Inpatient Unit

Admissions and Referrals

There are many reasons why admission may be advised to Marymount University Hospice, these include;

  • Control of symptoms including pain.
  • Specialised care at any stage of your illness.
  • Specialised care and support for you and your family in the final phase of your illness

It is not unusual for patients to be discharged home from Marymount following alleviation of symptoms.

For patients at home, admission to the unit may be organised in the following ways:

  • By the General Practitioner (G.P.) who will make the appropriate referral to the hospice directly.
  • By the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care or the Community Palliative Care Service in collaboration with your General Practitioner.

For patients in another hospital, admission is arranged in the following way:

The Consultant in the acute hospital liaises with the team at Marymount or with the Clinical Nurse Specialist in the acute hospital. The specialist Consultant in Palliative Medicine will visit the patient in the acute hospital (Mercy University Hospital, Cork University Hospital, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital or Bons Secours Hospital). If admission is advised, transfer to Marymount is arranged as soon as a bed becomes available.



There are forty four beds in the Inpatient Unit, all are single rooms with ensuite facilities.

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For further information contact:

General Hospice Queries

Tel: (021) 4501201

Palliative Care Admissions

Audrey Allen- Assistant Director of Nursing
Tel: (021) 4501201

Ward Managers

St Catherine’s Ward
Ger O’Farrell  Acting CNMII
Tel: (021) 4501201

St Christopher’s Ward
Orla Coleman CNMII
Tel: (021) 4501201