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Hospitals at Saolta University Health Care Group

The Medical Directorate

The Medical Directorate incorporates Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Gerontology, Acute medical and non invasive Cardiology. This directorate has more than 9000 inpatient discharges a year. MUH has a busy Emergency department with >37,000 attendances per annum with an admission conversion range of 26% - 31%. We have 6 day Renal Dialysis unit (watch short video), Stroke Unit (watch short video) and Oncology Day unit that compounds all its own chemotherapy locally. Its Coronary Care Unit is part of the joint ICU/ CCU. MUH has an Endoscopy unit with medical / surgical endoscopy 5 days a week.There is also a weekly visiting service for Dermatology, Haematology, Oncology and Nephrology.

The Peri-Operative Directorate

The Peri-Operative directorate incorporates Anaesthetics, General surgery and Orthopaedics, seeing approximately 1,250 elective and 2,500 non elective per year. We have a visiting service in outpatient for ENT and Urology. We have a 4 room operating theatres and minor procedures room in the DSU. It also incorporates the Intensive Care Unit and Anaesthetic department with outreach for critical care.

The Women’s Health and Children's Directorate

The Women’s Health and Children's Directorate incorporates an obstetric department with < 1700 births a year and a paediatric and special care baby unit. We have just recently set up a Paediatric Decision Unit to fast track children out of the ED and direct assessment by appropriate senior decision maker. Please Click Here to watch a short video about the MUH Paediatric Department.

The Radiology Directorate

The Radiology Directorate is leading the way nationally with integration with primary care (2018 National Health Care Awards Finalist and Overal Winner - Primary Care Centre Integration) and social care regarding direct access and service delivery in plain radiology and Ultrasound in Primary care centres. Please Click Here to watch a short video about the MUH Radiology Department.

The Laboratory Directorate

The Laboratory Directorate is a very strong department with a significant history of accreditation in all modalities.

Support Services

These directorates are well supported with clinical and non clinical departments including Health and Social Care professionals, Quality & Safety department and non clinical including Medical Records, HR, Maintenance and Finance. We work very closely with outside contractors in the supply of our Catering and Cleaning requirements.

MUH Application of Framework for Improving Quality

MUH is committed to delivering high quality patient centred services. Click Here to find out how we are achieving this through the application of the HSE’s Framework for Improving Quality 2016.

Please Click Here to learn more about the HSE's Framework for Improving Quality in our Health Service.

Promoting Patient Engagement

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As a patient, staff or member of the public we hope you will find this website a useful means of engagement with your Hospital.

We welcome and encourage feedback, suggestions or opportunities from you on the service we provide.

Please submit your feedback to the following email address yoursay@hse.ie which will be redirected back to Mayo University Hospital.

Please Click Here to learn more about our Patient Engagement Forum

Complaints Officer

Please Click Here to contact our Complaints Officer

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We also welcome and encourage feedback, suggestions or opportunities from our staff. Staff may email their feedback to MUHStaff.FeedBack@hse.ie

Please click here to learn more about our Staff Engagement Forum

Current Vacancies at MUH

If you are interested in joining our well established teams please Click Here for further information

Photo Title Hospital Location Telephone
Gynae Mayo University Hospital 094 9042629
ICU/CCU Mayo University Hospital 094 9042426
Maternity Mayo University Hospital 094 9042353 / 094 9042354
Medical Manpower Department Mayo University Hospital
MUH Human Resources Mayo University Hospital 094 9042475
Oncology Mayo University Hospital 094 9042463
Orthopaedics Mayo University Hospital 094 9042386
Outpatients Department (OPD) Mayo University Hospital 094 9021733
Paediatrics Mayo University Hospital 094 9042420
Pharmacy Department Mayo University Hospital 094 9042191

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Donation to MUH Special Care Baby Unit

Donation to MUH Special Care Baby Unit

Pictured in Mayo University Hospital, Darragh McAndrew O’Connor, making a presentation of a cheque on behalf of his parents, Carmel and Nathan, from Belmullet.  Darragh spent some time in the Special Care Baby Unit seven years ago and his grateful parents wanted to make a donation as a thank you to the hospital. Front l-r; Sophie O’Connor, Carmel McAndrew, Joan Falsey, Clinical Nurse Manager, Darragh O’Connor.

