Ron Grainger set two world records at the World Transplant Games in Perth, Australia this year, winning gold in the 100m and 200m at the World Transplant Games in Perth. What is even more remarkable is that Ron was competing in the 70 -79 age category, 20 years after he received a kidney transplant. To mark this milestone Ron returned to the Vartry Renal Unit in Tallaght University Hospital to present the renal team with a special gift of one of his gold medals.
Almost 90% of the staff at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) came forward last year to get their flu vaccine, the highest percentage of staff in a hospital setting in the country. Speaking about the success, UHW Director of Nursing and Integration Orla Kavanagh credited it as a “result of a number of years of work.”
Orla continued: “Staff uptake of the flu vaccine at UHW has been improving year on year, with last year’s campaign the result of an accumulation of efforts and trying different strategies.”
The flu season typically begins early October and lasts until the end of April. For the team at UHW, however, it is not long after the flu season finishes before they begin working on the next.