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EM Team win inaugural World Sepsis Day SIM event at Sligo University Hospital

SIM Battle at SUH



In order to mark World Sepsis Day on September 13th, 4 teams of hospital clinicians battled it out on a Simulated Sepsis scenario.

The represented teams were:

  • Obstetrics & Gynaecologyobsgyn-team
  • Internal Medicinemedical-team
  • General Surgerysurgical-team
  • Emergency Medicineem-team-in-action

There was a panel of esteemed clinicians from other specialties to judge the event.judges judges-confer

Meadhbh, Sinead, and Emma in action

All teams did very well in what was a highly pressurised environment.

EM Team take the Honours

The Much-Coveted Prize

Congratulations to the winning team of Meadhbh, Emma, and Sinéad who won the coveted prize for the Emergency Department.the-winning-team em-team-recive-cup






Thanks to all involved especially the organizers who made it possible



Emergency Department Staff SUPping on Lough Gill June 2015

Unfortunately, Dr Mick Killeen is returning to New Zealand after a year at the ED in Sligo.

We had a great year with him on our team, and he’ll be sorely missed

On the lakeBy the lakeIn order to bid him farewell , the ED crew (that weren’t on duty) spent the afternoon on Lough Gill learning to Stand Up Paddle (SUP) with SUPForAll. In treacherous conditions, the ED staff braved the elements. SUP Crew

Celebratory meal, and awards ceremony that evening.






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Dinner1 Paddy presents awards  Award Winners Dinner2 Dinner3

iPERM – Best oral presentation goes to Sligo ED

Congratulations to our Specialist Registrar, Dr Michael Bennett who won the prize for best oral presentation at the Irish Paediatric Emergency Research Meeting on Friday 4th July 2014.

Michael presented on the experience in Sligo ED of using ketamine as part of a safe sedation pathway in children undergoing painful procedures.  He has demonstrated that our practice is both safe an effective.  You can read about his work and how we do things here.


Photo: Michael Bennett receiving his prize, with Dr Turlough Bolger (Tallaght), Dr Roisín McNamara (Temple St), Dr Sam Deiratany (Temple St).





Unfortunately Michael’s time with us in Sligo has come to an end today.  We wish him well in his new post in Crumlin on Monday.  Indeed, we would like to thank all our non-consultant hospital doctors for their hard work and look forward to meeting our new trainees on Monday next.