Older People Services in Cork South Lee

Services for Older People
The HSE provides a broad range of services for older people in our community, including in-patient acute services, step down and convalescent care, day services, rehabilitation, community services, home care and home helps.

Community Hospitals
These hospitals provide a wide range of services and are primarily focused on the needs of the elderly.
Services provided:

  • Assessment and Rehabilitation
  • Convalescent Care
  • Continuing Care
  • Respite Care
  • Highly Dependent/Terminally Ill Patients
  • Day Care

Bandon Community Hospital (023) 8841403
Kinsale Community Hospital (021) 4772202

Community Hospitals in South Lee

Bandon Community Hospital (023) 8841403
Kinsale Community Hospital (021) 4772202
St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Douglas Road, Cork (021) 4966555
Ballincollig Community Nursing Unit (021) 4620600
Heather House Community Nursing Unit (021) 4927950
Farranlea Road Community Nursing Unit (021) 4927651

List of registered Private Nursing Homes
St. Patrick’s Hospital, Marymount Hospice, Curraheen, Cork (021) 4501201

Hospitals and Homes for Older Person
There are a number of public nursing homes and long stay facilities in the area. There are also a large number of private nursing homes registered with the HSE. For a list of the registered private nursing homes in the area call the Continuing Care Unit, South Mall on (021) 492 1841.

Day Care Centres for Older Person

The main objectives of Day Centres are:

  • To provide a service such as a mid-day meal, a bath, physiotherapy,occupational therapy, chiropody, laundry and hairdressing
  • To promote social contact among the elderly and prevent loneliness.
  • To relieve caring relatives, particularly those who have to go to work, of the responsibility of caring for elderly persons during the day
  • To provide social stimulation in a safe environment for elderly people with
    mild forms of dementia.

People attending a Day Centre are generally active but many require assistance in some activity of daily living, such as preparing food, bathing or washing clothes. The development of Day Centres/Day Care Centres in Cork and Kerry has included Centres managed exclusively by the HSE, managed in partnership with voluntary agencies and Centres exclusively managed by Voluntary Organisations. There is variation in the staffing of these Centres and in the services they provide.

Day Care Centres in South Lee
Ballincollig Day Care Centre (021) 487 5959
St Luke's Day Care Centre (021) 435 9444
Turner's Cross Day Care Centre (021) 432 3436
Ballyphehane Day Care Centre (021) 431 1698
Bandon Day Care Centre (023) 52029
Carrigaline Day Care Centre (021) 437 3730


Community Intervention Team
This service provides supports to enable people to live independently when ill, avoiding a stay in an acute Hospital. Tel: (021) 492 7339

Home Care Package
A Home Care Package consists of a range of services put in place to assist the older person, who is the holder of a medical card, return to, and remain at, home. The package is tailored to meet the individual's assessed needs. The Home Care Package may consist of a range of services provided directly by the HSE Southern Area, services provided by voluntary groups/organisations, payments of cash grants to facilitate the patient's family to purchase a range of services/supports, or a combination of these.

Home Care Packages differ from the normal care in the community in that they allow for the provision of enhanced services, beyond the normal levels available in the community, to assist with the transition between hospital and home or to prevent or delay admission to acute hospitals or continuing care. Contact your Public Health Nurse at your Local Health Centre.

Hospice Care
Hospice Care is provided to people and families in the last days of their lives. It is a sensitive and holistic service, delivered either in a hospice or at home and designed to give comfort and dignity.

Marymount University Hospital & Hospice, Curaheen, Co. Cork. Tel: (021) 450 1201