Our journey in Ireland

The journey to introduce Schwartz Rounds commenced in 2015 when the National Quality Improvement Team engaged the Point of Care Foundation to licence, train and mentor staff in two sites to test the introduction of Schwartz Rounds in an Irish context. 

Based on the success of this work, the National Quality and Patient Safety Directorate is working collaboratively with the Point of Care Foundation to establish Schwartz Rounds in Ireland.

To learn more about this work, you may find it helpful to read the evaluation of the Schwartz Rounds test of concept – click here to read the evidence.

The Point of Care Foundation is an independent charity dedicated to improving patients’ experience of care and increasing support for the staff who work with them.   They provide evidence and resources to support health and care staff in the difficult work of caring for patients. For further information about their work please visit their website


Teams from the following services in Ireland have completed the training and are currently introducing / hosting Schwartz Rounds:


Organisation  Mentor
1. Adult Mental Health Services, HSE CHO 7  Sarah Cullen
2. Cavan and Monaghan Hospital Irene Maguire
3. Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin, Dublin (formally Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin) Irene Maguire
4. Children’s Health Ireland at Tallaght, Dublin (formally the National Children's Hospital)  
5. Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street, Dublin (formally Temple Street Children's University Hospital)  
6. Community Healthcare West – Roscommon (CHO2) TBC
7. Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, Dublin TBC
8. Cork University Hospital, Cork TBC
9. Kilkenny Mental Health Services (CHO 5)  
10. Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice, Dublin  
11. Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin TBC
12. Mayo University Hospital, Mayo Irene Maguire
13. Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore, Offaly Irene Maguire
14. National Ambulance Services (South Operational Area) TBC
15. National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin  
16. National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway TBC
17. Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Louth  
18. Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Harold’s Cross, Dublin TBC
19. Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Blackrock, Dublin TBC
20. Portiuncula University Hospital, Galway Irene Maguire
21. Resilience Care, providing advanced community and social care services Sarah Cullen
22. St. Michael’s House, Services for People with Disabilities Sarah Cullen
23. Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin Sarah Cullen
24. University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park University Hospital, Galway  
25. University Limerick Hospital Group, Limerick  
26. Waterford Wexford Mental Health Services (CHO5)  
27. CHO North Dublin City and County Mental Health Services  TBC


What are staff saying about Schwartz Rounds in Ireland?


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Coming soon some stories from Schwartz Rounds team members…


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