Over 8000 patients treated at Mater Private Cork Emergency Department in first year to April 2017

Published Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 at 17:34 pm

  • Cork

THE Emergency Department at Mater Private Hospital Cork has seen over 8000 patients during its first year, treating a mix of medical, surgical and minor injuries since it opened in April 2016. 

The majority of patients who attended the Emergency Department were referred in by their family doctor for assessment with the view to admission as required.

Many patients with fractures and surgical needs have needed access to the Mater Private Cork’s theatre and Endoscopy Suites on the same day as admission.

The General Manager at Mater Private Cork, Donna Roche, said: “We have 20-30 beds available every day for acute patient admissions through the Emergency Department. Our Emergency Consultant, Dr Oisin Powell and his ED team have worked very hard over the past year and remain committed to providing excellent care to patients without delay. Our Emergency Department is fully integrated with all other hospital services, ensuring a seamless patient journey and access to our high quality, acute clinical infrastructure including Diagnostic Radiology – CT, MRI, Ultrasound, X-Ray, Urgent Cardiac Care and Acute General Surgery.”

The Emergency Department provides care for a wide range of illnesses and injury to patients aged 16 and over while major trauma cases or patients in emergency ambulances are not accepted.

Respiratory and cardiac complaints, acute medical and surgical emergencies, sports injuries and urological emergencies are among the most common cases presented by patients.

Mater Private Cork has doubled its capacity over the past 15 months and the opening of the Emergency Department and a new ward have led to an increase in staffing levels in a number of medical and administrative areas. Further expansion plans are at an advanced stage.

Located at City Gate, Mahon, Mater Private Cork is equipped with the very latest technology, private en-suite rooms and free parking for patients and visitors.

Get better, get the best at Mater Private Cork which is a JCI Accredited Hospital, the highest quality care standard in healthcare.