St Vincent's Hospital, FairviewSt Vincent's Hospital, Fairview

Service Users & Carers

What to expect on admission

Patients are admitted under the care of a Consultant Psychiatrist and patient care is delivered by the multi -disciplinary team, which includes the consultant psychiatrist, non-consultant hospital doctors and nursing staff.

The multi-disciplinary team works closely with other staff from other disciplines including psychology and psychotherapy, Community Mental Health Nurses (CMHNs), Social work, Day Hospital staff, Physiotherapy and Pharmacy. Treatment will vary according to the specific needs of the patient but may include drug therapy and psychosocial interventions. The physical health of patients is also attended to, with routine physical examination carried out following admission.

All admissions to the hospital are on the basis of assessment by the sector consultant psychiatrist. If you require urgent assessment, please attend your local emergency department, where you may be referred for admission by the liaison psychiatry team.

Visiting Times
Visiting Times are from 2-4pm and 6-7:30pm daily. Visiting appointments are pre-arranged and can be booked in advanced with staff on each ward.

There are no direct buses to the hospital. The nearest buses go to Fairview or Drumcondra, about a 15 minute walk from the hospital. Clontarf and Connolly DART stations are approximately 25 minutes walk from the hospital.  See, for information on routes and timetables.

St Vincent's Hospital Fairview is a non-smoking campus.

Irish Advocacy Network

Advocacy is a supportive weekly service. It is available to stakeholders to empower them to speak up for self and to aid with decisions operating independently within the mental health services. Advice and support is given 1:1 or in groups on topics related to mental health especially the new Mental Treatment Act