Sacred Heart Hospital (Roscommon)

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Sacred Heart Hospital
Health Service Executive
Geography
LocationRoscommon, Ireland
Organisation
Care systemHealth Service Executive
Hospital typeNursing Home
Services
Emergency departmentNo
Links
WebsiteLink

The Sacred Heart Hospital is a state-run nursing home in Ireland, located just outside Roscommon town.

The structure was built in the 1840s as a workhouse for the poor of the region.[1] It was later converted for use as a tuberculosis hospital and as a mental home, and eventually used for rehabilitative services and care of the elderly. In 2011, it catered to one hundred patients,[2] though this figure is reportedly due to be reduced by 10% in 2012.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Main Record - County Roscommon - Sacred Heart Home, Roscommon, County Roscommon". National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH). Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  2. ^ "Labour Court recommendations, 28th February 2011". Labour Court, Ireland. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  3. ^ "10 beds to close at Sacred Heart Hospital in Roscommon". Midwest Radio 96.1fm. Retrieved 2012-05-24.