Address:
Douglas Road
Cork
Co. Cork

Person in Charge: Neil Mackay

Telephone No: 021 4966555

Email: neil.mackay@hse.ie

Website : www.hse.ie

Nursing Home Type : Public

Participation in Nursing Home Support Scheme/A Fair Deal: Yes

Nursing Homes Ireland Member : No

Last updated : 29-03-2014

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St. Finbarr's Hospital

St. Finbarr's Hospital has a residential hospital facility on site which caters for older persons who require a high level of person centred nursing and medical care. Persons admitted to the hospital are of maximum nursing and medical needs dependency. Our care philosophy is to embrace positive ageing and person centred care.

The services provided are at the centre for Gerontology developments in Cork and the hospital is progressive in the needs of the resident patients, of the wider community and has close linkages with Cork University Hospital and University College Cork.

The hospital functions as a hospital and is not a nursing home. The Hospital is also supported by the 'Friends of St. Finbarr's' voluntary groups who organise and fund raise on behalf of the resident patients to enhance their social lives and provide additional comforts and supports. Our services are provided by experienced and qualified nursing staff, multi-disciplinary teams and Consultant Geriatrician lead medical teams.

St. Finbarr's is able to look after those resident patients at times when they become unwell and would normally require treatment in an acute hospital; offering Consultant medical care and expert nursing care to meet their acute and continued nursing / medical needs.

Accommodation:

Bedrooms Accommodation

Number of beds:
237
Single Rooms with bathroom en-suite:
8
Single Rooms without bathroom en-suite:
14
Double Rooms with bathroom en-suite:
0
Double without bathroom en-suite:
5
Triple Rooms:
5
Larger Rooms:
27
Overnight facility for visitors if required:
Yes
Room temperature can be controlled on a room by room basis:
No
Residents can have some personal items of furniture and furnishings:
No
Ability to choose own bed times:
Yes
Residential couples can be accommodated together:
No
Visiting spouses can stay overnight:
No
Resident single rooms have lockable doors:
No
All resident rooms have an emergency call system:
No
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Management:

Policy

A welcome programme to help new residence to adjust:
Yes
Residents are given a copy of the nursing home's Statement of Purpose:
Yes
Resident belongings and property are covered by nursing homes insurance:
Yes
Personal laundry service available:
Yes
A quiet room available an alternative to television room:
No
Easy access to local amenities:
Yes
Access to Daily Newspaper/Weekly Magazine:
No
There is an established and active independent resident council:
Yes
There is complaints procedure for residence if required:
No

Privacy, Security & Safety

Residents have access to and can manage personal finances:
Yes
Residents have a private secure place to keep personal belongings:
Yes
Staff knock before entering resident's rooms:
Yes
Nursing home has a security monitoring system:
No

Visitors

Room / area for private visit:
No
Children allowed visit:
Yes
Easily accessible by public transport:
Yes
Designated Visitor Parking:
Yes
Visiting by pets allowed:
No

Meals

Flexible mealtimes:
Yes
Menu choice available:
Yes
Meals can be taken in residents own room on request:
Yes
Specific diets catered for:
Yes
Visitors allowed to dine with relatives: 
No

Communication

Staff Understand and Speak Irish:
No
Staff Understand and Speak English:
Yes
List of languages staff can understand and speak:
The hospital has a multi-cultural workforce and has access to translation services as necessary.

Religion

Religious ethos:
Multi-denominational
Religious services are held weekly:
Yes
There is an oratory in the nursing home:
No
Community prayer meetings are held regularly:
Yes
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Health Care Services:

Care Types Provided

Long-Term Care:
Yes
Nursing Care:
Yes
Respite Care:
Yes
Convalescent Care:
No
Dementia Care:
Yes
Palliative Care:
Yes
Specialist Care:
"Rehabilitation, Day Hospital, Gerontological Nursing and medical care All care requirements are under the care of the Consultant Geriatricians.
High Dependency Care:
No
Step-down Care:
No
Day Care:
No

Medical Services:

Designated Visiting Doctor:
Yes
Resident have access to Own Doctor:
No
Registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day:
Yes
Individual Contracts of Care are developed:
Yes
Care Plans are reviewed every three months with residents:
Yes
Residents can self manage prescribed medication:
No
Flu Vaccinations Available:
Yes

Additional Services:

Services provided by GMS or privately at an additional cost to residents

Chiropodist:
Yes
Dentist:
Yes
Dietician:
Yes
Occupational Therapist:
Yes
Optician:
Yes
Physiotherapist:
Yes
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Activities and Leisure Time

Leisure Time

Has a safe and easily accessible outside garden for residents use:
Yes
Has easy access for wheelchairs and walking frames:
Yes
Has an activities programme that allows for regular excursions:
Yes
Residents have access a library facility:
No
Hairdresser or Barber that visits at least monthly:
Yes
Pampering room available:
No

Activities

Music & Dance:
Yes
Arts and Crafts:
Yes
Other leisure services:
Community Meetings:
Yes
Daily Exercise Programme:
Yes
Evening Entertainment:
No
Pet therapy:
No

Quality Programmes

Activity Coordinator:
Yes
Advocacy Service:
Yes
'Essence of Care' programme:
Yes
'Ten Steps to Healthy Ageing' programme:
Yes
Reminiscence Therapy:
No
Sonas:
No

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