Cavan General ranked as a top hospital

Cavan General Hospital has been ranked as one of the top seven hospitals in the country.

Cavan General Hospital has been ranked as one of the top seven hospitals in the country.

The HSE’s Healthstat report from January this year was released this week and grades hospitals in a red, green and amber system according to their reports.

Cavan made it into the top seven hospitals with Nenagh, Ennis, Wexford, St James and Connolly who all got “good performance” tags.

Sligo General Hospital joined Letterkenny, Roscommon, Mullingar and the majority of the country’s hospitals in the Amber section with “room for improvement.”

Our Lady of Lourdes in Drogheda is one of the two worst performing hospitals in the state, the report said it required “urgent attention.”

Most hospitals lost marks for waiting times in emergency departments and waiting times for appointments, surgery and outpatient treatment as well as staff absenteeism. Local health offices were also assessed, Sligo/ Leitrim was in the amber zone, the category which needs improving.