The Saolta University Health Care Group recently held its 8th Neonatal Study Day Conference at the Clayton Hotel in Galway. Over 100 delegates from the Saolta Group and other hospitals attended.
The conference which was organized by the neonatal team at University Hospital Galway, with special thanks to Neonatal Advanced Nurse Practitioners Jean James and Aine Binchy, provided an opportunity for the neonatal multidisciplinary team to meet face-to-face following the COVID-19 pandemic, and to share best practices, stay up to date on evidence-based practice, and learn new skills.
The conference featured speakers from the local, national, and international communities, covering a wide range of neonatal topics, which sparked a lot of questions and discussion. A number of skill stations organised and facilitated by the neonatal team, provided an excellent opportunity for delegates to update existing skill sets or consider bringing a new skill back to their respective neonatal units in order to improve and strengthen neonatal care provision.
Dr Hilary, Stokes, Saolta Director of Paediatrics said, “The Neonatal Conference showcased a great standard of specialised presentations and a day of real educational value. It was a great networking opportunity and really good to see cross discipline engagement and attendance from across the country.”