St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview

St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview (Irish: Ospidéal Naomh Uinseann, Fionnradharc) is a small psychiatric hospital in Fairview, Dublin, Ireland.

St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview
St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview is located in Dublin
St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview
Shown in Dublin
Geography
LocationFairview, Dublin, Ireland
Coordinates53°22′00″N 6°14′38″W / 53.366685°N 6.24399°W / 53.366685; -6.24399Coordinates: 53°22′00″N 6°14′38″W / 53.366685°N 6.24399°W / 53.366685; -6.24399
Organisation
TypeSpecialist
Services
SpecialityPsychiatric Hospital
History
Opened1857
Links
Websitewww.stvincentshospital.ie

HistoryEdit

The hospital was established, following a bequest by Elizabeth Magan (sister of the informant, Francis Magan), at Richmond House in Fairview in May 1857.[1] The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul were responsible for its operation from its founding, but following a its decision to become a voluntary hospital in 1974, the daughters left in May 1998.[2] The hospital is mentioned in James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man published in 1916.[2]

After the introduction of deinstitutionalisation in the late 1980s the hospital went into a period of decline.[3][4] However a new adolescent inpatient unit was opened in 2009.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Collins, Aidan (2007). St Vincent's Hospital, Fairview - An Illustrated History 1857-2007. Albertine Kennedy Publishing with Duke Kennedy Sweetman. ISBN 978-0906002117.
  2. ^ a b c "St. Vincent's Hospital, Fairview". Royal College of Psychiatrists. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  3. ^ "After the Asylum". Irish Times. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  4. ^ Cotter, Noelle (2009). "Transfer of Care? A Critical Analysis of Post-Release Psychiatric Care for Prisoners in the Cork Region" (PDF). University College Cork. p. 5. Retrieved 29 May 2019.

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