St. Dympna's Hospital

St. Dympna's Hospital/ Carlow District Hospital

St Dympna's Hospital
Athy Road
Co Carlow

Mr Tim Healy Ms Eileen McGuill

Tel: 059 91 36330

Hiqa Reports

Carlow District Hospital was officially opened in 1975.

It is housed in a single-storey building which also provides facilities for Caredoc, a physiotherapy department and a number of out-patient clinics.

It had capacity for 28 residents.

Carlow District Hospital aims to provide services for the following categories of care:
palliative (two beds); respite (14 beds); convalescence (14 beds); and young chronic sick (2 beds).

It does not aim to provide long-term residential care.
The admission and discharge policy states that the maximum length of stay for respite, convalescence and palliative care is two weeks, six weeks, and six to 12 weeks respectively.

No maximum length of stay is set for what is called “extended care”.

There is an enclosed garden with seating, which residents can access from a number of rooms in the centre of the building.

CCTV cameras are used to monitor the entrance to and exterior of the building.
Ample car parking facilities are available in the immediate vicinity of the building.

Carlow District Hospital is located on the grounds of a large health campus on the Athy Road in Carlow Town.

Information courtesy of HIQA reports and other sources.

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