Marymount University Hospital & Hospice (“Marymount”) provides specialist palliative care services and services to care for dependent older people. Its origins date back to 1870 with its foundation by the Religious Sisters of Charity in Cork. The original hospital was built on the north side of the city but the service relocated in 2011 to purpose-built, modern, high-quality facilities in Curraheen, Cork. Marymount is an independent voluntary hospital with University status and is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. It is a section 39 organisation under the Health Act 2004 and works closely with the statutory health services in the provision of care. Marymount is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors with expertise in numerous areas; it is operated by a CEO, executive management team and staff of 300 whole time equivalents.
Marymount Hospice serves as a centre for coordinating the delivery of specialist palliative care services across all care settings in Cork. Our services are consultant-led and comprise:
Our services for older people provide expert care for the older adult with various complexities. We typically provide inpatient care for those with high dependency and medically complex illness needing extended care. We have a medical officer on site and the service has a full time Assistant director of nursing (ADoN). The person in charge (PIC) is the Director of Nursing (DoN). This service is fully HIQA compliant (link to HIQA inspection). We provide the following: