04.12.2013 Hitting our targets

The national performance ranking report published on Nov 14th 2013 shows excellent results from UL Hospitals in terms of treating patients waiting for longer than eight months for an inpatient procedure. UL Hospitals are now out of the red zone and are expected to be green by December 20th.

On a site basis Nenagh Hospital is the best performing in the country, Croom Hospital is in fourth place, Ennis Hospital in sixteenth, St John’s Hospital in nineteenth, and University Hospital Limerick (Dooradoyle) is 27th.

In January, 2013 we had 2,202 patients waiting longer than eight months on the inpatient treatment list and on November 14th this had been reduced to 302.

The objective now is to meet all national targets by December 20th,  ie no adult waiting longer than eight months, no child waiting for longer than 20 weeks and nobody waiting for a Gastro intestinal scope for longer than 13 weeks.

This is a remarkable achievement in difficult circumstances and testimony to what can be achieved by a united effort. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all staff members across the board, clinical, support, administrative and managerial for these excellent results.

Ann Doherty,
Chief Executive,
UL Hospitals