Leopardstown Park Hospital

Leopardstown Park Hospital
Dublin 18

Martin Cannon

Tel: 01 2160522 (am only)

Hiqa Reports

Leopardstown Park Hospital was originally a two-storey stately home.

In 1917 the house and grounds were bequeathed in trust to the Irish government.
The British Ministry of Pensions built and developed the building into a hospital for the care and treatment of soldiers who had been injured in the British armed forces.

The hospital continued to operate for more than 50 years catering for ex-service personnel.
By the early 1970s the number of residents had decreased to less than half of the total beds in use.
In 1979 the Irish Minister for Health appointed a Board of Management to Leopardstown Park Hospital Trust.

This board took over full responsibility for the running of the hospital under licence from the Leopardstown Hospital Trust.

At that time, a decision was made to accept residents from the civilian population - however disabled ex service personnel have priority of admission.

The old part of the building, known as the main house, is a two-storey building, while the hospital extension section is single-storey.

Leopardstown Park Hospital is located in the suburb of Foxrock in south County Dublin just off the M50 motorway and adjacent to the Leopardstown Racecourse.

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