Homecare Service

We have introduced a homecare service, offering all the elements of our inpatient programmes, but provided to you remotely in your own home.

This service involves the highest levels of one-to-one mental health support, delivered remotely through daily or more frequent contact over videocall and other technological channels.

We have also liaised with local pharmacies to safely arrange supplies of medication you may need as part of your support.

For more information on this and all our remote services, call us on 01 249 3333.

If you are a GP referring your patient to our remote services, please call 01 249 3635.

What can I expect from this service?

If you are availing of the homecare service, you will:

What can I expect from this service?

  1. Be assigned to one of our multidisciplinary teams (MDTs), which, depending on your needs, typically includes a consultant psychiatrist, nurse, occupational therapist, psychologist or social worker
  2. Be contacted by a member of your MDT at least once every day, by videocall where available and, where not, by phone
  3. Participate in an MDT meeting by video or phone at least once every week
  4. Have your medication and prescribing reviewed as regularly as other inpatient service users, with measures to ensure you receive any new medication being followed through
  5. Receive appropriate individual therapy sessions with members of your MDT, delivered by videocall
  6. Be provided with ongoing psychotherapeutic interventions, delivered remotely
  7. Have support available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

How do I access the service?

Currently, unless your mental health need indicates that you would benefit more from treatment onsite, we are recommending the homecare service for all adult and adolescent referrals.

How do I access the service?

Referrals are provided from your GP or healthcare provider.

We understand that, with the current public health challenge, you may experience difficulty in getting an appointment with your GP or you may prefer not to visit your GP surgery. If this is the case, and if you require care and treatment for your mental health, you can contact our Support and Information Line from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, by calling 01 249 3333 or emailing info@stpatsmail.com: our team will be able to assist in processing your referral.

If you need immediate mental health support or if you have an urgent query in relation to referrals or treatment outside of these hours, please call 01 249 3200.

All new referrals for inpatient services are being reviewed by a consultant psychiatrist and a team of experienced clinicians to ensure best practice.

The service is supported by the main health insurers. If you have a question about health insurance, you can refer to our health insurance information.

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St Patrick’s University Hospital

Support and Information

Take your first step by making a call: speak to a mental health professional today

01 249 3333 info@stpatsmail.com

Referral and Assessment Service

Referral and Assessment Service: contact us for queries regarding referrals to our service

01 249 3635