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  • Northside West

New Bon Secours unit opened

Monday, 1st July, 2019 1:00pm
New Bon Secours unit opened

Minister Donohoe with Dr Ger Hosny and staff from at the official opening at Bon Secours in Glasnevin. Photo: MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE

New Bon Secours unit opened

Minister Donohoe with Dr Ger Hosny and staff from at the official opening at Bon Secours in Glasnevin. Photo: MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE

A NEW €1.5 million medical assessment unit (MAU) in Bon Secours Hospital was officially opened by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe last week.

The new facility provides patients referred by a GP with immediate access to expert medical assessment and treatment for a range of medical conditions.

The redeveloped Unit, part of a €150 million investment in the Bon Secours Health System, includes 10 new beds and in 2018 treated 2,000 patients.

Led by medical consultant Dr Geraldine Hosny and clinical nurse manager Leah Duggan, the MAU is the latest part of significant refurbishment and service development at the hospital in recent years.

The unit allows patients to have swift, easy access to diagnostics, endoscopy and through the ‘chest pain pathway’ in the unit, timely cardiac evaluation and access to cardiology intervention in the Cathlab for a range of procedures if required.

Speaking at the official opening, Minister Donohoe, spoke about how the Bon Secours Hospital had been embedded in the local community of Glasnevin and north Dublin for nearly 70 years. 

“The hospital is renowned for excellence in its healthcare services and the opening of this unit is a welcome development that will further meet the healthcare needs of the people in this area and beyond,” he said.

“It again enhances the important role this hospital plays in north Dublin healthcare and I congratulate all involved at Bon Secours for making this innovative project a reality.”

Bill Maher, Group CEO of the Bon Secours Health System, said the new MAU provides patients with vital and same-day expert healthcare services for a range of medical issues for patients who otherwise wound need to go to A&E. 

“This new unit is just one of many positive recent developments taking place here in Glasnevin and follows the complete redevelopment of the Orthopaedic Theatre, now one of the most advanced in the country, the renovation of our Urology Centre which now offers the most innovative, cutting-edge technology in that field, as well as the development of our JAG-accredited Endoscopy Unit,” he continued.

“It further builds on the Bon Secours health system’s strong tradition of combining the latest medical technologies and approaches with compassionate and personalised medical care.”

Mike Tonery, Hospital Manager at Bon Secours, said the unit had already proven to be a great success in providing same-day, no-delay access to expert medical care.

“The recent introduction of the chest pain pathway with same-day access to diagnostics and cardiology intervention in the Cath lab has been transformational,” he continued.

“In addition, existing services such as cancer care, cardiology and orthopaedics are growing strongly and we have just received planning permission for new day oncology and surgical wards so it is very exciting times at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin.”

Peter Lacy, Chairperson of the Bon Secours Health System, described the official opening as “a proud day for the Glasnevin hospital, the Bon Secours health system generally and all our staff.”

“I am extremely pleased that such an important local stakeholder as Minister Donohoe has been able to spare the time to join us here today to officially open what is a ground-breaking healthcare development for the community,” he said.

“This new unit will further enhance our capacity to deliver advanced medicine and exceptional care in a world-class, modern environment.

“And with our merger now imminent with one of the largest health groups in the US, Bon Secours Mercy Health, our ability to provide advanced medicine and exceptional care will be enhanced through collaboration with and access to the expertise and technology of our US partner."

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