NFMHS Facility

Our current facility is located in a purpose built, state of the art facility in Portrane, North County Dublin.


All units in the NFMHS Portrane Campus have been designed and built to high secure design standards and the wards in all units are configured to a common layout. This will provide a number of benefits such as staff and service user familiarisation and provide the flexibility to interchange the function of the units within the NFMHS Campus should the service needs change in the future.

The clusters of forensic mental health care in our new facility each have their own specific nuances. These are as follows:

  • Intensive Care Rehabilitation Unit (ICRU)
  • Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Facility (FCAMHS)
  • Pre-discharge Unit
  • Female Unit
  • Mental Health Intellectual Disability Unit
  • High Security Unit
  • Medium Security Unit

The new site also has a Village Centre, which will provide health, vocational, recreational and social opportunities for patients in the NFMHS Portrane.


The key aims of the delivery of this new service is to enable the service:

  • To provide an environment that positively supports a patient recovery
  • Ensures that patients are living in accommodation appropriate to their needs and risks & modern healthcare standards
  • To increase the number of high and medium secure beds in accordance with international comparisons and national need.
  • To deliver specialist secure care for MHID‐F & CAMH‐F patients
  • To reduce the operating costs of the service pro rata
  • To further modernise & improve clinical practice
  • Reduce costs to the HSE for placement of patients in the UK, prisons & other HSE services
  • Improve the quality of life of the patients and carers using our Services