Press Release

Minister O´Malley congratulates St. John´s Hospital on Quality Award

Mr Tim O´Malley, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, today (23 February 2004) offered his congratulations to St. John´s Hospital, Limerick, on receiving an accreditation award from the Irish Health Services Accreditation Board, (I.H.S.A.B.).

St. John´s is the first public hospital to receive this award since the establishment of the I.H.S.A.B. in 2002 by the Minister for Health and Children.

The award signifies that the Hospital meets the national standards of quality for acute care services and was achieved through the combined efforts of the entire organisation.

The award means that St. John´s has demonstrated to the Irish Health Services Accreditation Board that it:

  • has an extensive risk and safety programme
  • has a commitment to the continuous improvement of the quality of care and service delivered
  • is compliant with the national quality standards of the Irish Health Services Accreditation Board.

Minister O´Malley paid tribute, in particular, to the staff of the Hospital for their commitment to the provision of high quality and safe care.

“The staff at St. John´s could be justifiably proud of their achievement in becoming the first public hospital to receive the award, based on a comprehensive external evaluation of services standards” stated the Minister.