HBS Estates

Capital Projects

Our Estates team support major strategic service initiatives by delivering key projects and programmes of work.  Some of our current projects include

·                      National Paediatric Hospital

·                      Central Mental Hospital

·                      National Programme for Radiation Oncology

·                      Primary Care Strategy

·                      Mental Health Development Programme (supporting A Vision for Change)

·                      Reconfiguration of Acute Hospital Services

·                      Special Care and High Support Services for Children

The Capital Projects team provide expert advice to our customer in relation to the governance, design, planning, procurement, construction, equipping, commissioning and maintenance of healthcare facilities.   Our team can ensure that your capital programme is managed and procured in line with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform’s “Public Spending Code”.

In addition we can also assist you in developing strategies for alternative methods of funding e.g. Public Private Partnership and help you address existing infrastructural deficits with regard to clinical, HIQA and building standards.


Property Management

Our team in Estates provide a range of property management services to the 2,594 properties in the healthcare estate.  This involves agreeing and managing the capital plan for all property.  A property database for all HSE property has been developed allowing the team to track capital projects.  The team also have vast knowledge and experience in property transactions; they can assist you in ensuring that the property value of your organisation is maximised and in line with service needs.

Our team will ensure that your organisations compliance with clinical, infection control, accessibility and safety standards are cost efficient.  Our team are constantly developing and managing the sale of surplus assets and ensuring that all property transactions are carried out in line with the Property Protocol.


Fire Safety

Our team will ensure you are compliant with all relevant fire safety regulations providing advice and information based on your needs.  They have experience in setting up frameworks for design and commissioning of Alarm & Emergency Lighting.  We can assist our customers with the specification for fire alarm, maintenance of fire safety equipment, risk assessment and where applicable upgrading of systems.


Health & Safety (Infrastructural Risk)

Our Estates team will check that your buildings portfolio is compliant with best practice, design standards and regulatory guidelines, (Including Accessibility, Health & Safety, Fire Safety, HIQA, Infection Control, Local Authority and Planning requirements).  We can provide appropriate training in relation to these matters to your staff.

In addition our team have collaborated with the Health Protection and Surveillance Centre (HPSC)  to produce National Guidelines for the Prevention of Nosocomial Aspergillosis and  HPSC Guidelines on Prevention and Control of Infection Risks from Water Systems in Healthcare Facilities, standards for Air Handling Units, Arc Flash Analysis and grading studies on Hospital MV Systems which we share with our customer base.

We also prepare guidance notes on the importance of the build environment within Healthcare with regard to HCAI control and we summarise HIQA Requirements and SI associated with same.


Environmental Services

Our team in Environmental Services provide our customers with a safe working environment for their staff.  We can aid with reducing your costs by reducing waste handling and disposal volumes without compromising care standards.  Our team will ensure compliance with Environmental, Safety and Welfare legislation and Policies.  The team will assist you in monitoring performance and reviewing your Waste Management practises annually.  We will advise on waste minimisation, use of returnable packaging, re-usable products and recycling equipment within purchasing guidelines.


Maintenance and Technical Support

The Facilities Team work in partnership with our customer base across the health sector.  We are continually striving to establish best practice in facilities management.  Our services can assist you in sourcing appropriate contracts across a range of services from parking, security, cleaning, catering and laundry to plant and building maintenance.  We ensure that the buildings we manage are a safe and comfortable environment for your staff to work.  We also source bespoke facility solutions to meet the needs of the customer using providers under existing frameworks ensuring that should you choose us your organisation will benefit from economies of scale.

Estates Contact Us

Jim Curran

Head of Estates

Email: caroline.oxley1@hse.ie

Tel: 057-9359964

Assistant National Director Capital and Property- John Browner
Sir Patrick Duns, Grand Canal Street Lower, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 6424710        Email: john.browner@hse.ie

Chief Architectural Adviser - Paul de Freine
Sir Patrick Duns, Grand Canal Street Lower, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 6424713        Email: paul.defreine@hse.ie

Assistant National Director HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster 
26-29 Old Kilmainham Dublin 8
Tel: (01) 472 1710      

Assistant National Director Estates, HSE Dublin North East - Peter Smyth
Estates Dept., Bective St., Kells, Co. Meath.
Tel: (046) 925 1200     Email: peter.smyth@hse.ie

