Leopardstown Park Hospital
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About Leopardstown Park Hospital

In October 1917 Gertrude Dunning gifted Leopardstown Park, a magnificent country manor set in 100 acres of parkland, to the British Ministry of Pensions. Prompted by the devastation of the First World War, the gift came with a single condition – the house and its grounds were to be used to treat soldiers who had been disabled while serving with the – 

Leopardstown Park House

Hospital Grounds


Dear Potential Colleague, As Director of Nursing and Person in Charge it’s my great pleasure to give you some information regarding Leopardstown Park Hospital. By joining a large complex organisation you would be working with many disciplines all of whom aim to provide the highest level of service to our residents, families, service users through collaborative team working. This is a very exciting time in the Hospitals proud and long history. We are at the early stages of a redevelopment programme, not just replacing existing buildings, but also staff development to meet the new demands of a 21st Century service in the Care of the Older Person and to make Leopardstown Park Hospital an enjoyable and exciting place to work and to foster pride in the services. We understand that working in a health service can be very demanding and so we are cultivating a more caring environment for all staff and to care for each other as we strive to achieve the highest standard of care we can. We want to engage with you and ensure you feel valued as we journey along this path of service redevelopment and improvement. We encourage respect and understanding of each other whether resident, family member, visitor or colleague. As a management team we encourage feedback though our various fora and committees If you join us, we will engage with and assist you in your career development to make a real difference. I wish you a long, enjoyable and fulfilling career and also that you give serious consideration to a role in Leopardstown Park. Yours sincerely, Adrian P. Ahern Director of Nursing, Person in Charge


Dear Potential Colleague, I wish to thank you for your interest in joining the Leopardstown Park Hospital Team. Leopardstown Park Hospital has a strong reputation for delivering high quality, person centred care across a range of specialist older persons’ services. These include rehabilitation, respite and residential inpatient services and also general and dementia specific day services. The Hospital is located on a fabulous site in South Dublin, close to excellent transport links. The Hospital operates with the support of the skills and expertise of a Senior Management Team, a comprehensive multidisciplinary clinical team, i.e. medical officers and consultant support (psychiatry of old age, opthamology and geriatrics), physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, dietetics, medical social work, pharmacy, podiatry and a wide range of support and administrative staff. The Hospital has always been innovative in its approaches and boasts an electronic patient record, very well established quality and risk management structures and processes (including use of trend analysis for key areas of identified focus), and a commitment to the support and development of staff across the organisation. There are key nursing leads in the areas of tissue viability, nurse prescribing, quality and patient safety and infection prevention and control to name a few. There is internal delivery of key training including CPR, manual handling and infection prevention and control. The Hospital is facing into a period of redevelopment which will result in fully replacing the existing Hospital with a purpose built modern facility in the medium term. All employees will play a role in these developments. Within the context of ever an increasing older demographic, there are likely to be further opportunities for the Hospital to expand its role within the older person’s field of practice. We will be looking for the highly motivated and committed individuals to join our team to support the organisation in its strategic aims and delivery of care. We have great pride in the delivery of the highest quality of care and also an ongoing focus on continuous improvement in line with best practice. We believe in attracting and developing our people and to building and maintaining strong and effective working relationships both within and external to the Hospital. Working at LPH offers all employees the opportunity to make a real difference on many levels: professionally, personally and societally. I wish you every success in your job search and I hope you will consider advancing career at Leopardstown Park Hospital. Yours faithfully, Ann Marie O’Grady Chief Executive Leopardstown Park Hospital

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