You are here

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

Helen hangs up her apron after 44 years of service in the Catering Department at RUH

Helen hangs up her apron after 44 years of service in the Catering Department at RUH

After 44 years of service in the Catering Department at Roscommon University Hospital, Helen Hunt has finally hung up her apron.

Helen Hunt from Four Mile House, County Roscommon joined the Catering Department back in 1974 as a catering assistant, and it wasn’t before long she took up the position of chef where she demonstrated her excellent cookery skills, triumph in her dedication and commitment to her new role.  

Cheque presentation to Palliative Care Services, Roscommon University Hospital

Cheque presentation to Palliative Care Services, Roscommon University Hospital

The Murphy Family from Kiltoom, County Roscommon recently presented a cheque in memory of their late father Mr Gerry Murphy, RIP to Palliative Care Services, Roscommon University Hospital.  The donation of €1,500 was in recognition of the support and care Mr Murphy received during his time in Roscommon University Hospital.

Kiltoom Drama Group also made a donation of €2,000 in memory of the late Mr Gerry Murphy, who was a founding member of Kiltoom Drama Group.

Roscommon University Hospital statement relating to Status Red weather warning

 Roscommon University Hospital statement relating to 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), Roscommon University Hospital (RUH) is now cancelling all patient appointments and clinics today and tomorrow (Friday 2nd).

All appointments cancelled during the period will be rescheduled and patients will be advised of their new appointment by the hospital.

RUH is working closely with colleagues in the Community Health Organisations.

RUH Radiology Department need your vote for 2018 MEDRAY Award

RUH Radiology Department need your vote for 2018 MEDRAY Award

The Radiology Department at Roscommon University Hospital is seeking a nomination for the 2018 MEDRAY Award, and need your votes. 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.

Happy Heart Award for the Heart of the Hospital

Happy Heart Award for the Heart of the Hospital

The Catering department at Roscommon University Hospital were recently presented with the Silver Award at the Irish Heart Foundation’s Happy Heart Awards in recognition of the adoption of several healthy eating initiatives undertaken by the catering team in the Hospital restaurant. The aim of the awards program is to assist workplace restaurants to adopt healthier cooking practices and provide healthier food choices.

Pages

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

Click here to view