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Portiuncula University Hospital

Portiuncula University Hospital is a Model 3 hospital providing 24/7 acute surgery, acute medicine and critical care along with Emergency Department and maternity services to adults and children in the catchment areas of East Galway, Westmeath, North Tipperary, Roscommon and Offaly. The hospital has natural referral pathways to the Midlands, particularly in respect of patients that are referred in via the Emergency Department and discharged back for appropriate care i.e. orthopaedics, elderly care services etc. In addition, the hospital’s paediatric service has linkages with Crumlin Children’s Hospital for shared care arrangement in relation to oncology.

Portiuncula has academic links with the University of Limerick post-graduate training, Medical Training Schemes for Interns, SHO’s and Registrars and an Overseas Medical Student Programme. In January 2013 a new medical academy opened on site in conjunction with NUI Galway.

Main Phone Number: (090) 964 8200

Portiuncula University Hospital awarded Radiology Department of the year

Portiuncula University Hospital awarded Radiology Department of the year

We are pleased to announce that the Radiology Department at Portiuncula University Hospital Ballinasloe has been awarded the 2016 MEDRAY Radiology Department of the year award. The award was presented at The Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy (IIRRT) annual conference which was held in Dublin on 08 October 2016.

Saolta staff mark National Breastfeeding Week

Saolta staff mark Breastfeeding week

Saolta staff from Portiuncula University Hospital and University Hospital Galway marking National Breastfeeding Week.

Radiology Department at Portiuncula University Hospital shortlisted for 2016 MEDRAY award - Public can support the Radiology Department by voting online before 14 September

Radiology Department at Portiuncula University Hospital shortlisted for 2016 MEDRAY award  - Public can support the Radiology Department by voting online before 14 September

The Radiology Department at Portiuncula University Hospital Ballinasloe has just been shortlisted for the 2016 MEDRAY Award. The Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy (IIRRT) once again have teamed up with MEDRAY Imaging Systems to the MEDRAY Award  to a Radiographer / Radiation Therapist / Radiology Department who deals with many difficult and challenging tasks while in practice.

Critical Care Outreach Team launched in Portiuncula University Hospital

Critical Care Outreach Team launched in Portiuncula University Hospital

A new specialist Outreach Team was launched in Portiuncula University Hospital recently. This is a nurse-led service staffed by ICU/CCU nurses who identify patients at risk of deterioration on the ward as well as patients with high early warning scores.

The Outreach Team provides advice and clinical support to the ward staff by liaising with the primary and anaesthetic teams as early as possible to respond and deliver the most appropriate management.

Nurse-Led Oncology Unit Portiuncula University Hospital

Nurse-Led Oncology Unit Portiuncula University Hospital

Portiuncula University Hospital has a long established Nurse-led Oncology Unit which is a satellite service of University Hospital Galway. The team there provide a multi-disciplinary approach to care and has a number of visiting Medical Oncologists including Dr. Silvie Blazkova and Prof Maccon Keane and the visiting Radiation Oncologist is Dr. Nazir Ibrahim.

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Saolta University Health Care Group (formally West/North West Hospitals Group) is one of six new hospital groups announced by the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly TD in May, 2013, as part of a re-organisation of public hospitals into more efficient and accountable hospital groups that will deliver improved outcomes for patients.

 
 
The Group's Academic Partner is NUI Galway.
 
By working in groups, hospital services will be provided by the hospitals in each group based on the evidence-based needs of their populations. Each group of hospitals will work together as single cohesive entities managed as one, to provide acute care for patients in their area, integrating with community and primary care. This will maximise the amount of care delivered locally, whilst ensuring complex care is safely provided in larger hospitals.
 
The objectives of the groups are to:
  • Achieve the highest standard of quality and uniformity in hospital care across the group;
  • Deliver cost effective hospital care in a timely and sustainable manner;
  • Encourage and support clinical and managerial leaders;
  • Ensure high standards of governance, both clinical and corporate and recruit and retain high quality nurses, NCHDs, consultants, allied health professionals and administrators in all our hospitals.
 
Saolta University Health Care Group has 1,770 beds and 7,620 staff and a budget of €600m.
 
OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Patients are at the heart of everything we do.  Our mission is to provide high quality and equitable services for all by delivering care based on excellence in clinical practice, teaching, and research, grounded in kindness, compassion and respect, whilst developing our staff and becoming a model employer.

 

OUR VISION STATEMENT

Our Vision is to build on excellent foundations already laid, further developing and integrating our Group, fulfilling our role as an exemplar, and becoming the first Trust in Ireland.

 

OUR GUIDING VALUES

Respect - We aim to be an organisation where privacy, dignity, and individual needs are respected, where staff are valued, supported and involved in decision–making, and where diversity is celebrated, recognising that working in a respectful environment will enable us to achieve more.

Compassion    We will treat all patients and family members with dignity, sensitivity and empathy.

Kindness  -  Whilst we develop our organisation as a business, we will remember it is a service, and treat our patients and each other with kindness and humanity.

Quality  -  We seek continuous quality improvement in all we do, through creativity, innovation, education and research.

Learning  -   We will nurture and encourage lifelong learning and continuous improvement, attracting, developing and retaining high quality staff, enabling them to fulfill their  potential.

Integrity  -  through our governance arrangements and or value system, we will ensure all of our services are transparent, trustworthy and reliable and delivered to the highest ethical standards, taking responsibility and accountability for our actions.

Teamworking  -  we will engage and empower our staff, sharing best practise and strengthening relationships with our partners and patients to achieve our Mission.

Communication  -  we aim to communicate with patients, the public, our staff and stakeholders, empowering them to actively participate in all aspects of the service, encouraging inclusiveness, openness and accountability.

 

These Values shape our strategy to create an organisational culture and ethos to deliver high quality and safe services for all we serve and that staff are rightly proud of.

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