Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore

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Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore
Health Service Executive
Geography
Location Tullamore, County Offaly, Ireland
Organisation
Care system HSE
Hospital type Regional
Services
Emergency department Yes
Beds 254

The Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore is a public[1] hospital located in Tullamore, County Offaly, 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 of County Offaly and the Irish Midlands. In 2008, the hospital served 77,459 out-patients, and 9,756 in-patients, with an average stay of 5.5 nights.[1] 75.1% of admissions were made via the accident and emergency department or 7,090 patients. In 2007, 31,231 patients presented to the emergency department. The hospital saw 21,376 day cases in the same year.[1]

Services[edit]

The hospital provides 254 beds, of which 207 are in-patient acute beds, while 47 are reserved for acute day cases.[1] In-patient services include general medicine, general surgery, accident and emergency, oncology, cardiology, nephrology and dialysis, orthopaedics, otorhinolaryngology (ENT), rheumatology, dental surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, vascular surgery, haematology, paediatrics, anaesthesia, radiology.[1]

Waiting times[edit]

The national median waiting time for surgery in November 2009 stood at 2.5 months; at Tullamore 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: 247
  • adult patients waiting 6–12 months: 173
  • adult patients waiting over 12 months: 15
  • child patients waiting 3–6 months: 185
  • child surgical patients waiting 6–12 months: 73
  • child surgical patients waiting over 12 months: 13

Medical[edit]

  • adult patients waiting 3–6 months: 23
  • adult patients waiting 6–12 months: 15
  • adult patients waiting over 12 months: 1
  • child patients waiting 3–6 months: unavailable
  • child patients waiting 6–12 months: unavailable
  • child patients waiting over 12 months: unavailable

Hygiene[edit]

Independent audits rated hygiene levels as 73% satisfactory in 2005,[3] rising to 82% in 2006.[4] Hospital-acquired infection affected 1.2% of patients in 2007, with a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection rate of 0.21 per 1,000 bed days in 2007.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g http://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/FactFile/County_Information/Offaly/Midland%20Regional%20Hospital%20Tullamore/Midland_Regional_Hospital_Tullamore.html
  2. ^ a b "Report on The National Patient Treatment Register" (PDF). The National Treatment Purchase Fund. November 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-09. [permanent dead link]
  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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  4. ^ "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.