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The Ashlin Centre, a new inpatient psychiatric unit for North Dublin Mental Health Services (NDMHS) has opened to patients

The Ashlin Centre, a new purpose built, inpatient psychiatric unit for North Dublin Mental Health Services (NDMHS) has opened to patients.

From Wednesday evening, 21st May, acute inpatient treatment and care for NDMHS general adult and psychiatry of old age services will be provided in this new centre.

The new unit, located on the Beaumont Hospital Campus replaces the acute inpatient unit formerly located in St. Ita’s Portrane (and which was located on a temporary basis since 2011 in the Joyce Rooms St. Vincent’s Fairview and Hawthorn Unit Connolly Hospital pending the completion of this new unit).

This new facility will serve a population of approximately 250,000 people in the North Dublin area.  The building of this new unit is in line with the national mental health policy ‘A Vision for Change’.

The Joyce Unit, a general adult psychiatric admissions unit, on the ground floor comprises 38 single ensuite rooms.  The Sheehan Unit, also on the ground floor, is a separate unit dedicated, to psychiatry of old age with six single ensuite rooms.

The new centre also has an extensive activities area including an Art room, project room, sensory room, conference room and four courtyard gardens.  This uniquely designed mental health facility will provide a safe and therapeutic environment to facilitate service users journey to recovery.

Ann Martin
Press Officer
HSE Dublin North East