Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise
The Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise (MRHP) provides acute-care hospital services including 24-hour Emergency Department service (ED) and a range of inpatient and outpatient general medical, surgical, obstetrics, gynaecology and paediatric services. It serves a population within the counties of Laois, Kildare, Carlow, Offaly and North Tipperary. MRHP is easily accessed as it is situated off the main national motorway.
The hospital, which was established in 1936, is a Model 3 hospital and is currently part of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group.
Midland Regional Hospital at Portlaoise aspires to improve the health and well-being of the population it serves by providing person centred, safe and effective care.
Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our aim is to provide quality services grounded in kindness and respect by delivering evidence-informed care; based on teaching and audit whilst supporting staff learning and growth.
General Manager: Mr Michael Knowles
Clinical Director: Dr. John Connaughton
Director of Nursing: Ms. Sandra McCarthy
Director of Midwifery: Ms. Maureen Revilles
Overview of Capacity
The hospital currently operates with 135 inpatient beds, which includes 39 medical beds, 30 surgical beds, 29 obstetric beds and 21 paediatric beds, elective theatres, and day surgery operating through a day hospital with 16 day beds.
Maternity and gynaecology services
As the group regional provider for maternity and gynaecology services in the Midlands, Portlaoise Hospital will continue to build on the strong collaborative relationship that exists with the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital. A director of clinical integration has been appointed and additional joint obstetrics and gynaecology consultants have been recruited. You can read the full MOU here
The hospital has recently completed the development of a new Medical Assessment Unit and Day Ward. Once staffed, this development will comprise a 20-bed day ward unit and a 10-bed Medical Assessment Unit expanded endoscopy capacity including associated services. This development was funded with €7 million capital and additional revenue for medical and nursing staff. The overall development extends to 15,468 sq. ft. An additional €900,000 link corridor to improve patient flow will be built in 2018.
MRHP has a staff headcount of 781. All staff are highly committed to the delivery of high-quality service.
“The hospital is focused on providing the best hospital based care for the population that is safe, yet innovative, caring and efficient. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our aim, as part of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group, is to provide quality services by delivering evidence informed care; based on teaching and audit whilst supporting staff learning and growth.”
Michael Knowles, General Manager Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise