Letterkenny General Hospital ranked among top five

Letterkenny General Hospital has been found to be among the five best performing hospitals in the country according to a survey by the Health Service Executive.

Letterkenny General Hospital has been found to be among the five best performing hospitals in the country according to a survey by the Health Service Executive.

The Healthstat survey of the main 29 acute hospitals in the country has found that Letterkenny General Hospital’s performances is ranked as green for a very good performance. The other top performing hospitals are St James’s Hospital, St Collumcille’s Hospital, Cavan General Hospital and St Vincent’s University Hospital.

Sligo General Hospital has been categorised as amber or average, along with 22 other hospitals, which the HSE says means there is room for improvement.

The latest Helathstat survey also found that University College Hospital Galway is the worst performing hospital in the country, the only one to fall under the unsatisfactory category, which means the hospital requires urgent attention.

A spokeswoman for the HSE West said: “Senior management at Galway University Hospitals have been working closely with the Regional Director of Operations, HSE West, the National Director for Integrated Services and the CEO to address issues raised by HealthStat.

“We recognise that there are opportunities for improvement which are not resource dependent and these are being prioritised by quality improvement, clinical and administration support groups within the hospital.”

HealthStat’s measures the hospitals under three categories: access, integration and resources.

Access measures the waiting times that people experience for different services, integration checks that the services received are patient-centred and resources assesses whether a hospital is making best use of its human and financial resources.