Cavan General Hospital

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Cavan General Hospital
Health Service Executive
Geography
Location Lisdarn, Cavan, County Cavan, Ireland
Organisation
Care system HSE
Hospital type Regional
Services
Emergency department Yes
Beds 264

Cavan General Hospital is a public[1] hospital located in Cavan, County Cavan, Ireland. It is managed by the Irish Government's Health Service Executive and provides acute-care hospital services, including a 24-hour emergency department,[1] for the population County Cavan and County Monaghan. In 2008, the hospital served 55,234 out-patients, and 14,822 in-patients, with an average stay of 4.5 nights.[1] In 2009, 72% of admissions were made via the accident and emergency department or 10,672 patients. 32,672 patients presented to the emergency department. The hospital saw 8,430 day cases in the same year. In 2008, there were 1,949 live births.[1]

Transport & access[edit]

There are car parking areas located in the hospital grounds. The hospital is a short taxi journey or around 15–20 minutes on foot from the centre of Cavan. Leydons Coaches route 930 (Cavan-Ballyconnell-Enniskillen), Bus Éireann route 175 (Cavan-Cootehill-Monaghan) and Whartons Travel route 975 Longford-Arva-Cavan (operated on behalf of the National Transport Authority) provide public bus links to/from the hospital.

Services[edit]

The hospital provides 264 beds, of which 193 are in-patient acute beds, while 46 are reserved for acute day cases.[1] A further 25 beds are for psychiatric services. In-patient services include general medicine, general surgery, accident and emergency, dermatology, nephrology and dialysis, oncology, ophthalmology, obstetrics and gynaecology, vascular surgery, paediatrics, respiratory medicine, anaesthesia, radiology.[1]

Waiting times[edit]

The national median waiting time for surgery in November 2009 stood at 2.5 months; at Portlaoise Regional this figure was 3.2 months. Overall waiting time was 3.2 months, above the national median of 2.4 months.[2] As of November 2009,[2] the National Treatment Purchase Fund listed the following waiting times for procedures:

Surgical[edit]

  • adult patients waiting 3–6 months: 10
  • adult patients waiting 6–12 months: 6
  • adult patients waiting over 12 months: 2
  • child patients waiting 3–6 months: 0
  • child surgical patients waiting 6–12 months: 0
  • child surgical patients waiting over 12 months: 0

Medical[edit]

  • adult patients waiting 3–6 months: 1
  • adult patients waiting 6–12 months: 0
  • adult patients waiting over 12 months: 2
  • child patients waiting 3–6 months: N/A
  • child patients waiting 6–12 months: N/A
  • child patients waiting over 12 months: N/A

Hygiene[edit]

Independent audits rated hygiene levels as 71% satisfactory in 2005,[3] rising to 76% in 2006.[4] Hospital-acquired infection affected 3.6% of patients in 2007, with a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection rate of 0.14 per 1,000 bed days in 2007.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g http://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/FactFile/County_Information/Cavan/Cavan%20General%20Hospital/
  2. ^ a b "Report on The National Patient Treatment Register" (PDF). The National Treatment Purchase Fund. November 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ "Report on a National Acute Hospitals Hygiene Audit undertaken on behalf of the National Hospitals Office, Health Service Executive" (PDF). Health Service Executive. October 2005. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  4. ^ "Report on the Second National Acute Hospitals Hygiene Audit" (PDF). Health Service Executive. June 2006. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 

Coordinates: 53°59′58″N 7°22′22″W / 53.9994°N 7.3727°W / 53.9994; -7.3727