Cedar Unit is a female ward, opened in August 1999, under the psychiatric unit of the Tallaght Hospital, Dublin.
What does Cedar offer?
Cedar Unit provides specialist assessment, interventions and treatment for people with mental health problems who need to be admitted to an acute hospital.
What is Cedar Unit like?
It is a comfortable ward which is part of the general hospital. There are 23 beds. 1 room has 6 beds. 1 room has 5 beds. 2 rooms have 4 beds. And there are 4 single rooms.
You will have a bed, locker and wardrobe. There is a privacy curtain around each bed and a maximum of six patients in each dormitory
What staff will I meet at the Unit?
We have a Clinical Nurse Manager Two, a Clinical Nurse Manager One, four Staff Nurses, one Nursing Assistant and one Household Staff. You will also meet the Porter, Occupational Therapists, Art Therapists, Pharmacists. You may also meet a dietician. Read more information on the staff who work on the unit and what they do.
There is a chaplaincy service available within Tallaght Hospital
The Irish Advocacy Network, a Music Therapist and a Yoga Instructor also work on the Unit at certain times during the week.
You will continue to have contact with members of your local community mental health team during your stay.
What are the meal times?
5pm Evening Tea
What are the visiting times?
2pm to 4pm
6pm to 8pm
How long can I expect to stay?
It’s difficult to say exactly how long you might be in hospital. However, the length of stay is usually short. As soon as your mental state begins to improve we will refer you to home care teams, day hospitals or home.
Phone: 01 414 4598
Where can I find out more?
Talk to your Local Mental Health Team