Our hospital has three post acute care service units. These are called the Synge, Yeats and Joyce units. These post acute care service units are located in Fairview in Dublin and are all managed and staffed by the Mater Hospital.
The Mater Hospital is an acute hospital which means we specialise in treating patients who have urgent, short-term medical needs.
With some patients, they reach a point of being medically stable but are not quite ready to go home or to go to a nursing home. For these patients, we provide a specialised service called post acute care where we provide support to patients and their family until they reach their full potential and can be discharged from hospital.
Our team’s philosophy is to provide a supportive caring, safe and homely environment for all our patients, their families and our colleagues.
Courtesy, compassion, caring and respect are the values of PACS.
As a patient, you will be treated by a team that specialises in re-ablement. This means that we will support your recovery until you reach your full potential and are well enough to return home. The service is led by nurses, with support from consultants who specialise in providing care for older people, medical social workers and pharmacists.
To help you reach your full potential our team will:
Recreation & facilities:
Our catering staff will always try their best to offer food options that you enjoy, so please let them know if you have any preferences.
We have a policy in PACS called Protected Mealtimes. This means that we kindly ask relatives and friends of our patients to avoid visiting or telephoning PACS during mealtimes. This allows our nursing staff to concentrate on helping patients during their meals without interruption which greatly benefits our patients, as they can enjoy meals in a calm environment while our staff can focus fully on their wellbeing.
Our Protected Mealtimes Poster which you will see in PACS
If you normally visit PACS at mealtimes to help a relative or friend eat, we are happy for this to continue. Please discuss this with a staff nurse on the unit.