Mayo University Hospital Hand Hygiene Awareness Day

Mayo University Hospital Hand Hygiene Awareness Day

Mayo University Hospital is a member of the WHO Save Lives: Clean Your Hands Initiative Hospitals and as part of that we hold a Hand Hygiene Awareness Day during May of each year to show commitment to improve Patient Safety by practicing better hand hygiene.  

This year the campaign theme is 'Fight Antibiotic Resistance - it's in your Hands’.

The objectives of hosting such an event are:

Patient Experience Survey Mayo University Hospital

Patient Experience Survey Mayo University Hospital

Tracy O'Carroll, HIQA visiting Mayo University Hospital to promote National Patient Experience Survey . 

Irishkidneydiet.ie – An education website for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Irishkidneydiet – An education website for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Irishkidneydiet.ie is the brain child of a small group of Dietitians from the Renal Interest Group of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute. The vision behind the website was to create a patient education website covering all aspects of the renal diet for people with chronic kidney disease and their Carers.  For the last number of years Renal patients have been checking out websites available for their condition.

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Saolta University Health Care Group (formally West/North West Hospitals Group) is one of six new hospital groups announced by the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly TD in May, 2013, as part of a re-organisation of public hospitals into more efficient and accountable hospital groups that will deliver improved outcomes for patients.

 
 
The Group's Academic Partner is NUI Galway.
 
By working in groups, hospital services will be provided by the hospitals in each group based on the evidence-based needs of their populations. Each group of hospitals will work together as single cohesive entities managed as one, to provide acute care for patients in their area, integrating with community and primary care. This will maximise the amount of care delivered locally, whilst ensuring complex care is safely provided in larger hospitals.
 
The objectives of the groups are to:
  • Achieve the highest standard of quality and uniformity in hospital care across the group;
  • Deliver cost effective hospital care in a timely and sustainable manner;
  • Encourage and support clinical and managerial leaders;
  • Ensure high standards of governance, both clinical and corporate and recruit and retain high quality nurses, NCHDs, consultants, allied health professionals and administrators in all our hospitals.
 
Saolta University Health Care Group has 1,770 beds and 7,620 staff and a budget of €600m.
 
OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Patients are at the heart of everything we do.  Our mission is to provide high quality and equitable services for all by delivering care based on excellence in clinical practice, teaching, and research, grounded in kindness, compassion and respect, whilst developing our staff and becoming a model employer.

 

OUR VISION STATEMENT

Our Vision is to build on excellent foundations already laid, further developing and integrating our Group, fulfilling our role as an exemplar, and becoming the first Trust in Ireland.

 

OUR GUIDING VALUES

Respect - We aim to be an organisation where privacy, dignity, and individual needs are respected, where staff are valued, supported and involved in decision–making, and where diversity is celebrated, recognising that working in a respectful environment will enable us to achieve more.

Compassion    We will treat all patients and family members with dignity, sensitivity and empathy.

Kindness  -  Whilst we develop our organisation as a business, we will remember it is a service, and treat our patients and each other with kindness and humanity.

Quality  -  We seek continuous quality improvement in all we do, through creativity, innovation, education and research.

Learning  -   We will nurture and encourage lifelong learning and continuous improvement, attracting, developing and retaining high quality staff, enabling them to fulfill their  potential.

Integrity  -  through our governance arrangements and or value system, we will ensure all of our services are transparent, trustworthy and reliable and delivered to the highest ethical standards, taking responsibility and accountability for our actions.

Teamworking  -  we will engage and empower our staff, sharing best practise and strengthening relationships with our partners and patients to achieve our Mission.

Communication  -  we aim to communicate with patients, the public, our staff and stakeholders, empowering them to actively participate in all aspects of the service, encouraging inclusiveness, openness and accountability.

 

These Values shape our strategy to create an organisational culture and ethos to deliver high quality and safe services for all we serve and that staff are rightly proud of.