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Beacon Hospital – Private Hospital Accredited by Joint Commission International – Located in South Dublin

Located in South Dublin, Beacon Hospital is one of the most advanced private hospitals in Europe, with over 1300 Consultants, nurses and healthcare professionals. Beacon Hospital provides 24 hour, world-class acute care services including orthopaedics, physiotherapy, cardiology, women’s health, urology, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, plastic & reconstructive surgery, ENT, neurology, general surgery, comprehensive cancer care and emergency medicine. The private hospital, which opened in October 2006, has 210 beds, nine operating theatres, and two linear accelerators.

With over 260 Consultants and 1000 highly skilled personnel, the hospital will treat over 110,000 patients this year in our One Centre of Excellence. Our eight bed medical-surgical intensive care unit (ICU) and 6 bed corony care (CCU) unit are designed to provide specialised patient care and recovery. Beacon Hospital prides itself on a comprehensive infection prevention & control programme, highlighting the hospital’s commitment to being the highest-quality and safest provider of acute care services.

Our Emergency Department is open form 10am – 7pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 6pm on Saturdays. If you need to be admitted, Beacon Hospital is covered on 90% of all Private Health Insurance policies.

Our recent upgrades to our Radiology Department makes us Ireland’s most advanced diagnostic radiology unit. Beacon for Kids is Ireland’s only dedicated private Paediatric Unit offering a range of outpatient services and surgical procedures. Our Rapid Access Cardiology Clinic (RACC) can offer cardiac assessments without waiting times from some of the countries finest Consultant Cardiologists.

Our new state-of-the-art Urology Unit sees 6 Consultant Urologists specialising in a range of Urological conditions proving a seamless service in both outpatient procedures and inpatient surgical procedures including urological robotic surgeries.

Beacon Centre for Orthopaedics comprises Ireland’s largest independent Orthopaedic Group Practice, where our 18 Physicians (surgeons and Rheumatologists) cover all aspect of Orthopaedic care in one unit. The Beacon Cancer Centre offers patients the latest advances in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment, with an unparalleled range of treatment options, including diagnostic testing, surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy in one convenient location.

The Beacon Women’s Centre, which encompasses the full spectrum of women’s gynaecological care, utilises minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. The Beacon Breast Care Centre also provides same-day mammography results and treatment in a warm, comforting environment. Treatment facilities in Beacon private hospital include 9 operating theatres with dedicated rooms for Neurosurgery, Urology, Cardiac, General, Orthopaedic and Ophthalmic Surgery. It has 4 JAG accredited Endoscopy suites, a state of the art Oncology day treatment centre, and therapeutic radiography with LINAC- linear accelerator.

Beacon Hospital has 14 Critical Care Beds individually capable of isolating any patient. This may seem a small point but is in fact very important – each patient has their own room, with glass front, so nurses see everything, but they are allowed a certain degree of privacy with their loved ones at this crucial time. It also helps minimise infection – a very pertinent issue in healthcare today. As you might expect, Beacon offers highly advanced IT systems – which offer electronic medical record capabilities and remote access to clinical information for doctors.

The nursing philosophy in Beacon Hospital is a collaborative approach where compassion and care are delivered through touch, a kind act, through competent clinical interventions or through listening and seeking to understand the others experience. The nursing philosophy is relationship-based with therapeutic presence – where patients are treated primarily as individuals with individual needs. Some of the services which Beacon Hospital offer include an Emergency Department, which is consultant-led. Patients can be referred by their GP when they have, for example chest pain, and the hospital has the advantage of allowing direct referral to the wards when appropriate.

As well as South Dublin, Beacon Hospital has satellite locations in Wexford, Mullingar, Drogheda and a Heart Screening Clinic located on the South Circular Road in the heart of Dublin 8. The benefit for patients is that they can access certain specialties locally, thereby minimising travel and any inconvenience. If a procedure is required this is carried out in Sandyford, and resulting follow up takes place back in their own community.

Mission

We provide exceptional patient care in an environment where quality, respect, caring and compassion are at the centre of all we do. To hear an audio file of our Charter please click here.

Values

  • Results Focussed – committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for all their patients by empowering our team of experts with the resources they need.
  • Collegiality – Our teams work in an open, cooperative and collaborative environment and are united among a common purpose; to deliver the best patient care.
  • Communication – Ensuring open communication at all times between teams and with their patients is central to the ethos of the Beacon Hospital.
  • Dignity – Patients and Staff will be treated with the utmost dignity and respect at all times. We recognise all our patients as the individual people they are and tailor their treatment to the person.
  • Excellence – Beacon Hospital strives for excellence in patient care, medical standards and hospital experience.

