The grouping of hospitals was announced by the Irish Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly TD in May 2013, as part of a restructure of Irish public hospitals and a goal of delivering better patient care. The Group was given responsibility for the following hospitals:
Other northern and eastern counties
- Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda
- Louth County Hospital
- Cavan General Hospital
- Monaghan Hospital
In July 2018, RCSI Hospitals announced a 12-year low in overcrowding.
The Group is headed by a Chief Executive, who is accountable to the National Director for Acute Services in the Health Service Executive, and is responsibility for delivering inpatient care, emergency care, maternity services, outpatient care and diagnostic services at its designated hospitals. The Group's academic partner is the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
- "Minister Announces Hospital Groups and Publishes The Framework for Smaller Hospitals". Department of Health. Department of Health (Ireland). 15 May 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
- "Six hospital groups 'most fundamental reform in decades'". Irish Medical Times. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
- "Taoiseach says RCSI Hospitals see 12-year low in overcrowding". RTE. 16 July 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
- Madden, Deirdre (2014). Medical Law in Ireland. Kluwer Law International. ISBN 978-9041153333.