Acute Hospitals

The Acute Hospitals Division works closely with the Hospital Groups to deliver hospital services throughout the country.
These services include Inpatient Scheduled Care, unscheduled/emergency care, Maternity Care Services, Outpatient and diagnostic services.  

 The Acute Hospital Divisions priorities include:

  • Improving waiting times for access to care in public hospitals
  • Ensuring the Hospital Groups are fully operational, with quality and patient safety at their core
  • Strengthening financial accountability, human resource planning and overall performance
  • Continuing the development of the new Children’s Hospital

Interim National Director Acute Services, Mr. Liam Woods
The Dargan Building, Heuston South Quarter, Military Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8. Tel: 076 69

Read more about Acute Hospitals.


Three times daily, at 8am, 2pm and 8pm, Acute Hospitals record the number of patients awaiting admission to an inpatient hospital bed.

This system known as TrolleyGAR (Green, Amber, Red) also displays thresholds for each Hospital. This enables daily monitoring of Hospitals by tracking performance throughout the day. It also helps to inform hospitals in terms of required escalation measures.

Check the latest figures on

Read or download the weekly INMO Trolley Data