Health Clinics and Hospitals in Galway
Publicly funded health care and social services are provided in Galway by the HSE (West) division of the Health Services Executive. The main city hospital, University Hospital Galway, is located on two campuses — Galway University Hospital and Merlin Park University Hospital.
Two private hospitals, The Galway Clinic and the Bon Secours Hospital, Galway, also operate in the city. Galway Hospice provides palliative care for the people of Galway City and County on a homecare, inpatient and daycare basis. The hospitals in Galway provides high quality and equitable services for all by delivering care based on excellence in clinical practice, teaching, and research, grounded in kindness, compassion and respect.
Merlin Park Regional Hospital now called Merlin Park University Hospital is a Health Service Executive (HSE) public hospital in Galway in Ireland. The hospital's sister hospital is University Hospital Galway. It provides rheumatology and orthopaedic services. The hospital was built in the mid 20th century on the ground of the Merlin Park estate in order to combat the spread of tuberculosis in the region. The area was designed by New Zealand architect Norman White. It was opened to the public in 1954. The 18,000-square-foot (1,700 m2) hospital employs over 200 staff.
Galway University Hospitals, comprising of University Hospital Galway (UHG) and Merlin Park University Hospital (MPUH), provide a comprehensive range of services to emergency and elective patients on an inpatient, outpatient and day care basis across the two sites. GUH play a leadership role in acute service delivery providing regional services for a wide range of specialities and is also a designated supra regional centre for cancer and cardiac services...