Merlin Park Hospital

Merlin Park Hospital
Patient Accounts Office
Unit 5 and 6
Merlin Park

Ms Mary McHugh

Tel: 091 524222 ext: 5566

Hiqa Reports

Merlin Park units 5 and 6 are located in a single-storey building which opened in the 1940s as a tuberculosis hospital and was later used as an orthopaedic and paediatric unit.

The Units became residential centres for older people in 1988.

There are 52 residential places including two dedicated places for the delivery of palliative care.

The building is wheelchair accessible and parking for staff and visitors is provided.
At the rear of the building there is a secure landscaped garden and a patio area with seating. Residents can access this area from both conservatories.

A resource centre and day-care centre are located on the grounds of Merlin Park Hospital and residents from the centre may attend if they so wish.

A church, coffee shop, pedestrian walkways and public transport are also available within the grounds.

Units 5 and unit 6 are located on the Merlin Park Hospital site and are situated approximately 5 kilometres from the centre of Galway City.

Information courtesy of HIQA report.

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To get further information from HIQA:
Call the advice line: 021 240 9660
Email: [email protected]
Postal Address:
The Office of the Chief Inspector,
Health Information and Quality Authority,
Social Services Inspectorate, 1301 City Gate,
Mahon, Cork.

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What is the Nursing Homes Support Scheme?

The Nursing Homes Support Scheme provides financial support towards the cost of long-term nursing home care. Under the scheme, people who need nursing home care have their income and assets assessed, and then make a contribution towards the cost of their care based on their assessment.

The HSE will pay the rest, if any, of the costs of their care in designated public and approved private nursing homes covered under the scheme. People can choose care in any of the nursing homes included in the scheme provided that the nursing home can cater for the person's particular needs and that it has a place available for the person.

As the budget for this scheme is fixed each year, at times a waiting list for financial support may be in place