To avail of a bed in Marymount University Hospital you must apply for government funding via the Nursing Home Support Scheme (NHSS), also known as “Fair Deal”.
- Step 1:
Contact the NHSS office and ask for an application form (NHSSI), see details below.
- Step 2:
Submit the completed application form to the NHSS Office.
- Step 3:
The NHSS support office will then process the application and a member of their clinical assessment team will assess the patient prior to the person being officially offered a NHSS bed. (The clinical assessment team will complete the CSARS form).
- Step 4:
You must now wait for a letter of approval* from the NHSS office and this letter will identify your weekly financial contribution (commonly referred to as 2.4 letter) – you can now contact the Assistant Director of Nursing and request to be put on a waiting list.
- Step 5:
Receipt of a letter of financial sanction** – you can now contact the Assistant Director of Nursing in Marymount (or another nursing home of your choice) to inform them that funding has been released***.
*NHSS approval is when you have been approved for funding
**NHSS sanction is when the money is ready to be drawn down from the NHSS
***At times when the list is very large it may close for a period of time
For further information please contact;
Continuing Care enquiries:
Chris Broderick – Assistant Director of Nursing
Tel: (021) 4501201
NHSS Office Contact Details:
Nursing Home Support Office,
Floor 1, Áras Sláinte, Wilton Road, Cork.