Private Hospitals’ contribution to the Irish Healthcare System

PHA members operate almost one-third of acute and psychiatric hospital facilities in Ireland. We provide high quality, value-for-money health care to a significant proportion of the Irish population.

  • We care for c. 1 million patients every year
  • We provide 1 in every 5 hospital beds in the country
  • We make c. 750,000 bed nights available to the Irish healthcare system annually
  • We carry out c. 300,000 theatre procedures per year
  • We complete c. 2,000,000 diagnostic tests per annum
  • We employ over 9,500 people across Ireland
  • We undertake 50% of all heart surgeries and 65% of all spinal surgeries conducted each year
  • We have a proven track record of investing in leading edge technology and expertise and are internationally accredited so as to deliver best quality care to patients
  • We actively contribute to development of national policies and guidelines through our engagement with the Department of Health and forums such as the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC) and the National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) and the Mental Health Commission (MHC)