The Physiotherapy Department provides a service to the

  • Palliative Care Inpatient Unit
  • Day Care unit
  • Long-stay and Respite patients in the Service for Older People.

Staff includes a physiotherapy manager, four part-time senior physiotherapists and one physiotherapy assistant in the palliative care unit and two part time senior physiotherapists in the elderly care unit.

Aim of Physiotherapy

To enhance the quality of life for each individual patient, by helping them to attain their optimal level of function and independence, whatever their physical capabilities.


People may undergo periods of inactivity or reduced levels of activity for a variety of reasons, such as ill health, fatigue, pain, or recent fracture/injury. This may have a detrimental effect on their quality of life. The aim of rehabilitation is to try to restore the individual to their optimal level of function, so that they can lead full, active and enjoyable lives. This may be achieved by the provision of an individual patient assessment and treatment plan, which may include:

  • Individualised exercise programmes
  • Mobility assessment
  • Management of breathlessness (dyspnoea) and chest secretions
  • Fatigue management
  • Anxiety management
  • Lymphodema management
  • Anxiety management
  • Advice on the prevention and management of falls
  • Provision of equipment
  • Patient/carer advice
  • Pain and other symptom management

For further information please contact;

Siobhan O’Mahony – Physiotherapy Manager


Tel: (021) 4869100