Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Ennis

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Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Ennis
Health Service Executive
Geography
Location Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
Organisation
Care system HSE
Hospital type Regional
Services
Emergency department Daytime only
Beds 102

The Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Ennis (also known as Ennis General Hospital) is a public[1] 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,[1] 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.[1] 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.[1]

Services[edit]

The hospital provides 102 beds, of which 96 are in-patient acute beds, while 6 are reserved for acute day cases.[1] In-patient services include general medicine, general surgery, accident and emergency, geriatrics, otorhinolaryngology, urology, vascular surgery, gynaecology, anaesthesia, radiology.[1]

A 2009 report by the Health Information and Quality Authority deemed acute services at the hospital to be unsafe.[2]

Hygiene[edit]

Independent audits rated hygiene levels as 68% satisfactory in 2005,[3] rising to 89% in 2006.[4] 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.[1]

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Coordinates: 52°51′3.93″N 8°58′59.4″W / 52.8510917°N 8.983167°W / 52.8510917; -8.983167