Our Hospitals

The Dublin Midlands Hospital Group provide a wide range of emergency, treatment and rehabilitation services. These include:

  • inpatient scheduled care
  • unscheduled/emergency care
  • maternity services
  • outpatient and diagnostic services

These services are managed directly by the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group. Some services are run by voluntary organisations.

Hospital Charges

If you need to attend a public hospital or stay overnight in hospital as a public patient, you may be liable for Hospital Charges. Medical card holders and certain other groups do not have to pay hospital charges.

Inpatient and Day Service Charges

The charge for in patient/day services is €80 per day up to a maximum of €800 in a year. The charge does not apply to the following groups:

  • Medical card holders
  • People receiving treatment for prescribed infectious diseases
  • People who are subject to “long stay” charges
  • Children referred for treatment from child health clinics and school board examinations
  • People who are entitled to hospital services because of EU Regulations
  • Women receiving maternity services

In cases of excessive hardship, a HSE Area may provide the service free of charge.

Read more about Hospital Charges.

Acute Hospitals Division

The Hospital Group works closely with the National Acute Hospitals Division

Key functions and offices in the Acute Hospitals Division include:

  • The National Director/Deputy Directors Office
  • The National Clinical Advisor
  • Planning and Performance
  • Special Delivery Unit
  • Quality and Patient Safety

Read more about the Acute Hospitals Division.


Three times daily (8am, 2pm and 8pm), Acute Hospitals record the number of patients awaiting admission to an inpatient hospital bed.
This system is known as TrolleyGAR (Green, Amber, Red).

TrolleyGAR displays thresholds for each hospital. This enables daily monitoring of hospitals by tracking performance throughout the day. It also helps to inform hospitals in terms of required escalation measures.

Check the latest figures: on

Read the weekly INMO Trolley Data: https://www.inmo.ie/Trolley_Ward_Watch