Samiksha Jaiswal

Mid Western Regional Hospital, Ennis

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Hospital type  Regional
Phone  +353 65 682 4464
Care system  Health Service Executive
Emergency department  Daytime only
Number of beds  102
Location  Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
Address  Gort Rd, Lifford, Ennis, Co. Clare, V95 HN29, Ireland

The Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Ennis (also known as Ennis General Hospital) is a public hospital located in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland. It is managed by the Irish Government's Health Service Executive and provides acute-care hospital services, including an 8am-8pm emergency department, for the population of County Clare. In 2008, the hospital served 12,295 out-patients, and 5,067 in-patients, with an average stay of 5.8 nights. 94.4% of admissions were made via the accident and emergency department or 4,736 patients. In 2007, 19,252 patients presented to the emergency department. The hospital saw 2,075 day cases in the same year.

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Services

The hospital provides 102 beds, of which 96 are in-patient acute beds, while 6 are reserved for acute day cases. In-patient services include general medicine, general surgery, accident and emergency, geriatrics, otorhinolaryngology, urology, vascular surgery, gynaecology, anaesthesia, radiology.

A 2009 report by the Health Information and Quality Authority deemed acute services at the hospital to be unsafe.

Hygiene

Independent audits rated hygiene levels as 68% satisfactory in 2005, rising to 89% in 2006. Hospital-acquired infection affected 5.6% of patients in 2007, with a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection rate of 0.09 per 1,000 bed days in 2007.

References

Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Ennis Wikipedia


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