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Omagh Hospital celebrates first birthday in style

Day procedure staff enjoying the birthday tea party.

Members of the public, patients, relatives, carers, staff and volunteers joined together to celebrate Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex first birthday in style last week.

The £105m hospital opened its doors in June 2017 and with upwards of 300,000 patient interactions, the hospital has had a very successful first year.

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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 said, “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.”

First year statistics

• 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 attendance’s.

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• 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 attendance’s.

• 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.

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