A number important projects underway at Mayo General Hospital are nearing completion, the Board of the West / North West Hospitals Group heard on its first visit to the Castlebar Hospital on Tuesday.
Charlie Meehan, General Manager, Mayo General Hospital, said the projects will further enhance the services to patients.
The new services include:
A new Renal Dialysis Unit, a new clinical room for Speech and Language Therapy, extending the Endoscopy Department, an upgrade of the Emergency Department (which will include extending the waiting area, improvements to the entrance area and replacement x-ray facilities), upgrading A Ward and a new family room outside the ICU as part of the Hospice Friendly Hospital initiative.
“The progress we have made in reducing trolley waits has been recognised by the Special Delivery Unit and it is a credit to all the staff who are working hard to improve our patients’ journey into and through the hospital,” Mr Meehan commented.
Noel Daly, chairman of the Board of the Group, said: “Our visit to Mayo was very productive. As part of our briefing we were advised that Mayo General Hospital is very close to meeting the waiting list targets and that there has been a reduction of 83% in the length of time patients wait for admission from the Emergency Department since June, compared with the same time last year – both developments are to be commended.”
Pictured above: The Board of the West / North West Hospitals Group met at Mayo General Hospital on Tuesday 22 October. Standing from left: Phyllis MacNamara, non-Executive Director; Ray Mitchell, Asst National Director HSE; Dr Michael O’Neill, Clinical Director, MGH; Tony Canavan, Group Chief Operating Officer; Sharon Moohan, non-Executive Director; Gerry McManus, non-Executive Director; Catherine Donohoe, Director of Nursing and Midwifery, MGH; Fiona McHugh, Head of Corporate Development for the Group; Zubair Javeed, non-Executive Director; Dr Pat Nash, Group Clinical Director. Seated from left: Dr John Killeen, non-Executive Director; Maurice Power, Group Chief Financial Officer; Colette Cowan, Group Chief Director of Nursing and Midwifery; Noel Daly, Chair of the Board; Charlie Meehan, General Manager, MGH; Bill Maher, CEO of the Group; and Colam O’Neill, non-Executive Director. Photo Ken Wright Photography