Ennistymon Community Nursing Unit

Ennistymon Community Nursing Unit
Co Clare

Ms Noreen O Regan

Tel: 065 7071622

Hiqa Reports

Ennistymon Community Hospital is a two-storey building dating back to the 1840s when it opened as a workhouse.

For decades the building was used as a hospital until it became a residential centre for older people in 1976.

There are places for 27 residents providing long, short-term and palliative care.

Accommodation for residents is on the ground floor and consists of one eight-bedded room, one seven-bedded room, three twin-rooms, one four-bedded room and one single room.

None of these bedrooms have en suite facilities.

The centre has its own bus provided from fundraising by ‘The Friends of Ennistymon’.
The bus is used to transport day-care attendees to and from the centre and is also used for residents’ trips and outings.

Ennistymon Community Hospital is set in large landscaped gardens.

The building is wheelchair accessible with ramps provided at all entrances. Parking is available in several car parking areas.

Ennistymon Community Hospital is located about 2 km outside the town of Ennistymon in North Co. Clare.

Information courtesy of HIQA reports and other sources.

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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