Bon Secours Hospital, Galway

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Bon Secours Hospital
Bon Secours Health System
Location Renmore, Galway, Ireland
Care system Private
Hospital type General
Beds 120
Founded 1954 (1954)
Website Bon Secours Hospital, Galway
Lists Hospitals in the Republic of Ireland

The Bon Secours Hospital, Galway is a private hospital in County Galway, Ireland. Owned by the Roman Catholic Bon Secours Sisters, it offers healthcare to privately insured patients. It forms part of the Bon Secours Health System, the largest private healthcare network in Ireland, which includes hospitals in Cork, Dublin, and Tralee.[1][2] The hospital sees over 18,000 patients per annum, comprising 6,000 in-patients and 12,000 day-cases.[1]


Bon Secours Hospital Galway was built in 1954 and was known then as Calvary Hospital. It was owned and managed by the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary until 1985. Following a short closure, the hospital reopened as Galvia in 1986. Galvia Private Hospital continued the tradition of quality and professionalism of its staff and patient care. In 1998, Galvia Private Hospital was purchased by the Bon Secours Health System.[3]


The hospital had major expansions in 2006 and 2009–2011, and has 120 beds, including 22 day case beds, and provides 4 operating theatres.[1] Services provided include cardiology, clinical neurophysiology, histopathology, physiotherapy, respiratory medicine, endoscopy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, and radiology.[4]


The hospital received Joint Commission International accreditation in 2005.[5]

Notable patients[edit]

Ninth President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins had patellar surgery at the hospital on 13 December 2011.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Bon Secours Hospital, Galway". Bon Secours Health System. 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ "History of the Hospital and Bon Secour". Bon Secours Hospital, Galway. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Departments". Bon Secours Health System. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Joint Commission International (JCI) Accredited Organizations". Joint Commission International. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  6. ^ "Michael D Higgins to undergo knee surgery". RTÉ News. 11 December 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2011. 

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