Please note that Beacon Hospital operates a strict no smoking policy

Patient Charter

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU:

Access to Hospital Services Where a recommended medical procedure is not available at the hospital, you will have the right to ask your hospital consultant to transfer you to a facility where the procedure is available.

You have the right, should your admission be cancelled by the hospital, to where possible receive adequate and timely notice of such cancellation. However, in exceptional cases arising from emergency pressures, infection outbreak or staff shortages/issues, your operation or appointments may have to be cancelled at very short notice. In these circumstances, the hospital will make every effort to contact you in advance.

You have the right, in the event of cancellation, to be given a new appointment for an early date and to be treated on a priority basis.

Dignity and Respect You have the right to be treated with dignity, respect and compassion at all times by every member of the hospital staff. We respect all cultures, values and beliefs in line with clinical decision making. Ministers from all religions are welcome to visit patients in the hospital.

Safe and Effective Care/Services You have the right to receive safe and effective care and services in line with current best medical evidence.

Beacon Hospital is committed to safeguarding children in line with Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children 2011.

Visiting Arrangements You have the right to receive visits from your relatives and friends, including children. The hospital must ensure that visiting arrangements are flexible and, consistent with the nature of your illness and the needs of all of our patients.

Privacy and Confidentiality You are entitled to privacy during interviews and examinations. Patients in shared accommodation may avail of patient interview rooms which allow for privacy during consultations. You have the right to confidentiality in respect to your medical records. We maintain strict confidentiality of personal information.

Procedure/Treatment You have the right to be informed of the nature of your illness or condition in language which you can fully understand, and to be informed concerning:

-the results of your tests, and other investigations.

-the purpose, method, likely duration and expected benefit of the proposed treatment

-alternative forms of treatment

-possible pain or discomfort, risks and side-effects of the proposed treatment.

You have the right to have your pain treated and/or managed.

You have the right to have your values and beliefs respected and you have the right to refuse or discontinue your treatment.

Children have the right to have their parent or guardian with them at all times.

Children and their family will be cared for by staff whose training and skills enable them to respond to their physical, emotional and developmental needs.

Informed Consent You are entitled to participate in the decisions about medical investigations and treatments you will receive. Generally, treatment should only be given to a patient with his or her informed consent or, in the case of a child, the consent of a legal guardian. If you are unable to give consent please note your designated next of kin may be asked to give it. You may request the presence of a person or persons of your choosing during the procedure for granting consent. The consent form you are asked to sign should clearly state the nature of the procedures to be undertaken and the name of person performing the signature.

Only in emergency cases where a patient lacks the capacity to give or withhold consent and where the next of kin is not available, then a qualified medical doctor may determine that treatment is urgently necessary in order to prevent immediate or imminent harm. Treatment may then be given without informed consent.

Teaching and Research While your participation in the teaching and training of future physicians, nurses and other health care professionals is valuable to us, your permission in this endeavour will be sought first. Likewise, your participation in clinical trials and/or research will only be carried out with your informed and written consent.

Discharge You have the right on your discharge from hospital to have yourself and your family doctor informed of the nature of your condition, the treatment you received while in hospital, the medication required by you, and the arrangements for any further attendance at the hospital.

Accountability If you are unhappy with any aspect of your care, you are entitled to make a complaint. We welcome your feedback about care and services you received from us. A complaint will be dealt with fairly and promptly and you will be informed of the outcome. Our management guarantees that all complaints will be treated in accordance with our Complaints Policy.

WE ASK YOU TO:

We ask you to be involved as much as possible in decisions regarding your care as you are an important judge for your care.

The more information we have, the better we will be able to assess and treat your condition. We ask you to provide us with accurate and complete information about any previous medical history, medications and other facts that may affect your care.

Have consideration for your fellow patients, their families and hospital staff.

Beacon Hospital advises all parents and or guardians to ensure that children are supervised at all times.

Let us know if you do not understand any aspect of the information we give you. We are always happy to explain your treatment more clearly to you.

Provide us with accurate and up to date financial and health insurance information.

Keep your hospital appointment or give reasonable notice if you need to cancel and reschedule an appointment.

Comply with care and treatment plan agreed upon with your care providers.

Comply with the hospitals Visiting Arrangements, Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Control and Smoke-free Policies.

Be considerate of the rights and the property of others, including patients, staff, hospital property and equipment.

Take responsibility for all personal property brought to the hospital.

Inform the nurse or the nurse in charge if you temporarily leave your ward area.