When Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and noted author, founded St. Patrick’s Hospital over 270 years ago, he did so because he recognised that people with mental health difficulty needed a specialist service to provide care, treatment and a voice.
Today, the Hospital is Ireland’s largest, independent, not-for-profit mental health service and aspires to be the recognised leader in:
- the provision of quality mental health care
- the promotion of mental health awareness
- the protection of the rights and integrity of those experiencing mental health difficulties
Now known as St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services through its association with Trinity College Dublin, the Hospital is driven by the same vision, energy and determination first demonstrated by Dean Swift in 1746.