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About St. James’s Hospital

About St. James’s Hospital

St. James’s Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Ireland, caring for over 300,000 patients each year.


We are a public hospital and excellence in patient care is our primary focus. St James’s Hospital’s fundamental purpose is the delivery of health treatment, care and diagnosis as well as health promotion and preventative services.


The hospital aspires to meet the highest possible standards and levels of efficiency, effectiveness and quality in all our endeavours.

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clinical research facility

St. James’s Hospital is the largest teaching hospital in Ireland and is the major teaching partner of Trinity College Dublin. Our students are very much part of St. James’s Hospital and their education and training represents our commitment to our shared future for healthcare in Ireland.


We strive to do this through both our investment in our dedicated staff and our facilities, all with the single purpose of creating better outcomes for all our patients.


Our largest recent project on site was the construction of our new facility for successful ageing known as the Mercer Institute for Successful Ageing, which was in part made possible by a generous donation from Atlantic Philanthropy. In 2016, MISA was commissioned by President Michael D. Higgins who spoke of the opportunities for elderly citizens to enjoy active and fulfilled lives. This new facility provides world leading facilities for the integrative care to facilitate successful ageing in Ireland.

St. James’s Hospital has the largest clinical research facility in Ireland in partnership with TCD, Ireland’s leading research university.


The new National Children’s Hospital will be located on the St. James’s Hospital campus, creating the largest single hospital site covering all ages.


Donations received by St. James’s Hospital Foundation are used to support our main appeals and the hospital’s priority areas of need. Typically this can go to the purchase equipment, improvements in patient comfort, up-grading of facilities, vital clinical research and allows for the further development of our staff.


Donations to and fundraising for the hospital are managed through the St. James’s Hospital Foundation, a limited company governed by a voluntary board of directors. For further information about how the foundation operates, go to www.supportstjames.ie

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St James's Hospital 2013 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report