Galway University Hospital is the main hospital in Galway and offers a range of services, ranging from emergency to elective inpatient and outpatient care. It has 708 beds available. Since its opening in 1956, the hospital provides 24/7 acute surgery, medicine and critical care. It is recognised for its higher medical training in all specialities.
The hospital also contains a designated cancer centre under the HSE’s cancer control strategy. Galway University Hospital provides as a teaching hospital for the National University of Ireland, Galway, which takes in 190 student doctors every year.
Visiting times to the hospital are from 2 to 4pm and 6.30 to 8.30pm and only 2 visitors are allowed to a patient at a time.