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Happy Heart Healthy Eating Award 2017

Happy Heart Healthy Eating Award 2017
The aim of Irish Heart’s Happy Heart at Work programme is to assist any workplace to plan, implement and maintain a healthy lifestyle programme for employees.
Irish Heart has introduced an innovative graded system to its long-standing Happy Heart at Work Healthy Eating Award for staff restaurants.
Heart disease and stroke is […]

June 1st, 2017|Hospital Updates|

Protect your skin in the sun

Skin Cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland with over 10,000 new cases diagnosed in 2013. The national Cancer registry of Ireland expects this number to double by 2040. Three in every four people in Ireland have skin types 1 or 2 which means our skin burns and does not tan, or it burns […]

May 4th, 2017|Hospital Updates|

The Great Pink Run

The Great Pink Run with Avonmore Slimline Milk comes to Kilkenny this September

2,800 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and on Sunday, 10th September the Great Pink Run with Avonmore Slimline Milk will come to Kilkenny Castle. Now in its 7th year, this is the first time the Great Pink Run event will […]

April 13th, 2017|Hospital Updates|

Running & The Pelvic Floor

Your pelvic floor and running

How to protect and enhance your support

Running can be a very effective way to keep fit and can be tailored to suit all fitness levels, however for those with pelvic floor problems it can be challenging. This information does not seek to endorse high impact exercise with pelvic floor dysfunction but […]

March 24th, 2017|Hospital Updates|


What is isokinetics?

Isokinetic testing is the gold standard for muscle strength testing. It is a computerized measurement of muscle function and is the treatment of choice of top athletes and sports teams’ worldwide. Isokinetic testing can be used to assess return to form following an injury or surgery. For example, following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) […]

February 22nd, 2017|Hospital Updates|

“An enlarged left ventricle does not always indicate a cardiac abnormality in an athlete”.

A recent research project undertaken by a Cardiology Team in Aut Even Hospital and Eagle Lodge Cardiology was presented at the Euroecho conference in Berlin. A commendation was awarded for this project.  Well done to all involved.

Vortex rings are formed by the mitral orifice. A large left ventricle can accommodate the full size of the vortex […]

February 15th, 2017|Hospital Updates|

Professor Philip Glasgow, Chief Physiotherapist, Olympic Team GB

Aut Even Hospital had the pleasure of hosting a presentation by Professor Philip Glasgow. Phil Glasgow was the Head Physiotherapist of the Great Britain 2016 Rio Olympic Team and part of the Physiotherapy team for the London and Beijing games.  He gave a detailed presentation on his experiences of the Olympic Games and the principles […]

February 8th, 2017|Hospital Updates|

The National Healthcare Centre Awards

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Stuart Edwards and his team have been shortlisted for four categories in the National Healthcare Awards. Congratulations to all involved.  Below is a summary of their findings.

Overview of Study


To evaluate the clinical benefit of tranexamic acid use in patients undergoing total knee replacement.


Total knee arthroplasty is associated with substantial blood loss […]

January 26th, 2017|Hospital Updates|

Green Belt Graduates

Congratulations to the 11 candidates who have successfully completed a Lean Healthcare Green belt course through UL and facilitated by Ahearne /Collins & Associates. This group has learned not just the value of Lean methodologies but how they can use the tools to improve and sustain the quality of care for patients and improve and our […]

January 12th, 2017|Hospital Updates|

Annual Mince Pies & A3s Event

On Friday the 9th of December over 75 Aut Even staff members attended the annual Mince Pies & A3s Lean event. As with the summer berries event held in July these events are a celebration showcasing the continuing work achieved by Aut Evens staff in making improvements to their own processes and systems that ultimately enhance […]

January 11th, 2017|Hospital Updates|