Mallow General Hospital

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Mallow General Hospital
Health Service Executive
Geography
Location Mallow, County Cork, Ireland
Organisation
Care system HSE
Hospital type Regional
Affiliated university Cork University Hospital Group
Services
Emergency department Yes
Beds 81

Mallow General Hospital is a public hospital located in Mallow, County Cork, Ireland.[1] It is managed by the Irish Government's Health Service Executive and provides acute-care hospital services for a population of approximately 90,000 in County Cork.[2] In 2008, the hospital served 10,979 out-patients, and 4,413 in-patients, with an average stay of 5.9 nights. 74.9% of admissions were made via the accident and emergency department. In 2007, 40,114 patients presented to the emergency department. The hospital saw 2,336 day cases in the same year.[1]

Services[edit]

The hospital provides 81 beds, of which 76 are in-patient acute beds, while 5 are reserved for acute day cases.[1] In-patient services include general medicine, general surgery, accident and emergency, geriatrics, intensive care, otorhinolaryngology, paediatrics, anaesthesia, radiology.[1]

Waiting times[edit]

Below are waiting times for procedures at Mallow General Hospital, as reported by the National Treatment Purchase Fund.[1][3]

Surgical[edit]

As of November 2009:

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

Medical[edit]

As of April 2009:

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

Hygiene[edit]

Independent audits rated hygiene levels as 88% satisfactory in 2005,[4] rising to 91% in 2006.[5] The hospital had a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection rate of 0.14 per 1,000 bed days in 2007.[1]

2010 investigation[edit]

In August 2010, the Irish Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) announced it was to begin an investigation of potential health risks to patients attending the hospital. The inquiry, which was brought about due to patient complaints, will focus on major surgery, emergency and critical care services.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f [1][dead link]
  2. ^ [2][dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.ptr.ie/Pages/report/PTR_Report_200911.pdf[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  5. ^ "Report on the Second National Acute Hospitals Hygiene Audit" (PDF). Health Service Executive. June 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-13. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  6. ^ "Mallow hospital inquiry announced". The Irish Times. 2010-08-08.