About The Association

Founded in 1988 and originally named the Independent Hospitals Association of Ireland (IHAI), the Association has co-ordinated the representation of private hospitals for nearly 30 years and offered a forum for exchange of information and best practice between members throughout that time.  Over recent years it has become increasingly involved in contributing to the formulation of various aspect of Health Policy.   In 2016 the Association resolved to change its name to the Private Hospitals Association.