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IHLTA Annual Service - Saturday February 16 2019

Annual Service – Important Notice

The IHLTA have been advised that individuals cannot attend the Annual Service in the below circumstances:

-If they have not had their flu vaccination (this needs to be at least 2 weeks prior).

- If they have signs and symptoms of respiratory infection, which includes:
productive cough
fever/chills
unexplained fatigue

-If they are less than three months post transplant (while we appreciate that said individuals may have a particular desire to attend), standard protocol for this period is to avoid contact with large groups/crowds.

-If they have been advised to continue to wear a mask/avoid public places by the team.


We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but ultimately, it is for the best interests of all present.

We look forward to seeing you all this Saturday.

 

The service, as always, takes place in the Chapel of the Mater Hospital at 12 noon. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the atrium of the Whitty Wing (beside Phlebotomy).

IHLTA News - January 2019

Behind the Scenes at the IHLTA

- Meeting with Mater Hospital Management

Committee members met with senior management figures from the Mater Hospital on December 11th past to discuss issues relating to the transplant concerns. Present from the hospital were Lars Nolke, John Walsh, Michelle Murray, Emer Joyce, Jim O’Neill and Jim Egan.
The Association were represented by Robert McCutcheon, Gerry Scully, Shay McConnell and Ciara Craig.

The meeting was arranged in order to raise several matters that were causing concern to the Committee and the Association members - The availability of post heart transplant expertise, some members are being referred to A+E or their GP is the consultant is unavailable on that day. Overcrowding in the lung clinic , lateness of clinic start were also up for discussion.

Overall the meeting was very positive.

- Ramifications of a ‘Hard Brexit’

The IHLTA has been made aware of concerns relating to possible drug supply issues in the event of a disorderly Brexit. As such the committee has written to the Department of Health to clarify the issue ASAP.


- Golf Outing

We are organising a golf outing for the Eddie Kelly (a former heart transplant recipient). It will take place in Newlands Golf Course on Friday May 25, 2019.

- IHLTA AGM

Our AGM will take place on Saturday May 8, 2019. Venue TBA.

- IHLTA Annual Service

Our Annual Service of Thanksgiving & Remembrance is scheduled for Saturday February 16, 2019. As always, it will be held in the Chapel of the Mater Hospital at 12 noon. All welcome. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Atrium of the Whitty Building.

Annual Service - Saturday February 16

IHLTA Annual Service of Thanksgiving & Remembrance

Our annual service will take place in the Chapel of the Mater Hospital at 12 noon on Saturday February 16, 2019.

All welcome.

IHLTA Christmas Concert - Tuesday December 18

Reminder - this event takes place tomorrow evening. We hope to see a good turn out:

 

CHRISTMAS CAROLS WITH A WELSH TWIST

BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANT UNIT



FAQs



How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes for validation purposes

Can I update my registration information?

Yes if necessary

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes

Where in the Mater Hospital will it take place?

The Atrium of the Whitty Wing (new building)

Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ihlta-concert-dublin-welsh-male-voice-choir-tickets-52912604023?utm_term=eventurl_text

 

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IHLTA Concert: Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir

CHRISTMAS CAROLS WITH A WELSH TWIST

BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANT UNIT

 

Tuesday December 18 2018 at 8pm


FAQs

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes for validation purposes

Can I update my registration information?

Yes if necessary

FAQs

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes

Where in the Mater Hospital will it take place?

The Atrium of the Whitty Wing (new building)

Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ihlta-concert-dublin-welsh-male-voice-choir-tickets-52912604023?utm_term=eventurl_text

Transplant Support Group Meeting - November 26

A gentle reminder that the final transplant group for 2018 will be this Monday 26th November from 1-3pm

For this group we will be joined by Denise O'Reilly, Art Therapist, who has very generously offered her input to the group. 

Time: 1-3pm

Topic: Art Therapy  

Location: Centre for Nurses Education, 14 Nelson Street, Phibsborough, Dublin 7 (the same location as the last group)

Tea, coffee and biscuits/ fruit will be provided. 

We hope to see you there.

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