Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

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Beaumont Hospital
Health Service Executive
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Beaumont Hospital, Dublin is located in Dublin
Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
Shown in Dublin
LocationBeaumont, County Dublin, Ireland
Coordinates53°23′28″N 6°13′20″W / 53.391142°N 6.222154°W / 53.391142; -6.222154Coordinates: 53°23′28″N 6°13′20″W / 53.391142°N 6.222154°W / 53.391142; -6.222154
Care systemHSE
Affiliated universityRoyal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Dublin City University
Emergency departmentYes
Opened29 November 1987; 34 years ago (1987-11-29)
Welcome to Beaumont Hospital bilingual sign

Beaumont Hospital (Irish: Ospidéal Beaumont) is a large teaching hospital located in Beaumont, Dublin, Ireland. It is managed by RCSI Hospitals[1] - one of the hospital groups established by the Health Service Executive. Its academic partner is the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

St. Joseph's Hospital (Raheny) is also under the management of the Beaumont Hospital Board.[2]


The planning for the hospital, which was commissioned to replace the Richmond Surgical Hospital and the Jervis Street Hospital began in 1977.[3] The design was based on the scheme for the Cork University Hospital. It was built at a cost of €52.7 million and was officially opened on 29 November 1987.[3] Beaumont Hospital took over management of St. Joseph's Hospital in Raheny in August 2004.[4]

The Dublin Brain Bank, a research facility for post mortem storage and examination of brain tissue, opened at Beaumont Hospital in October 2008.[5] A new cystic fibrosis unit opened at the hospital in December 2010[6] and a new radiation therapy unit for cancer treatment was established at the hospital in 2012.[7]

The Ashlin Centre, a new adult psychiatric facility, was built and opened to patients in 2014.[8]

The new RCSI Smurfit Building was opened on the Beaumont Hospital campus in 2018, built at a cost of €9.5 million.[9][10]


Beaumont Hospital employs approximately 3,000 staff.[2] It provides 820 beds, of which 631 are in-patient acute beds, while 110 are reserved for acute day cases. A further 10 beds are designated for in-patient psychiatric care.[11]

The hospital provides regional cancer services to the North East Region of the Republic of Ireland and was designated as one of Ireland's eight Cancer Centres of Excellence in 2007.[12] The Smurfit Education & Research Centre, established in 2000, is the principal clinical research centre on the site of Beaumont Hospital.[13]

Beaumont is the principal undergraduate and postgraduate medical training and research centre associated with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with whom it shares its campus.[13] It also provides clinical training for undergraduate nursing students from Dublin City University.[14]

It is the Designated Cancer Centre and the Regional Treatment Centre for Ear, Nose and Throat, and Gastroenterology.[2] It is also the National Referral Centre for Neurosurgery and Neurology, Renal Transplantation, and Cochlear Implantation.[2]


  1. ^ "Six hospital groups 'most fundamental reform in decades'". Irish Medical Times. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Beaumont Hospital - Welcome". Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Beaumont Hospital 1987-2017 Recollections at 30 years". Irish Medical Times. 11 January 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Report of the announced monitoring assessment at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, incorporating St Joseph's Hospital, Dublin" (PDF). Health Information and Quality Authority. 31 October 2013. p. 6. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  5. ^ "What I did today... Dr Mary McElroy Dublin Brain Bank". The Independent. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Beaumont Hospital opens cystic fibrosis unit". RTE. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Two radiation oncology centres opened". RTE. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Garland | Minister Reilly officially opens the Ashlin Centre". Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Beaumont Hospital -". Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  10. ^ "RCSI Smurfit Building Extension, Beaumont Hospital Campus - ORS | Assigned Certifier". ORS. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  11. ^ Beaumont Hospital Archived 2011-09-27 at the Wayback Machine voluntary hospital governed by Hospital Board and the Irish Health Service Executive
  12. ^ "Ahern says care is top priority in cancer plan". Irish Times. 21 November 2007. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  13. ^ a b "Smurfit Building, Beaumont Hospital". Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Clinical Placements Information". Dublin City University. Retrieved 4 May 2019.

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