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Roscommon University Hospital

Roscommon University Hospital is a Model 2 hospital providing the majority of hospital activity including extended day surgery, selected acute medicine, local injuries, a large range of diagnostic services (including endoscopy, laboratory medicine, point of care testing and radiology) specialist rehabilitation medicine and palliative care. RH has a walk in Urgent Care Centre which is open from 8am until 8pm, seven days per week to treat minor injuries for adults and children over the age of 5. The hospital also has a Medical Assessment Unit for GP referrals which is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and is staffed by a Consultant Physician, NCHDs and Nursing staff with access to other health care staff and diagnostic services.

Main Phone Number: (090) 662 6200

Injury Unit: 090 663 2212 or 090 663 2120

Saolta University Health Care Group holds first public Board meeting in Roscommon

Saolta University Health Care Group holds first public Board meeting in Roscommon

The first public meeting of the recently appointed Board of the Saolta University Health Care Group took place on 13th June 2018 in Roscommon.

RUH Sun Awareness Day in association with Roscommon GAA

The Department of Plastic Surgery, Roscommon University Hospital held a Safe Sun and Awareness Health Promotion Event in association with Roscommon GAA in Dr. Hyde Park recently as part of an Open Day for Roscommon GAA Supporters. During the campaign, staff from the Department of Plastic Surgery provided high quality, evidence-based information on preventative measures, safe sun practices and timely recognition of skin cancers.

Visiting restrictions lifted at Roscommon University Hospital

Visiting restrictions lifted at Roscommon University Hospital

Visiting restrictions on St. Coman’s Medical Ward at Roscommon University Hospital have now been lifted. However, it still remains very important that any visitors with recent symptoms of diarrhoea and/or vomiting do not visit patients in the hospital. 

We would remind visitors to adhere to the set visiting times of 2-4pm and 6.30 to 8pm and to use the alcohol hand gels supplied as they enter and leave the hospital.

Visiting restrictions in place at Roscommon University Hospital

Visiting restrictions in place at Roscommon University Hospital

Roscommon University Hospital is asking people to comply with visitor restrictions on St Coman's Medical Ward. This is due to a number of suspected cases of the vomiting bug (Norovirus). In order to assist staff in curtailing the spread of this virus, it is imperative that there is no visiting to St Coman's ward at this time.

Roscommon University Hospital Employee Excellence Awards

Roscommon University Hospital Employee Excellence Awards

Roscommon University Hospital recently held their first ever Employee Excellence Awards. The purpose of these awards which was officially launched on 07 February by Saolta Group CEO, Maurice Power, is to acknowledge the contribution of hospital staff in the delivery of a high quality patient-centred health service. Employees are nominated by co-workers or by service users (patients or relatives).

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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.

 

Roscommon Injury Unit is open from 8am to 8pm, 365 days per year and is located within the Urgent Care Centre at Roscommon University Hospital.  Our experienced team are able to see, diagnose and treat a wide range of injuries for both adults and children over five years old. You don’t need an appointment or a GP referral. The average turnaround time for seeing and treating patients in the Injury Unit is less than 60 minutes. 

The staff at Roscommon Injury Unit will refer you to different specialist teams if needed and can book follow-up appointments for you. 

The Injury Unit will not treat medical conditions, pregnancy-related or gynaecological problems, injuries to the chest, abdomen or pelvisand serious head and spine injuries. If you are not sure if you should attend the Injury Unit, please phone us on 090 663 2212 or 090 663 2120.

Injury Unit Fees
Medical card patients: No Charge 
Medical/GP referral: No Charge 
Non-medical card holders: Currently €100

Roscommon Injury Unit Leaflet

Conditions Treated/Not Treated at Roscommon Injury Unit

Conditions Treated    √ YES
ADULT PATIENTS

√  Suspected broken bones to legs, from knees to toes
√  Suspected broken bones to arms, from collar bone (clavicle) to finger tips
√  All sprains and strains
√  Minor facial injuries (including oral, dental and nasal injuries)
√  Minor scalds and burns
√  Wounds, bites, cuts, grazes and scalp lacerations
√  Small abscesses and boils
√  Splinters and fish hooks
√  Foreign bodies in eyes/ears/nose
√  Minor head injury (fully conscious patients, who did not experience loss of consciousness or have more than one episode of vomiting after the head injury)

Conditions Not Treated    X NO
ADULT PATIENTS

X  Conditions due to medical illness, for example, fever, seizures,headache
X  Suspected serious injury or inability to walk following a fall from a height or a motor vehicle collision. Patients with neck pain or back pain that started on the day of injury should attend an ED rather than an Injury Unit
X  Injury causing chest pain, abdominal pain or shortness of breath
X  Serious head injury
X  Chest pain
X  Respiratory conditions
X  Abdominal pain
X  Gynaecological problems
X  Neck pain or back pain
X  Pregnancy related conditions
X  Pelvis or hip fractures
X  Injuries due to self-harm

Conditions Treated/Not Treated
CHILDREN aged 5 and older

√  Suspected broken bones to legs, from knees to toes
√  Suspected broken bones to arms, from collar bone to finger tips
√  Any sprain or strain
√  Minor facial injuries (including oral, dental and nasal injuries)
√  Minor scalds and burns
√  Wounds, bites, cuts, grazes and scalp lacerations
√  Splinters and fish hooks
√  Foreign bodies in eyes/ears/nose
√  Minor head injury (fully conscious children, who did not experience loss of consciousness or vomit after the head injury)

X  Any child younger than five years
X  Any child of any age with a medical illness, for example, fever, seizures, respiratory symptoms
X  Non-traumatic limp or non-use of a limb
X  Injuries following a fall from a height or a motor vehicle collision
X  Serious head injuries
X  Abdominal pain
X  Gynaecological problems
X  Injuries due to self-harm
X  Neck pain or back pain

Roscommon University Hospital Map

Roscommon County Hospital, Athlone Road, Roscommon, Ireland

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