Marymount University Hospital & Hospice (Marymount) provides specialist palliative care services and services to care for dependent older people. We are located within a state-of-the-art facility providing specialised and expert care to a population base of 560,000 people.
An independent voluntary hospital governed by a voluntary Board of Directors, Marymount works closely with the statutory health services, is a section 39 organisation under the Health Act 2004 and a registered charity.
Its origins date back to 1870 with its foundation by the Religious Sisters of Charity in Cork. The original hospital was built on the north side of the city on Wellington Road. The service relocated in 2011 to purpose-built, modern, high-quality facilities in Curraheen, Cork.
As the specialist palliative care service for Cork city and county, Marymount Hospice serves as a centre for co-ordinating the delivery of palliative care services across all care settings in Cork. Our services include a 44-bed in-patient unit, a day care service (day hospice), an out-patient department, community-based services and bereavement and family support services. For older people, Marymount Hospital provides long-term care, respite and palliative care support services.
Amidst the development to date of Marymount, what has remained constant is the immeasurable work done by the staff to care for people with a life-limiting illness and for older people, as well as advancing care practice through education and research.
Marymount's Vision is to be a world-class provider of specialist palliative care and to optimise our older person care, extending our services so those we serve can receive the support they need. To lead research and education in palliative care to advance our knowledge and evidence-based practice.
Marymount has a multidisciplinary team supported by a large team of volunteers. The Hospital is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors and Managed by an Executive Committee.
[Web-Dorado_Zoom]One of our core values is accountability. We are committed to being a high-performing, trustworthy and transparent organisation in every aspect of our work, finances and governance.
Marymount has an established Education Department and Marymount clinicians regularly publish and present on their areas of expertise in specialist palliative care.
Marymount's work regularly features in the media as does promotion of our upcoming events and fundraising initiatives.