A new building which will provide 50 replacement Older Persons residential beds and a new 50 bed rehabilitation unit, is well under way by Peamount Healthcare at its campus in Newcastle, Co. Dublin.
CEO Suzanne Corcoran said, “We look forward to opening this new state of the art hospital facility in 2019.”
This developmentwill be a support to the acute hospital system for the early transfer of patients for follow on care.
The new build commenced in October 2017 and will be completed in April 2019.
The €24 million development is co funded by the sale of lands belonging to Peamount Healthcare and a significant capital investment from the Health Service Executive.
Peamount Healthcare, an independent voluntary organisation, has a long history dating back to 1912 when the facility opened as a Tuberculosis Sanatorium. It quickly became the largest such unit in Ireland and developed as a centre of excellence delivering high quality care to patients and service users and this ethos continues.
In the 1960s, Peamount changed service direction and opened residential services for Intellectual Disability.
Since that time services have expanded and developed and now include:
- Rehabilitation Care for Respiratory and Age Related Conditions
- Residential Services for Long Stay Neurological Disability
- Residential Services for Long Stay Age Related Conditions
- Residential Services for Intellectual Disability
- Community Outpatient Services
Operating in partnership with the HSE, Peamount Healthcare currently has 219 beds between campus and community services. with a headcount of 540 employees.