St Josephâ€™s Day Care Hospital for Older Adults
Care of the Elderly Programme
Beaumont Hospital is predominantly an adult hospital, although it does have a children's ward - St. Raphaelâ€™s.Â North Dublin has one of the country'sÂ largest populationsÂ of older people living inÂ its community and this demographic placesÂ added pressure on the hospital to provide extra care for this vulnerable sector of society.
In 2004,Â Â St. Josephâ€™s Hospital in Raheny was incorporated into the Beaumont Hospital campus. Being at a remove from the main hospital, it isÂ a quieter division of BeaumontÂ making itÂ more suitable for older adults.
ManyÂ elderly peopleÂ who currently attend Beaumont Hospital would greatly benefit if a Day Care Hospital was available to them.Â AÂ facility of this kind would allow them toÂ present daily for treatment rather thanÂ having to stay overnight in Beaumont and wouldÂ have theÂ added advantage of bringing care into the community and alleviating pressure on hospital beds.
With the support of a very generous donation to the Foundation of â‚¬1.5 million, made by aÂ relative of a late friend of BHF - we have been able realise this project onÂ a site situated on the grounds of St Joseph's Hospital.
The building has been designed. Planning permission has been granted. Staffing of the new facility has been committed and the building work has begun.Â Â
The new St Josephs Day CareÂ Hospital isÂ expected to open before the close of 2013.