St. James’s Hospital Centre of Excellence for Successful Ageing, Dublin, Ireland
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The Centre of Excellence for Successful Ageing at St. James ‘s Hospital in Dublin is an example of a capital investment that went beyond mere construction. Atlantic offered the hospital a matching grant of €2.7 million over five years in 2004 enabling the hospital to obtain a long-sought commitment from the Department of Health and Children, quickly attract a renowned leader and begin conducting internationally recognised work.
Atlantic provided €11.8 million of additional funding over four years in 2007 to consolidate the centre, which had been housed in old and inadequate buildings, into one place and to establish a National Centre of Excellence for Successful Ageing. Despite difficult economic times, the Health Service Executive in Ireland committed in 2010 to put €31.7 million over three years toward this proposed facility. The new building will house the full range of treatment, diagnostic, medical, social and general service departments and will include ambulatory care clinics, acute assessment wards, rehabilitation, a day hospital, and dementia, stroke and continuing care units as well as education, training and research. With the ongoing support of government, the Centre will provide world-class care to disadvantaged older adults in the Republic of Ireland.