Referral to respite beds is arranged through the person’s Public Health Nurse and the Nursing Home Support Office.
In order to access a continuing care bed each person must submit an application to the Nursing Home Support Office (Fair Deal). Once the first approval letter (2.4) has been received you are welcome to contact Marymount to discuss putting your name on the list for continuing care.
Marymount holds this information on a waiting list and it may be some time before a bed becomes available. At times when the list is very large it may close for a period of time
A limited number of non-NHSS beds may also be available.
These beds are accessed through referral to the Palliative Care Consultants, either in the acute hospitals or in the hospice.