Assistant National Director Estates, HSE West - Joseph Molloy
Estates Dept., Main Building, Merlin Park Regional Hospital, Galway
Tel: (091) 775 710       Email: joe.molloy@hse.ie

Assistant National Director Estates, HSE South - Pat Mc Carthy
Estates Department, HSE South, 1st Floor, Block 2, St. Finbarr's Hospital, Douglas Road, Cork.
Tel: (021) 492 7212     Email: pato.mccarthy@hse.ie

Principal Quantity Surveying Adviser - Peter Finnegan
Sir Patrick Duns, Grand Canal Street Lower, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 6424708        Email: peter.finnegan2@hse.ie

Deputy Chief Architectural Adviser – Eleanor Masterson
Sir Patrick Duns, Grand Canal Street Lower, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 6424707        Email: eleanor.masterson@hse.ie

Estate Managers – There are 17 Estate Managers, 12 Regional and 5 Corporate

Corporate Estate Managers

Environmental Services – Helen Maher
Estates Department, 1st Floor, Block 2,St. Finbarr's Hospital, Douglas Road, Cork.
Tel: (021) 4927210      E-mail: helen.maher2@hse.ie

Fire Safety – Aidan O’Connor
Sir Patrick Duns, Grand Canal Street Lower, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 6424750        E-mail: aidan.oconnor2@hse.ie

Health, Safety & Infrastructural Risk – Gareth Davies
Estates Office, Merlin Park University Hospital, Galway
Tel: (091) 775430        E-mail: gareth.davies@hse.ie

Engineering Adviser M&E – Jim Murphy
Sir Patrick Duns Hospital, Lower Grand Canal Street, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 6424709        E-mail: jim.murphy2@hse.ie

Quantity Surveying Adviser – Breid Hancock
Sir Patrick Duns Hospital, Lower Grand Canal Street, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 6424717        E-mail: breid.hancock@hse.ie

Corporate Estate Manager Property – Tony Kelly
Sir Patrick Duns Hospital, Lower Grand Canal Street, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 6424721        E-mail: tony.kelly@hse.ie

Regional Estate Managers

NorthDublin City– Paul Flood
Estates Dept, Unit 7 Swords Business Campus, Balheary Road, Swords, Co Dublin
Tel: (01) 8131860        E-mail: paul.flood@hse.ie

DublinNorth East – John Browne
Estates Dept, Unit 7 Swords Business Campus, Balheary Road, Swords, Co Dublin
Tel: (01) 8131841        E-mail: john.browne2@hse.ie

North East – Paul Hayden
Estates Dept, Bective St., Kells, Co Meath
Tel: (046) 9251200      E-mails: paul.hayden@hse.ie

DublinMid Leinster – John McCrea
Estates Dept, 26-29 Old Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Tel: (01) 4721710        E-mail: johnl.mccrea@hse.ie

DublinMid Leinster – Michael Quirey
Estates Dept, 26-29 Old Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Tel: (01) 4721724        E-mail: michael.quirey@hse.ie

Midlands– Bernard Pierce
Estates Dept, Central Office, Arden Road, Tullamore, Co Offaly
Tel: (057) 9359940      E-mail: bernard.pierce@hse.ie

West – Grainne Cahill
Estates Dept, Gate Lodge, Merlin Park University Hospital, Galway
Tel: (091) 775435        E-mail: grainne.cahill@hse.ie

West – Brendan Redington
Estates Office, Merlin Park University Hospital, Galway
Tel: (091) 775787        E-mail: Brendan.redington@hse.ie

North West– Mike Bermingham
Estates Dept, Millennium Court, Pearse Rd., Letterkenny, Co Donegal
Tel: (074) 9123650      E-mail: mike.bermingham@hse.ie

Mid West – Joe Hoare
Estates Dept, Holland Road, National Technology Park, Limerick
Tel: (061) 483219        E-mail: joe.hoare@hse.ie

South East – Ed Fennell
Estates Dept, Lacken, Dublin Rd., Kilkenny
Tel: (056) 7784136      E-mail: ed.fennell@hse.ie

South – Mark Kane
Estates Dept, 1st Floor, Block 2, St. Finbarr's Hospital, Douglas Road, Cork
Tel: (021-4927202)      E-mail: mark.kane@hse.ie