Minister Brady opens new facilities at Beaumont Hospital
Aíne Brady, TD, Minister for Older People and Health Promotion, today (Thursday 11th June 2009) officially opened the new purpose built Heart Failure Unit at Beaumont Hospital.
The new unit will house the Heart Failure service which has been in place in the Hospital for two years. Minister Brady welcomed the fact that the service has dramatically reduced re-admission rates for patients attending the service within this period.
Minister Brady stated that “It is testament to the work of the staff in this service that within the first year re-admission rates were reduced by 81% and only 12 % of patients were re-admitted in the second year”.
The Minister highlighted further benefits of this service, stating that “Patients and families also report improvements in their quality of life, improvements in their abilities to self manage the condition within the community setting, and improvements in adherence to treatment.