Naas General Hospital

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Naas General Hospital

Naas General Hospital is located in Craddockstown, Naas in County Kildare, just a short distance from Naas' town center, in Ireland. This General Hospital provides acute services for the population of around 200,000 people in County Kildare and western parts of County Wicklow.[1]

Background[edit]

The hospital was originally built to serve as a workhouse in the 1840s, then in 1922 around the time of Ireland's independence from Britain it became Naas County Hospital. Then in 1981 the Department of Health began to develop the hospital as a general hospital. And soon began the hospital's journey to become the modern facility it is today.[2]

Developments[edit]

The entrance to the modern General Hospital

A more recent multi-million euro development of the hospital produced a new, modern building, now with 8 wards and 243 beds.[3] Naas General Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour accident and emergency services, day procedures, radiology, pathology and physical medicine, along with many other services and facilities. These services are provided by medical, surgical, nursing, paramedical and ancillary staff, for the people living in the catchment area of Kildare and West Wicklow.

Mission statement[edit]

"Together we will provide equitable and quality patient care, delivered safely by skilled and valued staff, through the best use of available resources".

Staff[edit]

The doctors' residence of the hospital also houses the Naas Mosque, attended by Muslim worshippers in the area. Most are Muslim doctors from the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and northern Africa; nurses and other hospital staff members.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naas General Hospital - Public Information". www.hse.ie. Archived from the original on 17 February 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "HISTORY OF NAAS GENERAL HOSPITAL". naashospital.ie. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Welcome to Naas General Hospital". naashospital.ie. Retrieved 9 November 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°12′41″N 6°39′42″W / 53.2115°N 6.6616°W / 53.2115; -6.6616