Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex celebrates first birthday!

25/06/2018

Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex celebrates first birthday!Northern Ireland’s newest hospital, the Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex has celebrated its first birthday.  Members of the public, patients, relatives, carers, staff and volunteers joined together to celebrate the first birthday in style.
 
The £105m Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex opened its doors in June 2017 and with upwards of 300,000 patient interactions, the hospital has had a very successful first year.
 
The state-of-the-art facility provides clinical care and treatment to patients and clients in modern, well designed surroundings, using the latest technologies and equipment.  It provides hospital and community healthcare services previously delivered in the Tyrone County Hospital. Four GP Practices are also located within the complex with all primary, secondary and community healthcare services conveniently located within the one building.
 
Visitors to the hospital and staff were treated to a celebration event with surprise performances from staff and local schools showcasing their talents.
 
Dr Anne Kilgallen, Western Trust Chief Executive commended the doctors, nurses, carers, administrators and other support staff for providing top-class care. She commented: "The Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex is transforming the way healthcare is offered by the Western Trust to our patients, with staff doing a tremendous job in providing first-class care. One year on, and the hospital is really at the heart of the local community. So it seemed only right that the celebrations for its first birthday should involve our staff and those who have helped throughout the year. It has been a great first year and it is something the whole community can be proud of.”
  
The Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex has delivered vital care and treatment to thousands of patients in Tyrone and the surrounding areas. Since the hospital was opened it has had:
 

  • Up until the end of May 16,558 members of the public had attended the Urgent Care and Treatment Centre and over 3,700 attended the Cardiac Assessment Unit.
  • Over 40,000 Treatment Room attendances.
  • Up until the end of May over 40,000 Allied Health Professional (AHPs) interactions such as physiotherapy appointments, dietetics, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and orthotics had taken place.
  • Over 80,200 Outpatient attendances.
  • Catered for 27,468 patient meals.
  • Approximately 43,100 radiology examinations.
  • Over 9,000 renal dialysis treatments
  • Approximately 435,000 pieces of linen have been laundered.

Professor Ronan O’Hare, Consultant Anaesthetist and Assistant Director of the Omagh Hospital recalled the day services moved into the hospital one year ago: “Hospital staff hold fond memories of the Tyrone County Hospital, but I think that the new facilities we have here in Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex are fantastic. Our staff have worked extremely hard to settle into their new working environment and I am immensely proud of what we all have achieved in the first year of opening. The hospital is seeing large numbers of patients and is very popular with both staff and patients, and is clearly offering a highly valuable service to the local community and beyond.”
 
The Hospital was officially opened just last week by His Royal Highness Prince of Wales.
 
In its first year the Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex building itself has received many accolades including:

  • European Healthcare Design Awards 2018 - Healthcare Design (over 20,000 sqm) – overall category winner.
  • European Healthcare Design Awards 2018 - Design for Health and Wellness – Highly Commended.
  • Royal Society of Ulster Architects – RSUA, 2018 Design Award.
  • Royal Society of Ulster Architects – RSUA, 2018 Integration of Art Award.
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Regional Design Award – Winner (also now shortlisted for the upcoming National RIBA Awards).
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors – RICS 2018 Regional Award Winner in the ‘Innovation through Design’ Category (now also shortlisted for the upcoming National Awards).
  • Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland – RIAI 2018 Awards – Highly Commended in the Healthcare category.
  • Civic Trust Award – Regional Shortlisted, National Award Winner ‘Highly Commended’.
  • World Architecture News (WAN) Awards 2017 – shortlisted in the Healthcare Category.