St Edmundsbury Hospital is one of St Patrick’s Mental Health Services’ three approved centres.
The hospital provides a comprehensive range of mental health services; inpatient care (52 beds), day patient programmes, and outpatient Dean Clinic community services that cater for a wide range of mental health issues 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 en-suite single rooms.
St Edmundsbury Hospital is based in Lucan, County Dublin. It is set in its own grounds near the N4 interchange.
St Edmundsbury Hospital is based in Lucan, County Dublin. It is set in its own grounds near the N4 interchange at Lucan.
St Edmundsbury Hospital
Old Lucan Road
Hospital visiting times
2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
6.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Occupational therapy aims to contribute to your sense of wellbeing, independence and satisfaction in daily life.
The Information Centre provides information on mental health, 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
St Patrick’s University Hospital has been operating a GP Primary Care Service since 2015, in the main hospital building. The aim of the service is to improve the physical health of our Service Users. The service is available to admitted Service Users in both St Patrick’s University Hospital & St Edmundsbury Hospital, Lucan.
The GP is available for morning or afternoon clinics, Mondays to Fridays. There are 2 Practice Nurses who are available 9am-5pm, Mondays to Fridays. This is an appointment only service & referrals can be made through any member of the Service User’s Multi-disciplinary Team within St Patrick’s Mental Health Services.
Internet Access for Service Users
St. Patrick's Mental Health Services offers computer use and Internet connectivity for service users.
Exposure to natural environments reduces stress, improves mood and cognitive performance.
At St Patrick's Mental Health Services Care Teams are Multidisciplinary.
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. The multidisciplinary team meet regularly to discuss their work with individuals so that each service user has a care plan best suited to their individual needs.
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