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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, care of the older person services and palliative care. RUH has a walk in Injury Unit, which is open from 8am until 8pm, seven days per week which treats 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, Non Consultant Hospital Doctors 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

Cheque presentation to Palliative Care Services, RUH

Cheque presentation to Palliative Care Services, RUH

Mr. Vincent Pierce on behalf of St. Dominic's GAA club, Knockcroghery today presented a cheque of €2,000 to Palliative Care Services, Roscommon University Hospital (RUH). The monies raised were from the Alan Gately Memorial Tournament from the club's annual Hurling and Camogie blitz.

RUH – Shortlisted at the Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Recognition Awards

RUH – Shortlisted at the Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Recognition Awards

The 3rd Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Recognition Awards took place recently in the Ardilaun Hotel Galway and Roscommon University Hospital was shortlisted for awards in two categories.

Over 145 projects or initiatives from services and departments across all of the hospitals in the Saolta Group were nominated in seven different categories. Winners were presented with their awards by Saolta Group CEO Maurice Power and Group Director of Nursing and Midwifery Jean Kelly.

RUH is looking for Patient Council volunteers

Roscommon University Hospital is looking for Patient Council volunteers

Roscommon University Hospital is currently looking for people to volunteer to be part of a patient  council. The aim of the patient council is to work closely with staff in RUH to improve the  experience patients have when using the services of the hospital.

Professor Mary McAleese Officially Opens new Family Room and Refurbished Mortuary Viewing Room in RUH

Professor Mary McAleese Officially Opens new Family Room and Refurbished Mortuary Viewing Room in RUH

Former President of Ireland, Professor Mary McAleese visited Roscommon University Hospital yesterday, Monday, 25 September to officially open the Design and Dignity Family Room and Refurbished Mortuary Viewing Room.

“Teddies for Loving Care” donation to Roscommon University Hospital

“Teddies for Loving Care” donation to Roscommon University Hospital

Franco Magliocco of Lodge 248 Roscommon and Nigel Foley-Fisher, Provincial Grand Master-South Connaught (Freemasons of Ireland) donating teddies to the Urgent Care Centre, Roscommon University Hospital for staff to give to children who are anxious about being in hospital.

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INJURIES UNIT

Opening Hours:    8.00am to 8.00pm daily, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Contact details:    (090) 6632212 or (090) 6632120

How to Refer:      Self-referral walk in service
                               GP / Westdoc referral

Charges:               Medical Card Holders – No Charge
                               Medical / GP referral letter - No Charge
                              
Review appointment – No Charge
                              
Non-medical card holders (without a GP referral letter) – Currently €100
                              
Non-EU short term visitors – Currently €200

After 8.00pm or for injuries outside the remit of the Injury Unit please contact your local GP or go to your nearest Emergency Department.

The Injuries Unit treats √

The Injuries Unit does not treat  x

  • Suspected broken bones in legs from knees to toes
  • Suspected broken bones in arms from collar bone to finger tips
  • All sprains and strains
  • Facial injuries (including oral 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 chest injuries
  • Minor Head injuries (fully conscious patients, who did not experience loss of consciousness or vomit after the head injury)
  • Road Traffic Accident – delayed presentations only
  • Change of Indwelling Urinary Catheter (Adults only)
  • Peg tubes re-insertion (Adults only)
  • Dislocated shoulders (Adults only)
  • Any child younger than 5 years of age
  • Any child aged 5 years or older with a non-traumatic limp or non-use of a limb
  • Conditions due to “Medical Illness” fever, seizures, headache respiratory symptoms
  • Injuries following a fall from a height or a road traffic accident
  • Serious head injuries
  • Chest pain
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gynaecological problems
  • Serious neck/back pain
  • Pregnancy related conditions
  • Pelvis or hip fractures

 

Roscommon Injury Unit Leaflet

In an emergency please go to your nearest Emergency Department or call an ambulance on 999 or 112.

 

MEDICAL ASSESSMENT UNIT

Opening Hours:               9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday (Closed on Bank Holidays)

Contact details:               (090) 6632212 or (090) 6632211

How to Refer:                  GP referral only.

                                           GP should telephone the Roscommon University Hospital Switchboard on 090 6626200 between the hours of 9am to 5pm.
                                           Switchboard will then transfer the GP to the mobile phone of the On Call Physician. The On Call Physician will discuss the
                                           case with the GP and decide whether the patient can be accepted for assessment / admission. Once the patient is accepted
                                           by the On Call Physician, the GP completes a detailed letter to accompany the patient. GPs are requested to inform the unit
                                           of a patient who has diarrhoea and or vomiting or any other condition which is transmissible.

Charges:                           None                   

What we treat:                 Medical Assessment Unit Information Leaflet

 

MEDICAL SERVICES

Consultants:      Dr. Gerard O’Mara, Consultant Geriatrician
                            Dr. Khalil Amir, Consultant Geriatrician
                            Dr. Ion V. Ignea, Consultant Physician with an interest in Cardiology
                            Dr. Esther O’Sullivan, Consultant Endocrinologist

How to Refer:   Referrals by Healthlinks or by Post to the Central Referrals Office, Roscommon University Hospital.

Service Information:

  • 63 inpatient beds 24/7 supported by three Consultants in General Medical and Geriatrics and a range of Health and Social Care Professionals.
    Medical services are also supported by a range of Clinical Nurse Specialists and Advanced Nurse Practitioners, with specialisms in Respiratory,
    Stroke, Diabetes, Care of the Older Person, Palliative Care, Acute Medicine and Haemovigilance.
  • 5 bed Medical Day Services 5/ 5 and Rapid Access Clinics.
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Department led by Clinical Nurse Specialists (Consultant Referral only)
  • Outpatients services including general medicine, falls assessment, sleep studies, memory and warfarin clinics.
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology Service, supported by an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Diabetes and Podiatrist.

 

SURGICAL SERVICES

Specialty

Surgeons

How to Refer

Ear, Nose, Throat

Mr. Peter Gormley

  1. Healthlinks to Roscommon University Hospital
  2. By Post to the Central Referrals Office, Roscommon University Hospital.

Endoscopy (Colonoscopy
& OGD)

Mr. Mohammed Eldin

Mr. Liam McMullin

 

  1. Healthlinks to Roscommon University Hospital
  2. By Post to the Central Referrals Office, Roscommon University Hospital.
  3. Direct Access: Patients who are deemed suitable for direct access to the service (i.e. no outpatient appointment with Consultant required) can be referred using a Direct Access Endoscopy Referral Form. This form should be posted or faxed (secure line – 090 6625137) to the Central Referrals Office, Roscommon University Hospital.

General Surgery

Mr. Mohammed Eldin

Mr. Liam McMullin

  1. Healthlinks to Roscommon University Hospital
  2. By Post to the Central Referrals Office, Roscommon University Hospital.

Oral & Maxillofacial

Mr. Tom Barry

  1. Healthlinks to Galway University Hospital
  2. By Post to the Central Referrals Office, Galway University Hospital

         Please note – no direct referral to Roscommon for this
          service.

Orthopaedics

 

Mr. Michael O’Sullivan

 

  1. Healthlinks to Roscommon University Hospital
  2. By Post to the Central Referrals Office, Roscommon University Hospital.
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Ms. Deirdre Jones

  1. Healthlinks to Roscommon University Hospital
  2. By Post to the Central Referrals Office, Roscommon University Hospital.
  3.  “Pigmented Lesions” can be referred using a specific Healthlinks form.
Urology

Mr. Nadeem Nusrat

Mr. Syed Jaffry

  1. Healthlinks to Roscommon University Hospital
  2. By Post to the Central Referrals Office, Roscommon University Hospital.

          Please note that the Rapid Access Haematuria under Mr.
          Eamonn Rogers is by Consultant Referral only.

Vascular

Professor Stewart Walsh

  1. Healthlinks to Roscommon University Hospital
  2. By Post to the Central Referrals Office, Roscommon University Hospital.

Other Service Information

  • 17 inpatient and 15 day case surgical beds (5/5) and 2 operating theatres.
  • 9 bed Ambulatory Care and Diagnostics Department (5/5)
  • Outpatient Department (5/5)
  • Fully elective day case, inpatient surgery and ambulatory care, supported by a range of CNS and ANPs including Pre-Op assessment, Plastics,
    GI & Stoma, Vascular andColorectal
  • 8 bed Endoscopy Unit is a designated Bowelscreen facility through the National Screening Service.

CARDIAC INVESTIGATIONS

Opening Hours:                Monday & Tuesday 9am-5pm, Wednesday to Friday 9am -3pm (closed bank holidays)

Contact Details:                Direct Line 090 6632281 (If unanswered leave message on answering machine)

How to Refer:

Service / Test

How to Refer

24 hour Blood Pressure and Holter monitoring and analysis

 

  1. Healthlinks to Roscommon University Hospital
  2. By Post to the Cardiac Investigations Dept, Roscommon University Hospital.

Echocardiography

 

  1. Healthlinks to Roscommon University Hospital
  2. By Post to the Cardiac Investigations Dept, Roscommon University Hospital.

Exercise Stress Testing

  1. Healthlinks to Roscommon University Hospital
  2. By Post to the Cardiac Investigations Dept, Roscommon University Hospital.

