Admission Policy


This is a service provided to patients who have completed their acute medical care in an acute hospital but require rehabilitation in advance of discharge home. The period of rehabilitation will be determined based on referral and assessed need but will be for a maximum period of 6 weeks

Residential Care

Admissions to residential care are under the “Fair Deal” Scheme. The waiting list for Leopardstown Park Hospital is maintained by the HSE. Contact details:

Siobhan O’Sullivan
Local Placement Forum Co-Ordinator VII
HSE Community Healthcare East
Block B
Civic Centre
Main Street
Co. Wicklow A98 X329

T: (01) 2744247

Please register your interest in a residential place in the Hospital with the local placement officer. Fair Deal funding must be approved prior to admission to the Hospital. A contract of care must be signed in advance of admission.

Clevis Welfare Home

Admission to the Clevis Welfare Home is by the Selection Committee which includes Hospital and Health Services Executive (HSE) representatives, and meets on a regular basis to consider applications. Applications are made through the Acute Hospitals and HSE Community Services.
Clevis Application Form
FAQ Clevis
Information Booklet

There is a charge which is assessed prior to admission.

Respite Care

This is a planned short admission which allows the carer at home to have a break. Care will normally be on an inpatient basis for one or two weeks. Applications are made through the HSE community services. Leopardstown Park Hospital is required under the Health (Charges for In-Patient Services) Regulations 2005 as amended (2011 Health Amendment Act), to charge people receiving inpatient respite care services, where this service has been availed of for more than 30 days in a calendar year. The charge that is to be applied for respite care in Leopardstown Park Hospital, on a 24 hour, 7 day basis, is €25 per day.

Glencairn Day Centre

Referrals to the day care service are made via the acute hospital services and HSE community services. The objective of the day care service is to prevent isolation of clients by improving their quality of life and maximizing independence. A transport service is available when the client has no other means of attending. There is a small charge for transport and lunch

Mon - Fri

Social Day Care services are provided and, in addition, may include limited nursing care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, medical social work services, hairdressing, social activities and transport services.

Sat – Sun

Social Day Care is also offered on Saturday and Sunday. Additional services not available on a weekend.

Carman Day Care Dementia Service

Referrals to the day care service are made via the acute hospital services and HSE community services. This is a specialised day service, which provides support to those with dementia and those who care for them. A secure and caring environment is provided in the Carman Centre on a day care basis. Limited respite care is also available for those who attend. Transport and lunch are provided at a minimal cost.

Irish & British Armed Forces Ex-Service Personnel

Eligibility for services remains the same as for all applicants.However priority of admission is given to Irish & British ex service personnel in line with the legislative basis for the Hospital. If a potential resident, patient or client was a member of the Irish & British forces please make this clearly known when applying for services.