The Irish Patients’ Association today welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Health to reform our acute hospital system particularly the stated commitment to
Better patient safety
Better Patient Care
Better Value for Money
Many reforms have been heralded as examples of excellence and failed to deliver.
Stephen McMahon CEO of the Irish Patients Associations said “Troikaitis dictates that the Government and its Minister must deliver the hard transparent evidence of performance in this reform and that those who fail in the delivery of these deliverables are held to account if they fail to meet objectives. Continue reading →
Government decides the location for the New Children’s Hospital
A key decision, related to the most important single building project in
the State, has been made by the Government today. The Cabinet has decided
to develop the New Children’s Hospital at the campus of St James’s Hospital
The decision, announced by Minister for Health Dr James Reilly, the
Minister for Children, Frances Fitzgerald and Minister of State Alex White,
will pave the way for the construction of a hospital that will be of
benefit to many future generations of Irish children. Continue reading →
Minister for Health announces phased opening of new Mater adult hospital
New hospital to radically improve quality of care for patients
Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly T.D, today (Friday April 27th) announced the first phase opening of the new €284 million Mater Campus Hospital Development which will radically improve the quality of service and care for patients of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (the Mater Hospital).
The landmark new public hospital will contain state-of-the art facilities including 12 new operating theatres, 120 one-bed en suite rooms, new emergency and out patients departments and a 444-space underground car park. It will be the greenest and most technologically driven hospital in Ireland upon its completion.
Currently the Mater hospital admits approximately 16,500 patients each year. In addition it treats in the region of 40,000 day patients, 47,500 Emergency Department cases and in excess of 220,000 outpatients annually.