Minister opens new €2.7m Bon Secours endoscopy unit in Glasnevin

Expanded services to increase patient capacity by 25%

by Rose Barrett
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Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers TD, has officially opened a new €2.7m endoscopy unit at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin in Glasnevin. 

Part of a wider €300m 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 €14m 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: “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. 

Bill Maher and Minister Jack Chambers Picture Maxwells

“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 fourthh 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 €14m surgical and oncology day ward and the creation of 80 new jobs. This followed the group’s €300m 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 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.

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