St. Davnet's Today

St. Davnet’s Campus is now the base for a number of health services; Enable Ireland’s Monaghan office is located on the site, it is also home to a primary care centre and a number of administrative offices.

St. Davnet’s Campus is also a significant part of the Cavan Monaghan Mental Service; a comprehensive community based service delivered by specialist mental health teams.

This modern mental health service works closely with primary care services and is in many instances located with the primary care service. It also engages with a range of other statutory and voluntary organisations in the local area aimed at enhancing the overall service user experience, these include Irish Advocacy Network, SHINE, GROW and AWARE.

The service also supports a consumer panel process across the Cavan Monaghan area, which affords service users a voice in the planning of services and any service development initiatives or an opportunity to raise concerns regarding services provided.

The following specialist teams are currently operating within Cavan Monaghan Mental Health Service:

  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service
  • Adult Community Mental Health Service
  • Community Rehabilitation Service
  • Psychiatry of later life Service

Cavan Monaghan Mental Health service has two approved centres:

  • Acute Psychiatric Unit, Cavan General Hospital, Cavan  
  • Blackwater House, St. Davnet’s Complex, Rooskey, Monaghan

Blackwater House, St. Davnet's

Blackwater House is the last residential, 24 hour staffed unit of the traditional psychiatric hospital, under the control on CMMHS. The Mental Health Commission granted re registration until 2017 as an approved centre in 2014 on condition that the premises will be replaced by the end of the current period of registration. The area management team has begun the consultation and planning process to replace this unit.