General Information

One of the noticeable features of the interior of Saint John of God Hospital is the comfortable sitting rooms, television lounges and discrete sitting areas which you will find located throughout the building. Murals and artwork are complimented by an open and welcoming environment.

Coffee Shop

Our spacious Coffee Shop is much frequented by patients and visitors alike. Tea, coffee and snacks are served in the Coffee Shop from 10.00am to 7.30pm Monday to Sunday. Daily newspapers are also available.

Vending machines provide soft drinks, sweets and cigarettes. Visitors and patients are reminded that the sale or use of alcoholic drink in the hospital is strictly forbidden. 


The Pharmacy, located on the ground floor, stocks a large range of toiletries. Medicated products must be prescribed by the doctor.  The Pharmacy can supply discharge or outpatient prescriptions for patients with private prescriptions, Cluain Mhuire prescriptions or the Drug Payments Scheme.

Opening Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (Closed for Lunch 1.00-2.00pm)

Medications: View general information on all medications in use in St John of God Hospital here.

Lithium Information Booklet

To download the Lithium Patient Information Booklet, click here.  

Printing Instructions:  This is formatted as an A5 booklet.  File→Print→Print on both sides of paper→Flip on Short Edge

Dining room

Breakfast 8.30am (Sundays: 9.00am) Lunch 12.30pm (Sundays: 12.45pm) Tea 5.30pm. Special dietary requirements are catered for. Please discuss such requirements with the nursing staff. Visitors may use Angulo’s Restaurant between 12 noon and 1.30pm and between 5.00pm and 5.30pm.


Information regarding laundry facilities can be obtained from nursing staff.


Appointments to attend a local dentist may be arranged.


Appointments may be arranged.

Hairdressing salon

A modern hairdressing salon is situated in the Occupational Therapy Department on the lower ground floor. Please consult the notice for opening hours.

Beauty therapy

Beauty therapy facilities can be made available by contacting the nurse in charge on your ward.

Aromatherapy/ Massage therapy

Appointments can be made at the Occupational Therapy Department.

Internet access

Internet access is available in the Occupational Therapy Department.


There is limited paid parking available for visitors travelling by car to Saint John of God Hospital.

For inpatient admissions, we would kindly request that you do not park for your length of stay.  Parking Rate: €25 per day.


The resource of a patient advocate is available to all patients within the hospital. Contact details are available from the clinical nurse manager or your primary nurse.


There are resident Catholic Chaplains and a chaplaincy team available. Arrangements can be made for patients of other denominations to be visited by their clergy. St. Brigid’s Church (Church of Ireland) is situated about 100 metres from the hospital entrance.Their clergy provide a chaplaincy service and visit the hospital frequently. St. Brigid’s Rectory telephone number is 01-288 1091.


Mass is celebrated in the hospital at: 5.00pm on Monday to Friday 10.00am Saturday 10.00am on Sunday Sunday Mass is celebrated in the wards for patients who are unable to go to the chapel.


In the interest of your safety and security, CCTV, identified by appropriate signage, is in operation within the hospital.

Useful Information

Social Welfare Disability Certificates: You are entitled to benefit from the Department of Social Welfare if you are a subscriber to RSI. Disability certificates are available from the Accounts Office.They will be issued weekly and forwarded to the Department of Social Welfare on request.

Fire Drill

Fire drills are conducted regularly. If one is scheduled during your stay, you will be advised on the proper safety procedure including evacuation of the ward or hospital. Your attention is drawn to the Evacuation Procedure displayed in each area.

Cost of Admission / Payment Method

An estimate of the cost of your admission can be provided to you by the Accounts or Admissions Office at 01-277 1400.

Payment can be made in three ways:

  1. Private Health Insurance – see list of providers below
  2. Non-insured patient of the Cluain Mhuire Community Mental Health Service

It is essential that a patient knows their level of insurance cover as all policies vary. Some policies may pay one hundred per cent of the costs; others may only pay a percentage, resulting in the patient/policy-holder incurring a significant payment upfront. Where there is a shortfall on the policy, you will be required to pay this on admission. Your insurance company can provide details on the level of cover provided in the policy.

Saint John of God Hospital deals directly with the following private health insurers:

  • VHI (Voluntary Health Insurance)
  • Laya
  • Aviva / Irish Life Health
  • ESB Medical Provident Fund
  • Saint Paul’s Garda Medical Aid Society
  • Prison Officers’ Medical Aid Society
  • Non-Insured Patients

The Hospital does not run a walk-in assessment unit.

Saint John of God Hospital

Tel: 01 2771400
Fax: 01 2881034

Admissions Office

Tel: 01 2771450
Fax: 01 2771455

Psychology Services

Tel: 01 2771440
Fax: 01 2885107

Adolescent Assessments

Tel: 01 2771544
Fax: 01 2771637

Data Protection Officer

Tel:  01 6392958

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