St. Brigid's Hospital

St Brigid's Hospital
Co Laois Ms Mary Ferns Mr Nick Devery

Tel: 057 86 46717

Hiqa Reports

St. Brigid.s Hospital, is a unit for Care of the Older Person, which provides continuous care for older people in the local community.

St. Brigid’s Hospital is a two-storey over basement building that was originally opened as a tuberculosis sanatorium in 1932.

It subsequently closed in 1968 and re-opened as a residential service for older people in 1970.

The occupancy has since been reduced to 32

Residents’ bedrooms are located on both floors.

Female residents occupy bedrooms on the ground floor and male residents live on the first floor.

Bedroom accommodation had recently been reconfigured and now in total there are two six-bedded rooms, one four-bedded room, one three-bedded room, four twin rooms and five single rooms.

Additional facilities provided include a sensory garden and a mortuary which are also located at the rear of the main building.

Ample parking for staff and visitors is located to the front of the building.

St. Brigid’s Hospital is located in a rural setting approximately 7 kilometres from Portlaoise, County Laois.

Information courtesy of HIQA reports and other sources.

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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