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Charlie Meehan, the general manager of Mayo General Hospital and Tony Canavan, chief operations officer of the West/North West Hospitals Group met with Oireachtas and Regional Health Forum West members from Mayo recently to review developments in 2013 and to outline the priorities for the Group in 2014.
The reduction in patients waiting on trolleys at Mayo General Hospital by one third since 2010 has been welcomed by Mayo, Fine Gael TD, John O’Mahony. In 2010 the number of people waiting on trolleys at Mayo General Hospital was 1,742, while figures just released for 2013 show that number had been reduced to 1,145.
The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, officially opened a newly refurbished and extended renal dialysis unit (RDU) at Mayo General Hospital on Monday.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced that Mayo General Hospital is to receive a renal dialysis unit at a cost of €1.8 million. This permanent unit will have the capacity to meet the needs of all County Mayo patients currently requiring dialysis and is expected to be completed in six months. The unit will also meet the expected demand for dialysis in the county over the medium term.
Contingency plans to allow the existing renal dialysis unit at Mayo General Hospital be upgraded are being examined at present according to Councillor Annie May Reape who tabled a question in relation to the issue at last week’s Regional Health Forum.
Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has welcomed confirmation from the management of Mayo General Hospital that it is considering using St Mary’s Hospital, Castlebar as temporary accommodation for its renal dialysis unit while work is being completed on Mayo General’s unit in the New Year.
A 64 per cent reduction in the number of patients being treated on trolleys at Mayo General Hospital in comparison to the same period last year is welcome news and places the Castlebar facility as one of the best performing hospitals in the country in this regard.
There was a spend of €13 million by the Health Service Executive in the west on taxis and minibuses for patients and staff over the past five years.
The Wellstone Clinic which provides renal dialysis care to patients with kidney problems has received international accreditation for its patient care.