Psychiatric Unit, Beaumont Hospital

The Ashlin Centre, the new purpose built adult psychiatric admissions unit for North Dublin Mental Health Services will open to patients in late May.  The new unit, located on the Beaumont Hospital Campus, will replace the acute admissions service formerly provided in St Ita’s Portrane.

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, will be 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.

Plans are also underway to develop the first floor of the new unit.  This will include a new Renal Dialysis Unit for Beaumont Hospital as well as additional HSE Mental Health Services including a Psychiatry of Old Age Day Hospital, and a six bed Mental Health Intellectual Disability Admissions Unit.

The planning process for this proposal is currently underw