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Address:
St. Mary Campus
Phoenix Park
Dublin 20

Person in Charge: Rosemary Reynolds

Telephone No: 01 6250300

Email: rosemary.reynolds@hse.ie

Nursing Home Type : Public

Participation in Nursing Home Support Scheme/A Fair Deal: Yes

Nursing Homes Ireland Member : No

Last updated : 05-02-2014

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Phoenix Park Community Nursing Unit

Phoenix Park Community formally known as "St. Mary’s Hospital" is located in the Phoenix Park, close to the Chapelizod entrance to the park.

St Mary’s Hospital was built in 1769 and was originally the Royal Hibernian Military School. The building was subsequently developed as a hospital by the Irish Army and in 1948 the hospital was transferred to the Dublin Health Authority and developed as a Chest Hospital. In 1964 the hospital became a facility for older people.

St Mary’s Hospital primarily provides accommodation to dependent older persons. The designated centre within St Mary’s Hospital comprises a number of wards. Teach Iosa  and Teach Chara are is  modern purpose-built facility that opened in 2008 and 2009,  in Teach Iosa, there is also a coffee shop in the foyer which allows residents, staff and visitors to meet socially. Recreational opportunities are provided to residents in Deer Park Lodge.

 

 

Accommodation:

Bedrooms Accommodation

Number of beds:
186
Single Rooms with bathroom en-suite:
102
Single Rooms without bathroom en-suite:
4
Double Rooms with bathroom en-suite:
12
Double without bathroom en-suite:
0
Triple Rooms:
0
Larger Rooms:
14
Overnight facility for visitors if required:
Yes
Room temperature can be controlled on a room by room basis:
No
Residents can have some personal items of furniture and furnishings:
Yes
Ability to choose own bed times:
Yes
Residential couples can be accommodated together:
Yes
Visiting spouses can stay overnight:
Yes
Resident single rooms have lockable doors:
No
All resident rooms have an emergency call system:
Yes
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Management:

Policy

A welcome programme to help new residence to adjust:
No
Residents are given a copy of the nursing home's Statement of Purpose:
Yes
Resident belongings and property are covered by nursing homes insurance:
Yes
Personal laundry service available:
Yes
A quiet room available an alternative to television room:
Yes
Easy access to local amenities:
No
Access to Daily Newspaper/Weekly Magazine:
Yes
There is an established and active independent resident council:
Yes
There is complaints procedure for residence if required:
Yes

Privacy, Security & Safety

Residents have access to and can manage personal finances:
No
Residents have a private secure place to keep personal belongings:
Yes
Staff knock before entering resident's rooms:
Yes
Nursing home has a security monitoring system:
No

Visitors

Room / area for private visit:
Yes
Children allowed visit:
Yes
Easily accessible by public transport:
No
Designated Visitor Parking:
Yes
Visiting by pets allowed:
Yes

Meals

Flexible mealtimes:
No
Menu choice available:
Yes
Meals can be taken in residents own room on request:
Yes
Specific diets catered for:
Yes
Visitors allowed to dine with relatives: 
Yes

Communication

Staff Understand and Speak Irish:
Yes
Staff Understand and Speak English:
Yes

Religion

Religious ethos:
Multi-denominational
Religious services are held weekly:
Yes
There is an oratory in the nursing home:
Yes
Community prayer meetings are held regularly:
Yes
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Health Care Services:

Care Types Provided

Long-Term Care:
Yes
Nursing Care:
Yes
Respite Care:
No
Convalescent Care:
No
Dementia Care:
Yes
Palliative Care:
Yes
Specialist Care:
High Dependency Care:
Yes
Step-down Care:
No
Day Care:
No

Medical Services:

Designated Visiting Doctor:
Yes
Resident have access to Own Doctor:
No
Registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day:
Yes
Individual Contracts of Care are developed:
Yes
Care Plans are reviewed every three months with residents:
Yes
Residents can self manage prescribed medication:
Yes
Flu Vaccinations Available:
Yes

Additional Services:

Services provided by GMS or privately at an additional cost to residents

Chiropodist:
Yes
Dentist:
Yes
Dietician:
Yes
Occupational Therapist:
Yes
Optician:
Yes
Physiotherapist:
Yes
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Activities and Leisure Time

Leisure Time

Has a safe and easily accessible outside garden for residents use:
Yes
Has easy access for wheelchairs and walking frames:
Yes
Has an activities programme that allows for regular excursions:
Yes
Residents have access a library facility:
Yes
Hairdresser or Barber that visits at least monthly:
Yes
Pampering room available:
No

Activities

Music & Dance:
Yes
Arts and Crafts:
Yes
Other leisure services:
Yoga, Bingo, Mass and other religious services by arrangement
Community Meetings:
Yes
Daily Exercise Programme:
Yes
Evening Entertainment:
No
Pet therapy:
No

Quality Programmes

Activity Coordinator:
Yes
Advocacy Service:
Yes
'Essence of Care' programme:
Yes
'Ten Steps to Healthy Ageing' programme:
No
Reminiscence Therapy:
Yes
Sonas:
Yes

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