Please note that requests for Exercise Stress tests must be reviewed and accepted by a Roscommon University Hospital Consultant.

Peripheral Vascular Scanning – Veins, Arteries and Carotid

  1. Healthlinks to Roscommon University Hospital
  2. By Post to the Radiology Dept, Roscommon University Hospital.

 

 

 

We Treat

We Do Not Treat x

  • Assessment of BP and heart rate control, analysis of cardiac rhythm
  • Provide limited echo of heart function and valvular function. This is not reviewed by a Cardiologist
  • Exercise stress test for diagnosis of ischaemic heart disease symptoms may include SOB, non acute chest symptoms, positive family history, significant risk factors for heart disease, dizziness/palpitations
  • Vascular Scanning of varicose veins, arterial disease and carotid artery assessment

 

  • Patients under 16 years of age
  • Acute chest pain

 

RADIOLOGY

Consultants:                    Dr. James McGarry, Consultant Radiologist
                                           Dr. Rene Kruijt, Consultant Radiologist

Contact Details:              Direct Line 090 6632213 / 0906632261 (If unanswered leave message on answering machine)

Services & How to Refer:

Service

How to Refer

Other Information

General X-Ray

  1. Via Injuries Unit
  2. Via Walk In Service by GP referral
  3. Via Healthlinks to Roscommon University Hospital
  4. By Post using the Diagnostic Imaging Referral Form to Radiology Dept. , Roscommon University Hospital

 

GP Walk In Service from 10am to 12pm, and from 2pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday (closed on bank holidays)

See important additional information regarding appropriate referrals for xrays. Download Leaflet Here

Computerised Tomography (CT)

  1. By Healthlinks to Roscommon University Hospital
  2. By Post using the Diagnostic Imaging Referral Form to Radiology Dept. , Roscommon University Hospital

Non-contrast Brain & Sinuses referrals only

Ultrasound

  1. By Healthlinks to Roscommon University Hospital
  2. By Post using the Diagnostic Imaging Referral Form to Radiology Dept. , Roscommon University Hospital

 

Interventional

          Inpatient access only

 

 

iRefer Guidelines can be accessed here. https://www.irefer.org.uk/

Note: The iRefer guidelines are a web based facility for selecting appropriate radiological exams produced by the Royal College of Radiologists in the
United Kingdom. The National Radiation Safety Committee (NRSC), the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Faculty of Radiologists have endorsed
iRefer as a tool for referrers in Ireland.

 

LABORATORY

The Pathology Service in Roscommon University Hospital (RUH) is part of the Laboratory Directorate of the Saolta University Healthcare Group
The pathology department provides a routine and emergency diagnostic service in Blood Sciences and Transfusion. Results can be accessed by GPs through
Healthlinks. All samples for Immunology, Histology and Microbiology, and Biochemistry and Haematology tests not available in the Pathology Laboratory at
Roscommon are referred to the Laboratory Medicine Department at Galway University Hospital (GUH).

More details can be found at

 

Contact Laboratory Office (all enquiries):      090 663 2258 or 090 663 2176

Opening Hours:                                                 Routine Service for GPs Mon. to Fri. 9:00am to 8.00pm

 

ENDOSCOPY

Specialty

Surgeons

How to Refer                                                                                  

Endoscopy (Colonoscopy & OGD)

Mr. Mohammed Eldin

Mr. Liam McMullin

 

  1. Healthlinks to Roscommon University Hospital
  2. By Post to the Central Referrals Office, Roscommon University Hospital.
  3. Direct Access: Patients who are deemed suitable for direct access to the service (i.e. no outpatient appointment with Consultant required) can be referred using a Direct Access Endoscopy Referral Form. This form should be posted or faxed (secure line – 090 6625137) to the Central Referrals Office, Roscommon University Hospital. The Referral Form can be downloaded here.

 

 

The 8 bedded Endoscopy Unit is a state of the art facility which opened in July 2016. The Unit facilitates a GP Direct Access Service and referrals through the
Surgical Outpatient Service. The Unit is also a designated Bowelscreen facility through the National Screening Service. Endoscopy procedures are carried out
by General Surgeons, a Specialist Endoscopist and an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Colorectal). The Unit is a JAG accredited facility which means that it
adheres to the highest quality standards for Endoscopy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Parking is available in designated car parks on the hospital campus and is free of charge. There are spaces allocated for patients
with restricted mobility. Overflow parking is available in the public car parking area outside Dr Hyde Park (GAA Grounds) adjacent
to the hospital. This public car parking area is also free of charge. If you or your passengers have restricted mobility and require
assistance, please contact the hospital switchboard on 090 662 6200.

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Roscommon County Hospital, Athlone Road, Roscommon, Ireland

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