Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Ennis
||This article's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. (February 2013)|
|Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Ennis|
|Health Service Executive|
|Location||Ennis, County Clare, Ireland|
|Emergency department||Daytime only|
The Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Ennis (also known as Ennis General Hospital) is a public hospital located in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland. It is managed by the Irish Government's Health Service Executive and provides acute-care hospital services, including an 8am-8pm emergency department, for the population of County Clare. In 2008, the hospital served 12,295 out-patients, and 5,067 in-patients, with an average stay of 5.8 nights. 94.4% of admissions were made via the accident and emergency department or 4,736 patients. In 2007, 19,252 patients presented to the emergency department. The hospital saw 2,075 day cases in the same year.
The hospital provides 102 beds, of which 96 are in-patient acute beds, while 6 are reserved for acute day cases. In-patient services include general medicine, general surgery, accident and emergency, geriatrics, otorhinolaryngology, urology, vascular surgery, gynaecology, anaesthesia, radiology.
Independent audits rated hygiene levels as 68% satisfactory in 2005, rising to 89% in 2006. Hospital-acquired infection affected 5.6% of patients in 2007, with a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection rate of 0.09 per 1,000 bed days in 2007.
- "Ennis 'not viable' as acute hospital". RTÉ News. 2009-04-09.
- "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.
- "Report on the Second National Acute Hospitals Hygiene Audit" (PDF). Health Service Executive. June 2006. Retrieved 2010-07-04.