Castlecomer District Hospital

Castlecomer District Hospital
Co Kilkenny

Ms Julie Meally Mr Pat Shortall

Tel: 056 44 41246

Hiqa Reports

Castlecomer District Hospital is situated in north Kilkenny, catering for many types of patients.
It has a home from home atmosphere.

The building in which the centre is located was first opened in 1853 as a workhouse, to serve the local community, and has been in operation since then under various governance bodies.

Admission to the hospital is via the multidisciplinary committee in the local acute hospital service, the general practitioner (GP) or public health nurse (PHN) referral.
On the day of this inspection, there were 15 residents in total comprising of the four long-stay and nine residents receiving respite or convalescent care.

The centre is located in the village of Castlecomer, 15 miles from Kilkenny town.

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Residential Care Inspections

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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 South

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Public Nursing Homes Kilkenny

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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