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BizzPrint sponsors Friends Bus to Dublin

BizzPrint sponsors Friends Bus to Dublin

BizzPrint sponsors Friends of LUH bus to Dublin Paddy Campbell, proprietor of BizzPrint, Port Road, Letterkenny presents Peter Cutliffe, Chairman of The Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital with a cheque for €1,000 as sonsorship for the Friends bus...

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New CT Scanner delivered

New CT Scanner delivered

New CT Scanner delivered The Friends of LUH are delighted to announce the delivery and commissioning of a new CT Scanner. The new CT scanner is now fully functional since Monday, 26th February 2018. Chairman of the Friends, Mr Peter Cutliffe thanked all those who...

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25 Years Celebrations

25 Years Celebrations

25 Year Celebrations The Friends Function to mark the 25TH anniversary of the Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital – 21st December 2017 The Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) celebrate their 25 years in existence this year. A function took place in...

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EBUS (Endo Bronchial Ultrasound) machine

EBUS (Endo Bronchial Ultrasound) machine

Now that the CT Scanner has been bought (February 2018) and the medical equipment for the Radiology Department is ordered (September 2018), the Friends have agreed the next fundraising initiative with hospital management, namely to fund the purchase of EBUS (Endo Bronchial Ultrasound) for the Respiratory Medicine Department in LUH. EBUS will cost €200,000 and will be used by the Consultant Respiratory Physicians in the hospital to assist them in the earlier diagnosis of serious respiratory disease, such as lung cancer. There is much research to show that the earlier that lung cancer can be diagnosed, the quicker medical intervention can be initiated, the better the outcomes in relation to survival and cure rates.

EBUS is a minimally invasive but highly effective procedure used to diagnose lung cancer, infections, and other diseases causing enlarged lymph nodes in the chest.
Benefits of EBUS to both Patients & Physicians

It provides real-time imaging of the surface of the airways, blood vessels, lungs, and lymph nodes
The improved images allow the physician to easily view difficult-to-reach areas and to access more, and smaller, lymph nodes for biopsy with the aspiration needle than through conventional mediatinoscopy
The accuracy and speed of the EBUS procedure lends itself to rapid onsite pathological evaluation Pathologists in the operating room can process and examine biopsy samples as they are obtained and can request additional samples to be taken immediately if needed
EBUS is performed under moderate sedation or general anesthesia
Patients recover quickly and can usually go home the same day.

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From Down Under to Malin Head in 18 days

From Down Under to Malin Head in 18 days

Aussie Man Simon Completes the 568km Mizen to Malin Run Simon Chodziesner, the Aussie with a Fanad wife, arrived in Malin Head yesterday (Tues 18th Aug) having run the last Carndonagh leg of his Mizen Head to Malin Head journey. The total run took 18 days and covered...

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This voluntary organisation, which was granted charitable status in 1995, has been responsible for raising in excess of €5 million from membership fees, donations, church gate collections and various fund-raising events throughout the North West since 1992.

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Letterkenny University Hospital,
Letterkenny,
County Donegal,
Ireland
Tel: (074)91 04466
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