Creating a hub of uninterruptible day surgery

Author:  - GE Healthcare

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How a clinical and industry collaboration in Ireland eliminated risk by embracing new healthcare concepts to improve patient outcomes.

Tallaght University Hospital (TUH), one of Ireland’s largest acute teaching hospitals located in Dublin, provides acute care provision for a growing patient population that includes a large ageing cohort, three times above the national average rate. It has a strong surgical track record but was frequently challenged by the cancellation of planned surgical cases by emergency admissions taking recovery beds. This was leading to spiralling waiting lists of up to 36 months in some specialities and creating frustrations for both patients and clinical care teams.

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