Heather House Community Nursing

Heather House Community Nursing Unit

Contact: Joan Somer Meaney

Tel No: 021 4927950

Hiqa Reports

Heather House is situated on the north side of the city in a residential area about 2 miles from the centre of Cork city on the campus of St. Mary.s Health Camus (formerly St. Mary Orthopedic Hospital in Gurranbraher).

Heather House Community Nursing Unit is a two-storey, new purpose-built designated centre opened in April 2011. This nursing unit is for the care of Older Persons who require long stay care.

A computer/telephone/resource room is located off the main corridor area and will provide computer and telephone access for residents.

Patio doors from the dining room open up on to a large patio area and then into an enclosed garden area with some raised flower beds and garden furniture.
At the other end of the building is a sitting room which also has access to an enclosed garden.

Information courtesy of HIQA reports and other sources.

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Residential Care Inspections

A copy of each report can be obtained online at:


To get further information from HIQA:
Call the advice line: 021 240 9660
Email: [email protected]
Postal Address:
The Office of the Chief Inspector,
Health Information and Quality Authority,
Social Services Inspectorate, 1301 City Gate,
Mahon, Cork.

Public Bed Register: HSE South

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Public Nursing Homes Cork

For further information on Irish Nursing Homes in Ireland feel free to check out the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) website.

The address is http://www.hiqa.ie

Below are some links relevant to the nursing home and the healthcare sectors.

What is the Nursing Homes Support Scheme?

The Nursing Homes Support Scheme provides financial support towards the cost of long-term nursing home care. Under the scheme, people who need nursing home care have their income and assets assessed, and then make a contribution towards the cost of their care based on their assessment.

The HSE will pay the rest, if any, of the costs of their care in designated public and approved private nursing homes covered under the scheme. People can choose care in any of the nursing homes included in the scheme provided that the nursing home can cater for the person's particular needs and that it has a place available for the person.

As the budget for this scheme is fixed each year, at times a waiting list for financial support may be in place