Overview of Peamount Healthcare
Peamount Healthcare is an independent voluntary organisation that operates in partnership with the HSE CHO7 and the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group to provide a range of health and social care services. There are 265 beds between campus and community services with a headcount of circa 650 employees.
During its long and distinguished history, Peamount Healthcare has seen many changes in the range of services it provides. Today the focus of Peamount Healthcare’s services is on helping people to live more independently. Peamount Healthcare is a registered charity and is directly funded by the HSE under Section 38 of the Health Act 2004.
Peamount Healthcare’s Vision, Mission, Values & Strategic objectives were defined within the context of the new opportunities presented by Sláintecare, the Managed Clinical Rehabilitation Network, the Clinical Care Programmes in Respiratory and Older Persons, Rehabilitation Medicine, National Disability For a, HIQA Standards and regulatory requirements.
Vision - Transforming lives through innovative and compassionate care.
Peamount Healthcare will deliver innovative models of care in rehabilitation and residential within fit for purpose accommodation to enable the provision of specialised evidence based services.
Mission - Peamount Healthcare is a leader in specialist rehabilitation, residential and community services, empowering each individual to live a full and meaningful life.
Peamount Healthcare’s mission confirms our commitment to deliver high quality, person-centred services, while striving to support the independence and dignity of each service user.
Overview of services
Rehabilitation Age Related Services
Peamount Healthcare is an established rehabilitation provider within HSE CHO7 of Consultant led interdisciplinary Age-Related care. The older person rehabilitation beds are supporting the rehabilitation needs of the DMHG. Case-mix varies as this is a flexible rehabilitation unit. The main patient cohorts are:
• Orthopaedic, stroke rehabilitation and general deconditioning following an acute medical/surgical admission.
• Older person’s rehabilitation following acquired disability/deconditioning from serious falls with fractures not warranting surgical intervention.
• Direct admission for rehabilitation from Older Persons Community Intervention team or via TUH Emergency Department (GEDI)
• ANP led Community Rehabilitation Inpatient Specialist Programme (CRISP) – pilot programme for direct access from GP’s
Rehabilitation Respiratory Services
Consultant led interdisciplinary Respiratory Rehabilitation services are provided covering the following cohorts:
• COPD, Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease and Neuromuscular Diagnosis.
• Inpatient polysomnography for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea evaluation and treatment.
• Oxygen therapy assessment for long term oxygen therapy.
• Uncontrolled symptoms or frequent exacerbations.
• Respiratory clinics with referrals from local GPs or Consultants in acute hospital services. (Sleep Clinic/COPD Clinic, Nurse led Clinics, Asthma/allergy clinic and Respiratory/Physiotherapy clinic)
Rehabilitation Neuro Services
Consultant led, interdisciplinary Neuro Rehabilitation services opened with a 10 bed unit in 2020 as part of the managed clinical rehab network and provide level 2a specialist rehab services for patients under age 65 covering the following cohorts:
• Traumatic Brain Injury/ Hypoxic brain injury
• Neurological conditions
• Infection/ Inflammation
• Post Covid Neuropathy
Bed numbers will increase to 15 in 2022
Rheumatology Rehabilitation and ambulatory care
There is a planned service development in 2022 with TUH to develop Consultant led, interdisciplinary Rheumatology Rehabilitation services with funding approved for 10 beds, an infusion suite and ambulatory services.
Residential Older Persons Service
50 bedded HIQA registered older person consultant led interdisciplinary residential service between two units, Mountain View and Meadow View (formerly St. Patrick’s and St. Ciaran’s). Residents from these units transferred to the Aberdeen Centre in March 2020.
Residential Neurological Service
HIQA registered 19 bedded consultant led interdisciplinary residential service for people with long term neurological conditions (progressive and traumatic) in St. Bríd’s unit.
Residential Intellectual Disability Service
Onsite and community HIQA registered services for older people with an intellectual disability within 7 designated centres. Medical support is provided by a local General Practitioner service.
Health & Wellness Centre
The onsite Health and Wellness Centre supports the provision of health and wellbeing for individuals with a disability and provides opportunities and services to the wider community.
Older Person Day Service
The Day Service provided is based on a social model and available to older people living in the local community.
Meals on Wheels
Peamount Healthcare provides an average of 315 meals per week for older people living alone in three locations: Rathcoole, Lucan and Clondalkin.
Primary Care GP Referral Services
• General Radiology
• Phlebotomy Service
Education & Research: Partnering with academia (TCD, RCSI) to support education, learning, research and evidence based care.
Peamount Healthcare are in the process of developing phase 2 strategic plan to further develop rehabilitation, integrated models of ambulatory care and innovative residential services for older persons and residents aging and ID