Oakland Lodge is a home from home for our patients who need to be accommodated because of geographical reasons for example distance from the service. The Lodge is situated on the grounds of St Luke's Hospital, Rathgar. There are strict criteria in place for patients who are eligible to stay in the Lodge.
Who can stay in the Lodge?
Your medical team will assess whether you are suitable to stay in the lodge during your treatment. Patients are assessed on an individual basis. Patients must be able to walk to the main hospital daily.
A request for a carer or a family member to stay with a patient must be assessed by nursing and a lodge exemption form completed. Children under 16 are not permitted to stay overnight in the lodge but may visit during the day.
You can stay in the lodge if you are having treatment in our Beaumont or St James's Centres as transport is available to take you to and from our centres daily.
The Lodge is a 5 day unit. It is open Monday to Friday, closing on a Friday at 1pm. There is no nursing service in the lodge. Patients are reviewed weekly by their medical team.
Each bedroom has a telephone, fridge, kettle, television, safe and an en-suite shower room. All meals are provided. Parking is available on the grounds of the hospital. Bed linen / towels are provided.
What to bring with you
Travelling light is advised as the Lodge is only open Monday to Friday and therefore you will be going home at the weekend. You will need comfortable loose fitting clothes. Please bring your own toiletries. It is important to bring any medication with you for the duration of your stay. You are advised not to bring any valuables.
Cleaning and Laundry
Patients and visitors are kindly asked to make their own beds. Linen is changed weekly every Monday. Rooms will be dusted and cleaned on a daily basis by the cleaning services.