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.

The Emergency Department: How it works and what to expect


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.

Mission Statement

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.

Management Team

General Manager: Mr. John Joyce

Clinical Director: Dr. John Connaughton

Interim Director of Nursing: Ms. Olivia Lafferty

Director of Midwifery: Ms. Ita Kinsella 


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MRH Portlaoise Laboratory User Handbook 14th edition July 2022

MRH Portlaoise Biochemistry pregnancy-related reference ranges


Paediatrics Allergy and Respiratory Services

Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise has produced a series of videos for caregivers of children with asthma and allergies. Parents of children with asthma or allergies can share these videos with anyone who provides care to their child including childminders, schools and crèches/ childcare facilities. The below link brings you to a series of short, step-by-step video guides that will show all caregivers what to do if a child in their care experiences an allergic reaction or asthma exacerbation. 

Information for Caregivers of Children with Asthma and Allergies

Information for Caregivers of Children with Asthma and Allergies (PDF)

Nutrition and Hydration

View Nutrition and Hydration at Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise.

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. Read the full Memorandum of Understanding (PDF)

Join Our Team

Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise is currently recruiting for registered midwives

MRHP Midwife Brochure (PDF, size 3.3 MB)

Staff Midwife - MRH Portlaoise - Rolling Campaign

Our People

MRHP has a staff headcount of 781. All staff are highly committed to the delivery of high-quality service.