St Patrick's Hospital Lucan

St Patrick's Hospital Lucan is one of our three approved inpatient centres.

The hospital provides a comprehensive range of mental health services: inpatient care (52 beds), day patient programmes, and outpatient Dean Clinic services that cater for a wide range of mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, alcohol/chemical dependence, dual diagnosis, the mental health of older adults, and bipolar mood disorder.

Treatment and care is provided by multidisciplinary teams consisting of psychiatrists, registrars, ward based nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists, cognitive behavioural therapists and family therapists. Accommodation is mainly in ensuite single rooms.

  • Find us

    St Patrick's Hospital Lucan is based in Lucan, County Dublin. It is set in its own grounds near the N4 interchange at Lucan at the address of Old Lucan Road, Lucan, County Dublin.

    Hospital visiting times

    Our usual visiting hours are between 2pm and 5pm, and from 6pm to 8.30pm. However, visiting is currently only open in the St Patrick's University Hospital campus.

    Please check our latest visiting guidelines before coming to the hospital.

  • Care teams

    Care and treatment is delivered by our multidisciplinary teams (MDTs).

    What is an MDT?

    “A mental health team comprising of a variety of professional staff.  Core team members should include: psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, clinical psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists.  Other special therapists may also be available”.         

    Mental Health Commission (2009:13)

    What is the role of the MDT?

    The different professions all have different areas of expertise, so that they can combine their skill sets if necessary to tackle complex and challenging mental health conditions. MDTs meet regularly to discuss their work with individuals so that each service user has a care plan best suited to their individual needs.

  • Our facilities

    Occupational Therapy

    Occupational therapy aims to contribute to your sense of wellbeing, independence and satisfaction in daily life.

    Art Room

    Information Centre

    The Information Centre provides information on mental health and hospital services, as well as a range of mental health books.


    The oratory is open daily and Mass is celebrated weekly.

    GP Primary Care Service

    Service users in St Patrick's Hospital Lucan can avail of the GP Primary Care Service in St Patrick’s University Hospital, which has been operating since 2015 in the main hospital building. The aim of the service is to improve the physical health of our service users. 

    The GP is available for morning or afternoon clinics, Mondays to Fridays. There are two Practice Nurses who are available 9am to 5pm, Mondays to Fridays. This is an appointment only service, and referrals can be made through any member of your MDT.

    Internet access

    We offer computer use and Internet connectivity for service users.


    Our campus includes access to natural environments which reduce stress, improves mood and cognitive performance.

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