The board of the West/North West Hospitals Group met in Mayo General Hospital this week. This was the sixth meeting of the board this year and the first visit of the board to Mayo.
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 per cent 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.”
Charlie Meehan, general manager, Mayo General Hospital, commented on the board’s visit. He said: “Mayo General Hospital is well placed to play a key role in the development of the hospital group, where we can focus on the strengths of this hospital and continue to develop services which the people of Mayo will be proud of.
“We have a number of capital projects under way and nearing completion which will further enhance the services we provide to patients including 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.”