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Services at St Patrick’s, Lucan

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services provides a wide range of inpatient and day service treatment and recovery programmes for people experiencing mental health difficulties.

All our adult inpatient and day services can be accessed at both our St Patrick’s University Hospital and St Patrick’s, Lucan campuses, with our multidisciplinary teams offering high-quality, holistic care and treatment for depression, anxiety disorders, addiction and dual diagnosis, bipolar mood disorder, and more.

Accessing our Services

When you make an adult inpatient referral to St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, the patient will be admitted to either approved centre at St Patrick’s University Hospital or St Patrick’s, Lucan. Both campuses provide identical services, with the exception of the acute adult services provided through the Dean Swift Ward in Saint Patrick’s University Hospital.

St Patrick’s University Hospital

St Patrick’s University Hospital is based on Steeven’s Lane, between Heuston Station and St James’ Street in Dublin 8. This 241-bed hospital is Ireland's largest independent not-for-profit mental health hospital, delivering a comprehensive range of mental health services.

St Patrick’s, Lucan

St Patrick's, Lucan is a 52-bed hospital set in its own grounds, near the N4 interchange at Lucan, County Dublin.

Consultants in St Patrick’s, Lucan

Dr Noel Kennedy

Dr Noel Kennedy is a general adult psychiatrist who has overseen the development of the Mood Disorders Programme in St. Edmundsbury Hospital where he has worked as a consultant psychiatrist for the past 11 years. He also fulfils the role of Deputy Medical Director and is a member of the Clinical Governance Committee of SPHMHS. His clinical expertise is in the assessment and treatment of resistant mood disorders, particularly depression. Dr. Kennedy's research interests are in the epidemiology treatment and outcome of depression and bipolar disorder and he has published extensively in these areas. Dr. Kennedy undertook his undergraduate training in Dublin University (TCD), before undertaking a Master degree in pharmacology in University College Dublin and a medical doctorate on the outcome of mood disorders in Dublin University. He later trained as a psychiatrist on the Dublin University Psychiatric Rotation before undergoing specialised psychiatric training in the University of Cambridge and the Institute of Psychiatry, London.

Dr Noel Kennedy is a general adult psychiatrist who has overseen the development of the Mood Disorders Programme in St Patrick’s, Lucan where he has worked as a consultant psychiatrist for the past 15 years. He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals on the epidemiology, treatment and outcome of mood disorders. He is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research and is a Senior Lecturer with Trinity College Dublin. His clinical expertise is in the assessment and treatment of resistant mood disorders, particularly depression.

Dr Sarah Prasad is a consultant in General Adult Psychiatry who has trained in cognitive behavioural therapy and who has an interest in the use of cognitive and behavioural models in combination with pharmacological treatments to treat particularly mood and anxiety disorders.  

Dr Prasad completed her speciality training in both Australia and Ireland.  Dr Prasad has her MRCPych. Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is also a member of the College of Psychiatrists in Ireland.  

Dr Maria Morgan

Dr Maria Morgan is a Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry who in addition has special interest in the treatment of severe and enduring mental illness, and medico-legal psychiatry.

Dr Morgan is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists UK and of the College of Psychiatry of Ireland. She is currently Chair of the Faculty of Social and Rehabilitation Psychiatry in the College. She was previously Lead Consultant in the Tribunals Section of the Mental Health Commission.

Dr Maria Morgan is a Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry who in addition has special interest in the treatment of severe and enduring mental illness, and medico-legal psychiatry.

Dr Morgan is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists UK and of the College of Psychiatry of Ireland. She is currently Chair of the Faculty of Social and Rehabilitation Psychiatry in the College. She was previously Lead Consultant in the Tribunals Section of the Mental Health Commission.

If you have any queries regarding the services available at either St Patrick’s University Hospital or St Patrick’s, Lucan, please call our Support and Information Line on 01 249 3333 or our Referral and Assessment Service on 01 2493635.

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Advocacy Update - June 2019

Support & Information

We provide free support and information for GP's and healthcare professionals regarding services available in St Patrick's.

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