St. Vincent's Hospital Athy

St Vincent's Hospital
Woodstock St
Co Kildare

Director of Nursing: Ms Sinead Lynch
Hospital Manager: Maura Beegan

Tel: 059 86 43000

Hiqa Reports

St. Vincent’s Hospital was an old workhouse built in the 1840s and a listed heritage site.

With the exception of the Hospital Chapel, all residential accommodation was removed from the original ‘workhouse’ building in the early 1970s into purpose built pre-cast units located to the rear of the original building.

The centre has capacity for 125 residents.

The services provided at the centre are as follows:
long term residential care for people over 65 years (110 places) this includes three beds for care for young people with chronic illness and a dementia specific unit for people under and over 65 years (10 places), including one bed for respite.

The remaining 15 beds are for respite care for people over 65 years.

There is a day centre with capacity for 25 people per day.

The centre is built on extensive grounds with several landscaped garden areas and there is ample parking available.

St. Vincent’s Hospital is located in a residential area approximately half a mile from Athy town in County Kildare.

Information courtesy of HIQA reports and other sources.

Residential Care Inspections

A copy of each report can be obtained online at:

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.

Public Bed Register: HSE Dublin Mid Leinster

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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