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Kelly’s Toyota, Letterkenny to sponsor Kevin Dundon cooking demonstration in Clanree Hotel, 12th September
Kelly's Toyota Letterkenny sponsor of celebrity chef Kevin Dundon's cookery demonstration in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny on Thursday, 12th September. Kelly's Toyota, Port Road, Letterkenny has kindly agreed to be the main sponsor of the charity...read more
Members of Creeslough Day Center Committee & Moore family presenting the Friends of LUH with a cheque for €1,875.00 The Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital are eternally grateful to the family of Mrs. Daisy Moore and the voluntary committee of...read more
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...read more
2018 Golf Classic, Ballybofey & Stranorlar GC The Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital are eternally grateful to David Crumlish, proprietor of Crumlish Appliances, Rossan College Complex, Ballyraine, Letterkenny for his sponsorship of the Golf...read more
Mrs Teresa McLauglin, wife of the late Mr Pat McLaughlin (Miller), Linsfort, Buncrana and her children and grandchildren pictured making a presentation of a cheque for €5,150 to the Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital in appreciation of the care and treatment...read more
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...read more
Folens Presents Christmas Annual 2017 Mr Brian McGarvey, local representative of Folens rresents Christmas Annual 2017 to the Paediatric...read more
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...read more
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.
On Sunday 5th June 2016, Wendy Macdonald and Paul Dillion bravely took on the Walled City Marathon in Derry to raise funds for the Friends of LUH Oncology Bus. The Oncology bus transfers patients from Letterkenny University Hospital to St. Luke's Hospital in Dublin...read more
Annual Golf Classic in Aid of 2nd Ct Scanner to Be Held at Ballybofey and Stranorlar Golf Club Friday, July 1st Letterkenny University Hospital is about to carry out a substantial refurbishment of the Radiology Department which will include renovation of the area...read more
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...read more
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.
Letterkenny University Hospital,
Tel: (074)91 04466