Renal Services Develop in Beaumont and Connolly hospitals

Beaumont and Connolly Hospitals are to create 30 new jobs as part of €14.5 million investment in national renal care programme

  •     The Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly TD, yesterday announced an investment of €14.5million and the creation of 30 new jobs as part of a phased expansion of the renal care facilities at Dublin’s Beaumont and Connolly Hospitals. The investment includes €8.5 million on the expansion of the living donor transplant programme and the development of existing operating, ward and laboratory facilities to accommodate the expansion.
  •     This is a major step towards achieving the aim of the annual performance of 250 kidney transplants from both deceased and live donor transplant programmes. Minister Reilly also confirmed an added investment of €6 million in a new, 34 stationed, outpatient Renal Dialysis Unit, increasing capacity for provision of renal dialysis to outpatients at Beaumont by 55%.
  •      The expansion of the National Transplant Programme will result in a reduction of waiting list times and a reduction of the need for long term dialysis. This will accrue savings of approximately €250 million over a 10 year period.
  •         In conjunction with the announcement, Beaumont Hospital has also launched a new website where potential living kidney donors and recipients can start the process of living donor evaluation.
  •        In addition to the redevelopment of facilities at Beaumont, the investment incorporates further development of Urology services at Connolly Hospital. This will enable the two hospitals to prioritise and plan the deployment of resources on a shared basis. This is a prime example of how the recently announced Hospital Groups framework can enable two major hospitals to work together to achieve improved health outcomes for patients in a regi