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Whitfield and UPMC return to the National Ploughing Championship

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The team from Whitfield Hospital and UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre are getting set for a return visit to the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore. Following the success of last year’s visit, they have doubled the size of their stand to offer even more to the estimated 280,000 visitors to this, the premier agricultural event in the country.

The National Ploughing Championships take place each year in September. The 2017 Championships will be held at Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly from September 19th – 21st 2017.

Located at the Health & Wellness area, Block no.: 2, Row no: 29, Stand no: 644, Unit no. 21/22, the Whitfield Hospital / UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre stand will show how and why they have been offering top class healthcare to the south east for over a decade.

It has been an exciting 12 months at Whitfield Hospital, which built a 5th theatre to keep up with increased patient demand.  It also launched its 2nd endoscopy suite and became the first hospital in Ireland and the UK to receive the ISO 50001 (Energy Management System – helping conserve resources and tackling climate change) Every year Whitfield Hospital supports events through-out the south east. These serve as a good opportunity for the Whitfield staff to interact with the public off site and promote its services. Whitfield Hospital has always received demand for services from Waterford, but the last 12 months has shown a steady increase from the whole south east.

The UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre is an advanced radiation therapy centre serving patients in the south east. Managed by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based healthcare leader UPMC, UPMC Whitfield has been accredited three times by the Joint Commission International—an independent organization that sets the “gold standard” for quality--since 2008. UPMC Whitfield, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, has treated more than 17,000 patients with the most advanced radiation therapy. It is an approach that leverages one global team of experts to support one individual patient. As part of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, UPMC Whitfield leverages innovation and expertise from around the globe to deliver solutions and care to patients, closer to their homes.

This is a real opportunity for the public to meet and question the team from Whitfield Hospital and UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre. If you would like to learn more about their services and facilities, you can visit or


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