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Paddy Grant looked out of his bedroom window each day hoping to spot a seagull and a crow. All he usually saw was scaffolding and a blue sky peeping in between the gaps in the large steel frame.
The chief executive of the Saolta University Health Care Group, which runs the local public hospitals, acknowledged this week that the threat from Covid-19 would remain with us for the forseeable future but stressed there were many reasons for optimism.
Staff at the GMIT School of Engineering have designed and developed a new type of emergency ventilator which can be produced rapidly and inexpensively to assist the medics in the treatment of COIVD-19 patients.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing challenges faced by GPs across the country, med-tech company Full Health Medical, has developed a new clinically-driven patient empowerment solution, 'Flow', to create a safer and more efficient manner for GPs to treat patients and to free up procedural and administration time by up to 75 per cent.
Given the numbers of people globally who need and will need care to recover from Covid-19 infection, one Irish medical device firm says it may double the number of units it ships this year.
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.