The charity Dublin Simon Community in conjunction with Dublin City Council are building a brand new 100 bed medical residential centre in the heart of the city centre. When completed the facility will provide supported accommodation to serve the specific health needs of the vulnerable homeless population in Dublin.
Dublin Simon Community have delivered medical and treatment services at the Usher’s Island location since 2002. The redevelopment of the site will deliver the largest Medical Residential Treatment and Recovery Centre in Europe. The state of the art centre will provide residential medical, treatment and recovery services to meet the complex healthcare needs of people experiencing homelessness in Dublin. The services provided at the facility will include detox, rehabilitation, semi-acute medical procedures and blood borne virus stabilisation.
The design for the new Dublin Simon Community building was carefully considered in response to its site environment along Dublin’s quays at Usher’s Island. The design of the building was developed with a common approach to materials based on the pattern of historic and contemporary materials currently visible along the quays. The construction contractor is onsite and the development is expected to be complete in the early stages of 2024.
The Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage are funding the capital cost of the construction at Usher’s Island and the facility will be operated by Dublin Simon Community with operational funding from the HSE.
Source: Dublin City Council