“I find the whole service absolutely brilliant – it means I can be at home with my child and I don’t have to worry about getting someone to mind her. And usually a lot of the time, it’s my concerns and my worries and they really do calm me down,” according to Celine Garvey, a cancer patient commenting on the video-enabled patient care at Naas General Hospital.
“The team showed unbelievable compassion, respect, patience and understanding to my mum and her needs,” according to Ultan, whose mum Kathleen O’Sullivan was referred to the Frailty at the Front Door (FFD) service at Galway University Hospitals.
New research from a study launched recently highlights the importance of engaging with members of the Traveller community, using a partnership approach, in order to create a mental health service provision that fits the needs of this community.
“I am delighted that this new Radiation Oncology centre has now opened – it’s a great resource for the people of the West and North West of Ireland,” according to Dr Cormac Small, Consultant Radiation Oncologist at University Hospital Galway, adding that “the entire building has been designed not just for today’s needs but also for future needs.” University Hospital Galway and the Saolta Group recently announced the official opening of the state-of-the-art Saolta Radiation Oncology Centre. The newly built centre, which is opening on a phased basis, is equipped to the highest specification.
Mayo University Hospital (MUH) recently marked World Stroke Day by launching a book containing resources and supports for stroke patients and their families. The book, entitled ‘My Stroke Journey’, is a 67-page guide to all aspects of this life-threatening condition. It was developed by the multi-disciplinary stroke team in MUH in collaboration with patients.
Staff at Tallaght University Hospital have invented a new device that enables a kidney patient to access dialysis at home, which in turn has allowed them to return to work.