs, symptoms and dangers of sepsis.
On Thursday September 13, to mark World Sepsis Day, the Sepsis team at Mayo University Hospital will hold an awareness event in the main foyer of the hospital.
World Sepsis Day took place this week, on Tuesday, September 13th and initiatives were carried out in all hospitals across the Saolta University Health Care Group to promote sepsis awareness amongst hospital staff, patients, relatives and members of the public. This day was marked this year in Mayo University Hospital (MUH) and the improvements made in sepsis identification and treatment throughout the hospital were highlighted for patients and staff.
Although hand hygiene is known to be the key to preventing hospital acquired infections such as MRSA, compliance with good hygiene practices remains low. With healthcare-associated infections affecting, on average, five per cent of hospitalised patients in Ireland, NUI Galway is to lead a Health Research Board funded project to improve hand hygiene practice.
Staff based at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, have commenced training on new telemedicine machines which will provide 24-hour services to the hospital, including an emergency stroke service that will save local lives.
A County Galway family whose baby was born prematurely a year ago was so impressed by the level of care their son received that they organised a fundraiser to benefit the facilities which looked after him.
A Galway toddler who was born weighing only 1.5lb has been chosen to feature in a charity calendar which is aiming to raise €40,000 to support premature babies and their parents.
NUI Galway researchers have been part of a large-scale clinical trial of statin treatment in patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) which was published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
A group of 30 bikers will arrive in Galway tomorrow (Friday) as part of a nationwide tour delivering life-saving equipment to neonatal intensive care units around the country.