Beaumont Hospital

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History

Beaumont Hospital was planned, commissioned, and built from 1978 to 1984. The design of the hospital is almost an exact replica of that used in the building of the Cork University College Hospital (Wilton) in the early 1970s. It is one of the largest acute general hospitals in Ireland.  The Hospital opened its doors to the public on 29th November 1987 following the closure and transfer to Beaumont of two city centre hospitals - the Charitable Infirmary in Jervis Street and St Laurence's (the Richmond).

Beaumont Hospital has a bed complement of 820. We are the National Centre for Neurosurgery, Renal and Pancreatic Transplantation and Cochlear Implantation. The Hospital provides a 24-hour emergency service for its own catchment area of approximately 250,000. An average 60 patients per day are admitted for trauma or elective treatment, making it one of the busiest general Hospitals in the country.

One of the most significant developments since Beaumont opened was the acquisition of St Joseph’s Hospital, Raheny, in 2004.  This hospital has 70 beds and serves as both a rehabilitation facility for elderly patients and for  non-urgent elective surgery. 

In 2007, a major development was announced where Beaumont, along with seven other hospitals, was designated as a Centre of Excellence for Cancer Services.