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Mayo University Hospital

MUH Committed To Excellence

We aim to achieve excellence through securing meaningful patient engagement from the bed side to the management table; driven by engaged staff from all disciplines and grades, who are empowered by a commitment of support from senior management, for continuous quality improvement.

MUH is a 300 beds Model 3 Acute hospital with 5 directorates. For more information, see the "Introduction" tab below.

Main Phone Number: +353 (0)94 9021733

MUH Application of Framework for Improving Quality

MUH is committed to delivering high quality patient centred services. Click Here to find out how we are achieving this through the application of the HSE’s Framework for Improving Quality.

 

Maternity Department 

As a maternity department, we aim to empower each woman to have a positive labour and birth experience and to enable each woman to have the support of a nominated support partner of their choice throughout the process of labour and birth. Click here for more information about preparing to have a baby in MUH, antenatal classes schedule and useful resources. 

The Medical Directorate

The Medical Directorate incorporates Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Gerontology, Acute medical and non invasive Cardiology. This directorate has more than 9000 inpatient discharges a year. MUH has a busy Emergency department with >37,000 attendances per annum with an admission conversion range of 26% - 31%. We have 6 day Renal Dialysis unit (watch short video), Stroke Unit (watch short video) and Oncology Day unit that compounds all its own chemotherapy locally. Its Coronary Care Unit is part of the joint ICU/ CCU. MUH has an Endoscopy unit with medical / surgical endoscopy 5 days a week.There is also a weekly visiting service for Dermatology, Haematology, Oncology and Nephrology.

The Peri-Operative Directorate

The Peri-Operative directorate incorporates Anaesthetics, General surgery and Orthopaedics, seeing approximately 1,250 elective and 2,500 non elective per year. We have a visiting service in outpatient for ENT and Urology. We have a 4 room operating theatres and minor procedures room in the DSU. It also incorporates the Intensive Care Unit and Anaesthetic department with outreach for critical care.

The Women’s Health and Children's Directorate

The Women’s Health and Children's Directorate incorporates an obstetric department with < 1700 births a year and a paediatric and special care baby unit. We have just recently set up a Paediatric Decision Unit to fast track children out of the ED and direct assessment by appropriate senior decision maker. Please Click Here to watch a short video about the MUH Paediatric Department.

The Radiology Directorate

The Radiology Directorate is leading the way nationally with integration with primary care (2018 National Health Care Awards Finalist and Overal Winner - Primary Care Centre Integration) and social care regarding direct access and service delivery in plain radiology and Ultrasound in Primary care centres. Please Click Here to watch a short video about the MUH Radiology Department.

The Laboratory Directorate

The Laboratory Directorate is a very strong department with a significant history of accreditation in all modalities.

Support Services

These directorates are well supported with clinical and non clinical departments including Health and Social Care professionals, Quality & Safety department and non clinical including Medical Records, HR, Maintenance and Finance. We work very closely with outside contractors in the supply of our Catering and Cleaning requirements.

MUH Application of Framework for Improving Quality

MUH is committed to delivering high quality patient centred services. Click Here to find out how we are achieving this through the application of the HSE’s Framework for Improving Quality. 

Please Click Here to learn more about the HSE's Framework for Improving Quality in our Health Service.

Promoting Patient Engagement

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As a patient, staff or member of the public we hope you will find this website a useful means of engagement with your Hospital.

We welcome and encourage feedback, suggestions or opportunities from you on the service we provide.

Please submit your feedback to the following email address yoursay@hse.ie which will be redirected back to Mayo University Hospital.

Please Click Here to learn more about our Patient Engagement Forum

Complaints Officer

Please Click Here to contact our Complaints Officer

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We also welcome and encourage feedback, suggestions or opportunities from our staff. Staff may email their feedback to MUHStaff.FeedBack@hse.ie

Please click here to learn more about our Staff Engagement Forum

Current Vacancies at MUH

If you are interested in joining our well established teams please Click Here for further information

Access To Your Health Records

Health Records - A Guide For Patients (PDF file format)

 

Photo Title Hospital Location Telephone
A Ward Mayo University Hospital 094 9042401
Acute Medical Assessment Unit (A.M.A.U) Mayo University Hospital 094 9042642 / 094 9042640
B Ward Mayo University Hospital 094 9042407
C Ward Mayo University Hospital 094 9042524
Cystic Fibrosis Mayo University Hospital 094 9042388
D Ward Mayo University Hospital 094 9042668
Day Services Unit Mayo University Hospital 094 9042644 / 094 9042645
Delivery Suite Mayo University Hospital 094 9042359 / 094 9042360
Elderly Medicine & Stroke Unit Mayo University Hospital 094 9042695 / 094 9042696
Emergency Department Mayo University Hospital 094 9042379

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Car Parking Charges

  • There is a fixed charge of €2 for the first 3 hours
  • Every additional hour is charged at €1 per hour
  • The maximum daily charge is €5
  • Weekly tickets may be purchased in the hospital foyer. These cost €15.

The ticket machines only accept cash or coins, with change given. Cards are not currently accepted at the ticket machines.

Mayo University Hospital Map

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Twins antenatal class in Mayo University Hospital

The Maternity Unit in Mayo University Hospital (MUH) has developed a special antenatal programme for expectant parents of twins to help prepare them for the unique journey ahead.

There are currently 12 families expecting twins using the maternity service in MUH. The antenatal education team are keen to inform and empower these parents by providing both practical support and clinical advice.

Information Event for Volunteers at Mayo University Hospital

Mayo University Hospital (MUH) is hosting an information event for patients and members of the public who are interested in volunteering at hospital.

The event will take place on Wednesday 20 July at 7pm in the Lecture Hall in MUH.

Mayo University Hospital under increasing pressure due to COVID-19 outbreaks and high Emergency Department attendances

Mayo University Hospital is dealing with a significant increase in COVID-19 positive patients, while also seeing very high numbers of attendances through the Emergency Department.

In addition to the ED pressures, the hospital is treating over 40 patients with COVID-19 and the high community transmission rate in the region is having an impact on staffing levels. 

Major enhancement of biochemistry laboratory equipment in Mayo University Hospital leads to faster turnaround times for test results

A major enhancement of biochemistry laboratory equipment in Mayo University Hospital has significantly cut turnaround times for test results. 

Mayo University Hospital and Children’s Health Ireland pilot a ‘Paediatric Smart Pump’

Mayo University Hospital (MUH) has worked with Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) to introduce use of the CHI paediatric smart pump system to the hospital. A smart pump is an infusion device which uses specific software and a drug library to deliver carefully controlled amounts of medication to a patient through a drip. This system for medication delivery is designed to reduce errors and standardise how medications are prepared and delivered.

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Mayo University Hospital is now recruiting future registered nurses (RN) who are keen to work in new and developing of care. We are welcoming applications from final year General Nursing students who are expected to graduate in September/October 2022. We have opportunities in all clinical areas including two new pathways.

Our pathway RNs commit to two years of six month rotation in a very supportive environment combined with postgraduate study:

  • Critical Care Pathway: Theatre, ICU (Critical Care) and Emergency Department combined with a Postgraduate Diploma
  • Medical Pathway: Acute Stroke, CCU and Respiratory medicine combined with a Postgraduate Diploma

Click here for full details of the campaign: