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Merlin Park University Hospital

Galway University Hospitals, comprising of University Hospital Galway (UHG) and Merlin Park University Hospital (MPUH), provide a comprehensive range of services to emergency and elective patients on an inpatient, outpatient and day care basis across the two sites.

GUH play a leadership role in acute service delivery providing regional services for a wide range of specialities and is also a designated supra regional centre for cancer and cardiac services serving a catchment area in the region of one million people along the West from Donegal to Tipperary North.

Merlin Park University Hospital is a Model 2 hospital.

GUH is recognised for Higher Medical Training in all specialities.

Main Phone Number: +353 (0)91 544544
Waiting List Call Centre: +353 (0)91 893300

Merlin Campus Environmental Appreciation Day

Merlin Campus Environmental Appreciation Day

Merlin Campus Environmental Appreciation Day was held in Merlin Park University Hospital on Monday 24th  April with representatives attending from Saolta University Health Care Group and Community Health Organisation CHO2, Galway, Mayo and Roscommon together with others located on site, for example the Irish Wheelchair Association.

University Hospital Galway lights up for Christmas

University Hospital Galway lights up for Christmas

Irish writer, actor, playwright and broadcaster Joe Steve Ó Neachtain also well known for his portrayal of Peadar Ó Conghaile in the long-running soap Ros na Rún officially switched on the Christmas lights at University Hospital Galway last Sunday, 11 December.

The Conquerors kicked of the afternoon’s festivities and the boys and girls from Scoil Cathríona Renmore performed Christmas Carols.

“Teddies for Loving Care” donation to Galway University Hospitals

“Teddies for Loving Care” donation to Galway University Hospitals

Representatives of Lodge 14 Galway, Lodge 948 Athenry, members of the Freemasons of Ireland donating teddies to the Emergency Department at Galway University Hospitals for staff to give to children who are anxious about being in hospital from left: Basil Fenton, Lodge 14 Galway, James Houghton, Provincial Deputy Grand Master South Connaught and Trevor McCamley, Worshipful Master, Lodge 948 Athenry with Tracy Torpey, Clinical Nurse Manager 1, Paediatric Emergency Department, Galway University

The Children’s Remembrance Day Committee launch their annual ‘sponsor a Christmas Tree Light’ at University Hospital Galway

The Children’s Remembrance Day Committee launch their annual ‘sponsor a Christmas Tree Light’ at University Hospital Galway

The Children’s Remembrance Day Committee at University Hospital Galway (UHG) launched their annual ‘sponsor a Christmas tree light’ on Thursday, 17 November, in the staff canteen, UHG. 

Merlin Park University Hospital wins Galway City Tidy Towns and Garden award

Merlin Park University Hospital wins Galway City Tidy Towns and Garden award

Merlin Park University Hospital was presented with an award by Cllr Noel Larkin, Mayor of Galway City  at the annual Galway City Tidy Towns and Garden Competition at an awards ceremony held recently in the Connacht Hotel under the category Public and Commercial Buildings/Civic Buildings for their recognition of people and businesses who work to improve their environment, foster civic pride and make Galway city a better place to live in, to work in and to visit.


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.

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 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.



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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Unit 7 MPUH Merlin Park University Hospital (091) 775574
Unit 8 MPUH Merlin Park University Hospital (091) 775237


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