Portlaoise Hospital

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Portlaoise Hospital

The Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise is a public hospital located in Portlaoise, County Laois. It provides acute-care hospital services, including a 24-hour emergency department for the population of County Laois and the Irish Midlands. In 2008, the hospital served 44,645 out-patients, and 10,951 in-patients. The hospital provides 200 beds, of which 140 are in-patient acute beds, while 10 are reserved for acute day cases. A further 50 beds are for psychiatric services.

Laois-Offaly Mental Health Services provides General Adult, Psychiatry of Later Life, Rehabilitation/Recovery, Child and Adolescent and Intellectual Disability speciality care for people residing in the two counties. These services are delivered by Community Mental Health Teams located throughout Counties Laois and Offaly. Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry services are also provided for Midland Regional Hospitals Portlaoise and Tullamore. A long stay psychiatric ward (Maryborough Centre, St. Fintan's Hospital) for older people with dementia and other complex disorders has also been redeveloped extensively in recent months. In-patient services include general medicine, general surgery, accident and emergency, oncology, endocrinology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynaecology, haematology, paediatrics, anaesthesia and radiology. Awards - Accreditation Pathology Department: The Blood Transfusion Department first achieved Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) Accreditation in 2008; the Haematology Department first achieved INAB Accreditation in 2010 and the Bio-Chemistry Department first achieved INAB Accreditation in 2012. All three departments have maintained INAB Accreditation since the date of first achievement. Cardiac Diagnostics Department: In November, 2014 the Echo Laboratory achieved accreditation (for 5 years) from the European Society of Cardiology - European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging. Acute Paediatric Link Nurse: In November, 2014 the Acute Paediatric Link Nurse was awarded a highly commended 2nd place in the HSE National Healthcare Awards. Laois HSE Physiotherapy Service: In early 2014 the Laois HSE Physiotherapy Service received an award, for Clinical Innovation, from the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.