A simple telephone service has been helping keep patients with lung disease out of hospital and able to manage their symptoms at home. The initiative involving nurse specialists creates a virtual clinic that means less trips to hospital for patients and a more efficient way of managing their conditions
Midwives, doctors, physios, dieticians and new parents ( joined by their babies) recently came together for the first ever Whose Shoes event at University Hospital Galway (UHG). Its aim is to help improve women’s experience of maternity care by building on local relationships and enhancing existing relationships within the services.
Baby Senan Fraser, born at 25 weeks got his first vaccinations in Rotunda where staff have an 80% uptake rate – double protection for a premature baby
North West Home Sharing Programme brings both respite and friendship – hosts, guests and families speak of the bond of friendship that forms when families open their homes to individuals with disabilities, providing respite but also enriching the lives of the hosts and their families
Crumlin Hospital teamed up with Disney Ireland and BBDO Dublin to use Toy Story and other Disney characters to de-traumatise the X-ray process. They placed X-ray images of the characters on the walls of the hospital’s department and it has been a great success with the children
Golden Retriever Cody is the latest recruit to Portiuncula University Hospital, bringing pet therapy to patients and cheering both staff and patients
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