Additional €1.3 Million investment strengthens Bon Secours’ ongoing dedication to advanced healthcare in Ireland

Monday, 22nd January 2024:

Bon Secours Hospital Galway officially opened a third endoscopy room and expanded minor operating procedure room today, unveiled by Minister of State for Disability at the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Anne Rabbitte TD.

Driven by a significant €1.3 million investment, the development marks a substantial advancement in endoscopic capabilities, a larger space to increase patient flow across the hospital, and a notable expansion of advanced healthcare available to patients in the region.

The unveiling was also attended by the Mayor of Galway City, Councillor Eddie Hoare.

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Pictured today at the unveiling, were Mayor of Galway, Cllr Eddie Hoare, Minister of State for Disability, Anne Rabbitte TD, Lynn Guthrie, Chief Strategy Officer, Bon Secours Health Systems and Bon Secours Hospital Galway Chief Executive, Henry Burrows.

Speaking at the opening, Minister Anne Rabbitte said:

I am pleased to announce this substantial investment and enhancement of services in Bon Secours Hospital Galway, reaffirming the wider Bon Secours Health System’s commitment to delivering advanced medical services and exceptional patient care across the country.

This investment further solidifies Bon Secours’ status as a premier healthcare provider, not only in Galway but throughout Ireland.

This additional state-of-the-art endoscopic facility, combined with an expanded minor procedures room, will be instrumental in catering to the growing healthcare needs of people in the west of Ireland.

This significant commitment by Bon Secours aligns with the Government’s overarching goal of continually improving healthcare services in both the public and private sectors across the nation.

By consistently investing in world-class care and modern facilities, Bon Secours Health System is contributing significantly to our collective efforts to enhance healthcare delivery on a national scale.

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Pictured today at the unveiling, were Minister of State for Disability, Anne Rabbitte TD with Bon Secours Hospital Galway Chief Executive, Henry Burrows (left) and Bon Secours Health System Group Chief Executive, Bill Maher

Bon Secours Health System Group Chief Executive, Bill Maher, added:

As part of our Health System’s ambitious 2025 Plan and unwavering commitment to providing state-of-the-art medical services, we are proud to announce this substantial investment here in Galway. The new endoscopy room, delivers the ability to conduct an additional 4,000 scopes in 2024, significantly increasing our capacity to serve patients in the region. Moreover, by expanding our facilities, we are not only enhancing the hospital’s overall capacity but also actively contributing to the reduction in waiting lists and alleviating pressures on the public hospital system. Bon Secours remains steadfast in our pursuit of excellence, ensuring our communities receive the highest standard of care through advanced technology and patient-centric innovations.

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Bon Secours Hospital Galway Chief Executive, Henry Burrows, commented further:

Today marks a ground-breaking advancement in our endoscopic and minor procedures capabilities.

This milestone is backed by a considerable investment in equipment, featuring state-of-the-art endoscopes, including six colonoscopes and six gastroscopes, as well as enhanced diagnostic capabilities that harness AI for better patient outcomes.

This is another important moment for healthcare in Galway and our ongoing drive to provide the best possible range of healthcare to the region.

Our innovative new scope guide not only prioritises patient comfort but also has the potential to reduce procedure times.

I want to extend my appreciation to our dedicated staff and consultants, whose unwavering commitment plays a crucial role in making these advancements a reality daily.

I would also like to thank Minister Rabbitte for joining us here today in what is another significant milestone for the hospital.

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Bon Secours Health System’s €300 million national investment is part of its strategy, “Resilience, Reliability and Readiness – The 2025 Plan”, which includes new capital projects, state-of-the-art equipment, IT infrastructure, and the creation of 450 new jobs across the country.

Last year, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar turned the sod on a new €190 million Bon Secours hospital in Ballysimon, Limerick that will be opened in 2025.

This new expansion will create 250 new jobs and greatly expand services offered to all patients in the Mid-West, with Bon Secours Tralee also planning to open a new €10 million Medical Assessment Unit and surgical day ward in 2024.

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Bon Secours Hospital Galway continues to lead the way in offering advanced medical services and exceptional patient care, reinforcing its position as a top-tier healthcare provider in Ireland.

The 120-bed acute-care hospital provides a wide range of surgical and medical services and has undergone significant development in recent years, with expansion of the main hospital and more recently the development of a new state-of-the-art interventional cardiology suite.

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