St. Ita's Community Hospital

St. Ita's Community Hospital
St Ita's Hospital
Co Limerick

Ms Breda O Keeffe
Ms Catherine McAuliffe

Tel: 069 62311

Hiqa Reports

St. Ita's Community Hospital is a residential care unit for the elderly which caters for the west Limerick area.

St Ita’s Community Hospital is part of the Health Service Executive (HSE).

The centre accommodates 102 residents.

Services provided include 10 respite, three convalescence and 75 continuing care beds for a total of 88 residents, and the remaining 14 are admitted for assessment and rehabilitation requiring short-stay only, and not included in the designated centre for inspection purposes.

St Ita’s Community Hospital was established in 1841.

In 1974, a new unit of 110 beds was built. In 1989 and 1990, the assessment and rehabilitation unit and day hospital was established.

There is a new palliative care unit, called the Jasmine Suite.

Information courtesy of HIQA reports and other separate sources.

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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 West

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Public Nursing Homes Limerick

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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