Abbeyleix District Hospital

Abbeyleix District Hospital
Co Laois

Ms Mary Lawlor Mr Nick Devery

Tel: 057 87 31204

Hiqa Reports

Abbeyleix Community Nursing Unit is a residential care unit, caring for persons over the age of 65 years who are from the catchment area of the unit.

The aim of Abbeyleix Community Nursing Unit is to provide a comprehensive service which is underpinned by the principals of person centred care as well as dignity and respect for all.

They recognise the uniqueness and talents of each individual and respond in a meaningful way by promoting their independence and choice in a comfortable homely setting.

Each resident is encouraged to direct their own lives according to their level of dependency, supported by their families, and friends and staff.

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

Abbeyleix District Hospital |
Public Nursing Homes Laois

For further information on Irish Nursing Homes in Ireland feel free to check out the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) website.

The address is

Below are some links relevant to the nursing home and the healthcare sectors.

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