St. Vincent's Psychiatric Hospital, Fairview
is a small psychiatric hospital
It is located in the north-central part of Dublin
city and was founded in 1857 by The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul
, who were responsible for its operation until 2001.
Although it retains a small private ward, its main role has evolved to provide in-patient and day-patient services for the Health Service Executive
, Ireland's state health provider. A six-bedded inpatient unit for 16-18 year olds was opened in 2009. There is also a day-patient adolescent service based on the campus. Dublin city adult psychiatric services are sectorised with St. Vincent's providing services for the North Inner city, Fairview, Clontarf, Drumcondra
, Millmount, Beaumount and Ballymun areas.
A psychotherapy service is also based on the campus. There is a research centre specialising in Neuroendocrinology
. The hospital provides undergraduate experience for medical students from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and University College, Dublin
. Non-consultant hospital doctors are prepared for membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
.It is an examination centre for that college and for the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland. Nursing students from Dublin City University
are also trained.
Although it provides services for the HSE, St. Vincent's remains a charitable institution with a Board of Management and a panel of Trustees.
Located off the Richmond Road on Convent Avenue, close to... Read More