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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Sacred Heart Hospital

formally known as the Sacred Heart Home

Sacred Heart Hospital Carlow Date centre was first established: April 1989

Sacred Heart Home formally Carlow Barracks in Barrack Street. Source: County Carlow Military Museum

The Sacred Heart Hospital is a single-storey building. Currently it has a total capacity for 81 residents.  The centre provides long-term care, rehabilitation and respite services. These services are usually provided to persons over 65 years of age; however some persons under the age of 65 years are offered rehabilitation services.

All residents for long-stay admission receive a multi-disciplinary assessment prior to admission. There is also a day hospital which provides places for nine persons and also provides a range of multi-disciplinary team outpatient clinics for wound care, diabetes, fall prevention, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, chiropody, Parkinson's disease, cardiac disease and 24-hour blood pressure monitoring. On entering the building there is a reception area and reception desk.

The office of the person in charge and administrative offices are located close by. There is a conference room, an oratory and a room of repose on the main corridor. There is a hairdressing room and multi-purpose room which is also used for staff training and education. A visitors’ room with a sofa bed can be used by relatives to stay over when necessary. Tea and coffee-making facilities are also available. There is a large catering department which caters for other HSE hospitals in the area. Each of the units has its own kitchenette.

Source of images: Google Street View maps

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