Teaching hospitals and clinical sites

As an RCSI student, you will attend a wide variety of public, private and specialist teaching hospitals and clinical sites where you will learn to hone your clinical and professional skills.

These include:

  • Beaumont Hospital is the largest academic teaching hospital in the RCSI Hospitals Group. Emergency and acute care services are provided across 54 medical specialties and Beaumont Hospital is a designated Cancer Centre and the Regional Treatment Centre for Ear, Nose and Throat, and Gastroenterology. Beaumont Hospital is the National Referral Centre for Neurosurgery and Neurology, Renal Transplantation, and Cochlear Implantation.
  • Connolly Hospital is a major teaching and health promoting hospital. Services include a 24-hour Emergency Department, acute medical and surgical services, acute psychiatric services, long-stay residential care, day care, out-patient care plus diagnostic and therapeutic and support services.
  • The Rotunda Hospital, Dublin is the oldest continuously operating maternity hospital in the world, founded in 1745. The hospital delivers approximately 9,000 babies annually and provides pregnancy, neonatal and gynaecologic care.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital provides acute medical and surgical services as well as maternity services to the catchment area of Louth, Meath and the surrounding hinterland including parts of north county Dublin.
  • Cavan & Monaghan Hospital provides acute and continuing care services to the population of both counties and its catchment area extends to counties Meath, Longford and Leitrim.
  • Louth County Hospital provides acute and community care services to the population of Louth, Meath and Monaghan. 
  • Regional Hospital Mullingar provides a range of acute and specialist services to the population of Westmeath, Longford and the wider community.
  • University Hospital Waterford provides general medical, surgical and maternity care to the population of South Kilkenny, Waterford City and County. The hospital provides the following specialty services: cardiology (including interventional cardiac procedures), trauma orthopaedics, ophthalmology, neurology, nephrology, rheumatology, urology, vascular surgery, ENT and neonatology, radiology, pathology and microbiology. The hospital is a designated cancer centre for the south east.
  • St Luke’s General Hospital Carlow-Kilkenny is a large acute hospital which provides acute healthcare services to the population of Carlow, Kilkenny and surrounding counties.
  • The South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen delivers a wide range of services including general medicine, surgery, maternity and paediatric medicine and is part of the Western Trust.
  • The National Maternity Hospital provides obstetric, gynaecology and neonatal services and delivers over 9,000 babies each year.
  • The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital provides comprehensive care for women and infants at local, regional and national levels and delivers approximately 9,000 babies each year.
  • Children's Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin is an acute paediatric teaching hospital responsible nationally for the provision of the majority of quarternary and tertiary healthcare services for children. The hospital also provides secondary care for the local catchment area. It is the national centre in Ireland for a range of specialities including children’s childhood cancers and blood disorders, cardiac diseases, major burns, cystic fibrosis, clinical genetics and rheumatology.
  • Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at Temple Street is an acute national paediatric hospital. Major specialities at Temple Street today include neonatal and paediatric surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, nephrology, orthopaedics, ENT and plastic surgery. The national centre for paediatric ophthalmology, the National Paediatric Craniofacial Centre (NPCC), the national airways management centre, the national meningococcal laboratory, the National Centre for Inherited Metabolic Disorders (NCIMD), the National Newborn Screening Service (NNSS) and the Irish Meningitis and Sepsis Reference Laboratory (IMSRL) are also based at Temple Street.
  • Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan is part of the Louth/Meath Hospital Group and provides a general acute hospital service to the catchment area of Meath and an orthopaedic service to the region as a whole.
  • The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital is a public teaching hospital in Dublin. The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital is the National Referral Centre for both eye and ear, nose and throat disorders and provides specialist care in ophthalmology and ear, nose and throat disease.
  • Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital is Ireland’s major centre for elective orthopaedic surgery. Cappagh has been the pioneer of orthopaedic surgery in Ireland and is now the biggest dedicated orthopaedic hospital in the country.
  • The National Rehabilitation Hospital provides complex specialist rehabilitation services to patients who require specialist medical rehabilitation.
  • St Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown, provides a range of services to a diverse population covering South County Dublin and County Wicklow. Services include an Injury Unit, Medical Assessment Unit, acute medical in-patient services, day surgery, outpatient care and diagnostic services. St Columcille’s Hospital has a national speciality in obesity management and is a referral centre for bariatric surgery.
  • Blackrock Clinic is the leading and longest established private hospital and clinic in Ireland. Since it opened in the mid-1980s, the clinic has consistently built an unparalleled reputation in new high-tech surgical procedures, medical treatments and ground-breaking diagnostics.
  • Beacon Hospital is one of the most advanced private hospitals in Europe, with over 1300 consultants, nurses and healthcare professionals. Beacon Hospital provides 24-hour, world-class acute care services including orthopaedics, physiotherapy, cardiology, women’s health, urology, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, ENT, neurology, general surgery, comprehensive cancer care and emergency medicine.
  • The Bon Secours Private Hospital in Dublin is an independent acute care hospital located in Glasnevin in North Dublin providing medical care to patients from Dublin and across Ireland since 1951. Patients are referred from the 32 counties and beyond and the hospital continues to be a leader in the provision of excellence in healthcare in Ireland.
  • Galway Clinic is a state-of-the-art 146-bed hospital which provides 24-hour healthcare services. There are in excess of 140 highly skilled physicians and surgeons covering a wide variety of specialties. The Galway Clinic introduced vital services such as oncology treatment and cardiac services to the West of Ireland in 2004. The Galway Clinic provides the widest range of treatment for prostate cancer in Ireland.
  • Hermitage Medical Clinic is a 112-bed private hospital in Lucan providing medical, surgical and advanced radiotherapy care to patients supported by the very latest medical technology. We have the most advanced diagnostic imaging equipment available today, full cardiological facilities including a Cardiac Catheterisation Suite and clinical laboratory services.
  • Cluain Mhuire Service is a community-based adult mental health service serving a population of over 175,000 in the Dublin South East area.
  • Mental Health Services are provided through the HSE across all regions.
  • St Patrick's Mental Health Services is Ireland's largest, independent, not-for-profit mental health service. St Patrick’s Mental Health Services provides community and outpatient care through its Dean Clinics and day patient services through its Wellness & Recovery Centre. It provides inpatient care through its three approved centres: St Patrick’s University Hospital (241 beds), St Edmundsbury Hospital (52 beds) and Willow Grove Adolescent Unit (14 beds).
  • St Vincent's Hospital, Fairview is a public voluntary psychiatric hospital founded in 1857.
  • ReproMed Ireland provides an IVF unit in Dublin, as well as fertility clinics in Dublin Cork, Kilkenny, Drogheda and Limerick.
  • SIMS in Dublin and Cork provides some of the most advanced and successful testing technology and IVF treatments to patients.