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Approval for New Hospital Licensing Framework Welcomed

Private Hospitals Association Welcomes Government Approval for New Hospital Licensing Framework Patient Safety & Licensing Bill – Essential to Improve Standards of Care in Hospitals The expected announcement today of Cabinet’s approval of the Heads of the Patient Safety & Licensing Bill represents an important step, particularly in the bid to raise performance standards in…


About the Private Hospital Association

The Private Hospitals Association (PHA) is the representative body for the independently-funded hospital sector in Ireland. Our member hospitals play an essential role in the delivery of acute and mental health services, accounting for almost one-third of the acute hospitals in Ireland and employing close to 20% of staff in the sector.

Our hospitals:
Offer over 1,000,000 bed nights to the Irish healthcare system each year
Care for over 400,000 patients annually
Carry out over 250,000 surgical procedures including over half of all spinal and cardiac surgeries
Are fully accredited by internationally recognised accreditation bodies
Employ over 8,000 highly-trained, professional staff across the country