Shiel Community Hospital

Shiel Community Hospital
Sheil Hospital
Co Donegal

Ms Donna Reid
Ms Gwen Mooney

Tel: 071 9851300

Hiqa Reports

The Sheil Community Hospital is located on the outskirts of the town of Ballyshannon.

The hospital provides a wide range of services to the local community.

This includes accommodation for 33 residents who need long-term continuing care or short-term care for respite, assessment, convalescence or rehabilitation purposes.

There is one place allocated for palliative care.
The other services provided on site are community out patient services such as dentistry, physiotherapy, x-ray and a day hospital that accommodates up to 20 clients daily.

The hospital building dates from 1894.
It is a large two-storey, over-basement design that has been converted and modified over the years.

It is set in spacious grounds with a garden area that has been developed for residents use.

There is car parking space to the front and side of the building.

The Sheil Community Hospital is located on College Street a short distance from the main shopping area and business premises in Ballyshannon.

Information courtesy of HIQA reports and other separate sources.

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Postal Address:
The Office of the Chief Inspector,
Health Information and Quality Authority,
Social Services Inspectorate, 1301 City Gate,
Mahon, Cork.

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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.

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