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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 appoints a Bereavement Support Midwife

Portiuncula University Hospital is delighted to announce the appointment of Emma McArt as a Bereavement Support Midwife for the hospital. Emma has extensive clinical expertise and has experience of counselling with regard to non-complex bereavement issues.

Irish Cancer Society launches Cancer Information Point at PUH

The new Cancer Information Point was officially launched at Portiuncula University Hospital by the Irish Cancer Society and is now open and accessible to the public.The Information Point, located in the front foyer of the hospital, provides cancer information to hospital patients and out-patients as well as visitors and the general public.

External Independent Review of Maternity Services at Portiuncula University Hospital Published

External Independent Review of Maternity Services at Portiuncula University Hospital Published

The Saolta University Health Care Group has today, May 3rd 2018 published the report of the External Independent Clinical Review of Maternity Services at Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH).

Statement from Galway University Hospitals and Portiuncula University Hospital relating to the Status Red weather warning.

Statement from Galway University Hospitals and Portiuncula University Hospital relating to the Status Red weather warning.

Following the upgrade of the weather warning last night by Met Eireann to Status Red for the entire country today (Thursday March 1st), Galway University Hospitals (University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital) and Portiuncula University Hospital have cancelled routine electives and outpatient appointments today and tomorrow (Friday 2nd).

Bernie wins Unsung Hero Award at the Staff Recognition Awards

Bernie wins Unsung Hero Award at the Staff Recognition Awards

The 3rd Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Recognition Awards took place recently in the Ardilaun Hotel Galway and Portiuncula University Hospital’s Bernie McGuire received the Unsung Hero award across the six hospitals in the Group.

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The Saolta University Health Care Group provides acute and specialist hospital services to the West and North West of Ireland – counties Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal and adjoining counties.

The Group's Academic Partner is NUI Galway.
 

Vision
Our vision is to be a leading academic Hospital Group providing excellent integrated patient-centred care delivered by skilled caring staff.

Saolta Guiding Principles

Care - Compassion - Trust - Learning

Our guiding principles are to work in partnership with patients and other healthcare providers across the continuum of care to:

  • Deliver high quality, safe, timely and equitable patient care by developing and ensuring sustainable clinical services to meet the needs of our population.
  • Deliver integrated services across the Saolta Group Hospitals, with clear lines of responsibility, accountability and authority, whilst maintaining individual hospital site integrity.
  • Continue to develop and improve our clinical services supported by education, research and innovation, in partnership with NUI Galway and other academic partners.
  • Recruit, retain and develop highly-skilled multidisciplinary teams through support, engagement and empowerment.
Saolta Strategy 2019-2023

We have developed a five year strategy which outlines the vision and framework for the Group’s strategic development from 2019 to 2023.

We are committed to ensuring that our patients are at the centre of all service design, development and delivery. Over the five years of the strategy we will further develop our services, both clinical and organisational based around seven key themes: Quality and Patient Safety; Patient Access; Governance and Integration; Skilled Caring Staff; Education Research and Innovation; eHealth and Infrastructure. These will be our key areas of focus to enable us to meet the future needs of our patients.

We have identified 20 priority projects across the Group which are aligned with Sláintecare’s goals. They include a number of clinical and organisational projects which are focused on further improving services for our patients and staff. We will continue to work very closely with our colleagues in the community both Community Healthcare West and Community Health Organisation 1 in the North West to deliver more streamlined care to our patients in line with the national focus of bringing services closer to patients.

A key theme within this strategy and its successful implementation is the development of Managed Clinical and Academic Networks. While the tertiary referral centre for the Group is University Hospital Galway, it is essential that all our hospitals work more closely together in delivering services to address the challenges facing us across our region. These networks will ensure that specialities in individual hospitals will no longer work in isolation but as a networked team which will improve clinical quality and patient safety. It will also support collective learning/sharing of expertise and will be supported by education, training, research and audit programmes. It will result in safer, standardised and more sustainable services for our patients and improved recruitment and retention of staff.

To read the full strategy, click here.

 

Photo Title Hospital Location Telephone
Pastoral Care Portiuncula University Hospital 090 9648275
Patient Services Portiuncula University Hospital 090 9648386
Phlebotomy Portiuncula University Hospital 090 9624615
Physiotherapy Portiuncula University Hospital 090 9648279
Radiology Department Portiuncula University Hospital 090 9625108
Respiratory Department Portiuncula University Hospital 090 9625106
Social Work Portiuncula University Hospital 090 9648306
Special Care Baby Unit Portiuncula University Hospital 090 9648283
St Clares Ward Portiuncula University Hospital 090 9648227
St Francis Ward Portiuncula University Hospital 090 9648396

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