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Appendix To Strategic Plan

St Vincentís Healthcare Group

St Vincentís Healthcare Group, (incorporating St Vincentís University Hospital, St Vincentís Private Hospital and St Michaelís Hospital) provides acute general medical care serving the South East region of Dublin and surrounding areas.

The company is a not for profit, voluntary group of hospitals, has charitable status and itís shareholders are the Sisters of Charity.

The current net worth of the Group (Group net assets) is €233m. The annual turnover of the Group in 2005 was €272m, and the total Group capital expenditure over 2004 and 2005 was Ä101m. Total Group staff is 3,889 people providing care via 1,000 hospital beds.

St. Vincentís University Hospital

St. Vincentís University Hospital provides a front line emergency service and national/regional medical care at inpatient and out patient levels with in excess of forty medical and surgical specialties. The hospital has 554 in-patient beds, incorporating 7-day, 5-day and day care options, including intensive care, high dependency and coronary care beds as well as medical, surgical, orthopaedic, care of the elderly and psychiatry beds.

Strong links and co-operative agreements have been established with other healthcare providers at primary and secondary care levels in the South East Region of the Eastern Regional Health Authority. These links have been established to improve patient care and access to specialist services.

St. Vincentís Private Hospital

St. Vincentís Private Hospital plays a significant part in the acute healthcare sector.

It has 160 in-patient beds and 20 day-care beds, operating theatres for major and minor surgery, endoscopy, diagnostic imaging, which includes general radiography, CT, ultrasound and MRI and comprehensive oncology including radiotherapy services.

St. Michaelís Hospital

St. Michaelís Hospital has 134 in-patient beds incorporating 7-day, 5-day and day care options. Facilities are provided for acute medical and surgical patients, out patient clinics and an enhanced 8am Ė 8pm accident and emergency service.

A range of general and specialist services, which include a Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme are also provided. St. Michaelís is the regional training centre for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Care and a Diploma course for Pre-registration/degree students is delivered in association with the College of Surgeons and University College Dublin.

Community Based Services

Examples of community based services within St. Vincentís Healthcare Group:

  1. General Practitioner out of hours service:
    • D.L. Doc (St. Michaelís Hospital)
    • East Doc (St. Vincentís University Hospital)
  2. General Practitioner Physiotherapy referral system (commencement in conjunction with the East Coast Area Board).
  3. The hospital facilitates a General Practitioner Liaison Group, which focuses on the development of improved practices between General Practitioners and the hospital in relation to patient care pathways.
  4. Breast Check screening service is provided onsite in St. Vincentís University Hospital.
  5. General Practitioner direct access to physiotherapy services.
  6. Liaison with Public Health Nurse.
  7. Nutrition and dietetic clinics.

Medical and Surgical Specialities

  • Accident and Emergency
  • Breast Care
  • Cardiology
  • Chiropody
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Cystic Fibrosis (National adult centre)
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Genitourinary Surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Haematology
  • Lung Transplantation Programme
  • Hepatology Ė National Liver Unit
  • Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplantation Ė National Liver Transplant Centre
  • Infection Control
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medicine for the Elderly
  • Nephrology and Renal Dialysis
  • Neurology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopist
  • Otolaryngological Surgery (Ear, Nose and Throat)
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry of Old Age
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery


The National Tertiary Referral Specialities

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Lung Transplant Programme