Sacred Heart Hospital

Sacred Heart Hospital
Old Dublin Road
Co Carlow

Ms Anne Commerford Ms Eileen McGuill

Tel: 059 91 36330

Hiqa Reports

The Sacred Heart Hospital is a single-storey building. Currently it has a total capacity for 81 residents.

The centre provides long-term care, rehabilitation and respite services.
These services are usually provided to persons over 65 years of age; however some persons under the age of 65 years are offered rehabilitation services.

All residents for long-stay admission receive a multi-disciplinary assessment prior to admission.

Sacred Heart unit is a 28-bedded unit; 21 beds are designated for females and seven for males.
Residents’ accommodation comprises five five-bedded wards, two single rooms and one twin-bedded room, each of which has en suite toilet, shower and wash-hand basin.

Ample car parking space is located to the front. There is a large enclosed garden for all residents.

Residents in each of the units have access to smaller gardens which are planted with shrubs and flowers and provide garden seating.

The Sacred Heart Hospital is located in Carlow town, approximately half a kilometre from the town centre.

Information courtesy of HIQA reports and other sources.

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Health Information and Quality Authority,
Social Services Inspectorate, 1301 City Gate,
Mahon, Cork.

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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.

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