St James’s Hospital is at the forefront of the Irish health service. Over a period of three centuries it has evolved to become the largest academic and acute teaching hospital in the Republic of Ireland. It enjoys strong links and a formal affiliation with Trinity College Dublin.
The hospital is located in Dublin on a sixty acre site to the immediate south of the river Liffey and adjacent to the historically important Viking and medieval city centre. Together with the famous Guinness Brewery, it is a key landmark in the Liberties area of Dublin..
With 1,000 beds and approximately 4,500 staff; St James’s is a vibrant acute adult hospital. It provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic and treatment services, many with a regional and national patient base. It is the national centre for plastics, burns and reconstructive surgery, maxilla-facial surgery, haemophilia and bone marrow transplant. It is also a supra-regional referral centre for infectious diseases, cardiothoracic, vascular and upper GI surgery as well as clinical haematology, medical oncology, cardiology and other medical and surgical sub-specialities. The Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing at St James’s is a state of the art facility housing the department of Medicine for the Elderly at St James’s Hospital, offering integrated clinical services within a hub carrying out world leading research in ageing.