WRH-ArialWaterford Regional Hospital (WRH) has received a ‘green light’ grading from the Health Service Executive’s (HSE) ‘HealthStat’ programme, which measures the patient care delivery of Irish acute hospitals.
The programme is set against both national and international targets in delivering patient care, with the publication of the December 2009 analysis placing WRH at the top of the acute hospital table.
The hospital was rewarded for excellent performance across each of the three monitored areas by the HSE, namely access to services, ‘patient-centredness’ and best use of human and financial resources.
“We are absolutely delighted that the evidence is there to demonstrate the efforts being made for patients to access both local and regional services at WRH,” said WRH General Manager Patricia Sullivan.
“It continues to be a work in progress, to free up capacity to treat more patients, but these results are very encouraging.”
According to WRH Clinical Director, Dr. Rob Landers: “This is a fantastic achievement for the hospital and I want to pay a huge tribute to all the staff who made it happen.”
South East Hospital Network Manager, Richard Dooley echoed those sentiments.
“Waterford Regional Hospital has shown very good performance across all the measures in the December figures,” he said.
“I am very pleased to see better access for patients, especially given that the hospital provides a number of region-wide services for people living in the south east. All four acute hospitals in the south east are consistently performing well and I want to congratulate WRH on this outstanding performance.”
Waterford Senator Paudie Coffey (Fine Gael) joined in the local chorus of positivity following last Friday’s welcome news.
“The HSE has rated 52 hospitals in its new ‘traffic light’ system,” he said.
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