A Shift towards Outpatient Services, Non-operative Management and Improved Medical Therapies
We have made a protracted effort to initiate effective therapies that allow patients to be treated on an out-patient basis. Currently only 6% of patients seen are admitted to the hospital per annum, while only 5% will undergo surgery. Choosing the appropriate treatments has enabled us to continue to increase our limb salvage and survival rates in a cost-effective manner despite a fall in invasive treatments.
Our world-class out-patient vascular service is structured as follows:
Vascular Laboratory: This accredited lab uses non-invasive ultrasound scanning to provide emergency real-time vascular imaging for the West of Ireland.
ArtAssist Clinic: A dedicated innovative lower limb revascularization clinic, which run three days per week, The non-invasive ArtAssist device, first developed for NASA astronauts, enables us to treat patients in their own homes and has allowed us to enhance limb salvage and reduce the number of patients requiring major invasive limb salvage therapies
Wound Care: A specialist wound care clinic and veins unit is operational two days per week. It is run by a dedicated Nurse specialist who makes it possible to manage the vast majority of vascular related wounds as an out-patient service.