Highfield Healthcare is Ireland’s leading provider of acute and specialist mental health services and is one of the largest providers of care to older persons. The organisation is highly regarded for its expertise in dementia and Alzheimer’s and the challenges associated with ageing. All units have a team of specialised nurses, health care assistants and doctors who work alongside consultant psychiatrists, occupational therapists, and activities co-ordinators.
Highfield also includes recent developments in acute general adult psychiatry including inpatients and day hospital; and in addition, last year opened a specialised rehabilitation unit, which is innovative in its approach to preparing people with complex presentation of mental illness into the community. Steeped in history since its 1825 opening, Highfield offers opportunities for research in a number of areas, which can contribute significantly to the development of psychiatry in Ireland.