On Friday, October 28th, 2022, the Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers TD, officially opened a new €2.7 million Bon Secours Hospital Dublin endoscopy unit in Glasnevin.
Part of a wider €300 million national investment by Bon Secours Health System in line with its 2025 Strategic Plan, the Dublin hospital’s fourth procedure room will increase patient capacity by 25%, meaning its endoscopy unit becomes the 2nd busiest in Ireland, performing over 15,000 procedures annually with this figure set to grow further next year.
At the opening in Glasnevin, Minister Jack Chambers said: “This is another welcome and timely development by Bon Secours here in Glasnevin. Following the new €16 million surgical and oncology day ward and the 80 new jobs announced by the hospital last June, it further expands the quality of health services on offer to patients living in the region. This new procedure room will significantly increase the endoscopy services available, enhancing patient pathways and comfort levels, and widening patient-centred healthcare to a growing local population. Bon Secours Health System’s sustained investment in world-class care and best-in-class facilities is critical to the renewal and revitalisation of our healthcare services across both the public and private sectors after the recent, extremely challenging, pandemic years. It is also a testament to the group’s continued commitment to technologically advanced healthcare innovation and excellence, and I am very pleased to open this fourth endoscopy procedure room here at Bon Secours Hospital Dublin.”
Bon Secours Health System Group Chief Executive, Bill Maher, added: “This new €2.7m endoscopy unit in Glasnevin is part of our €300 million national commitment to develop all our hospitals’ capacity. It follows a series of strategic investments to expand, deepen, and enhance the range of services we offer our patients here in Glasnevin and across the country. A key strategic goal is to grow our services in a sustainable manner to meet the evolving needs of our patients and communities, and I am very pleased that Minister Jack Chambers could join us on another landmark day for this hospital. The Bon Secours Health System continues to be unrivalled in the quality of our medical service provision, combining the latest medical technologies and approaches with compassion and personalised medical care.”
Sharon Morrow, Chief Executive, Bon Secours Hospital Dublin, said: “Our endoscopy unit, the first private unit in Ireland to receive JAG accreditation, is now the second busiest in the country. Already performing 15,000 procedures every year, the new 4th procedure room will help to meet the increasing demand for endoscopy services and reduce the waiting times for such services across our local catchment and beyond. As someone recently appointed as hospital CEO, I am delighted to be joining Bons Secours Health System Group at a time of such remarkable expansion, and my priority now is to build on this great progress and work with the experienced team here in Glasnevin to help them continue the exceptional care for which they are renowned.”
In June of this year, Bon Secours Hospital Dublin announced a new €16 million surgical and oncology day ward and the creation of 80 new jobs. This followed the group’s €300 million national commitment in March to invest in enhancing and expanding its services as part of a new strategy, “Resilience, Reliability and Readiness – The 2025 Plan”. Bon Secours Health System also opened new €10 million operating theatres in Cork in January, with the hospital group also in the process of developing a new 150-bed medical facility in Limerick City which will greatly expand services currently offered to patients in the mid-west. Bon Secours Tralee also plans to open a new €10 million Medical Assessment Unit and surgical day ward in 2024.
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin is the one of the largest private hospitals in Ireland. Its endoscopy unit was the first private unit in Ireland to receive JAG accreditation in 2016 and has successfully been reaccredited since. JAG is the gold standard accreditation for endoscopy units.
The hospital has more than 180 beds, employs more than 600 staff, partners with 180 of the top medical consultants in Ireland, and admits over 80,000 patients every year. It is a general hospital providing an extensive range of treatments, tests, examinations, surgical procedures and medical services on an inpatient, day-case and outpatient basis.
About Bon Secours Health System
As Ireland’s largest independent hospital group, Bon Secours Health System is renowned for the quality of its service provision coupled with a rich tradition in healthcare. Bon Secours Health System CLG is a not-for-profit organisation with its mission centred on providing compassionate, world class medical treatment to all those it serves. With more than 3,000 staff, 450 leading consultants, Bon Secours treats in excess of 300,000 patients annually in its 5 modern acute hospitals in Cork, Galway, Limerick, Tralee and Dublin as well as a Care Village in Cork.