Minister for Health Simon Harris formally “Turned the Sod” on Peamount Healthcare’s New 100 Bed Development in Newcastle, Co Dublin

Minister for Health, Simon Harris turns the sod on a 100-bed residential healthcare unit designed by Scott Tallon Walker Architects for Peamount Healthcare on their existing Campus in Newcastle, South County Dublin.


Peamount Healthcare is an independent voluntary organisation that operates in partnership with the HSE to provide a range of health and social care services for the Dublin Mid Leinster Region. Peamount Healthcare currently operates 219 beds between campus and community services with a headcount of 500 employees.


The service provided by Peamount Healthcare is split equally between rehabilitation and elderly care residents. Scott Tallon Walker’s design is an outcome of a mindset of empathy; seeking to understand and envision the challenges, capabilities, perspective and experience of its future users as a means to inform design decisions. There is a dementia cohort with special design requirements accommodated within in the elderly care hospital. This design approach relates across all scales; from the building as a whole (the patient arrival journey is short, simple, and never disengaged from an outside view), down to detail (from the pillow of each bed the design provides a view of landscaped outdoor space and the Peamount estate’s parkland environment). The design thus seeks to positively support patient capabilities, autonomy and sense of self-significance, no matter how diminished those may be.

In attendance from Scott Tallon Walker Architects were Niall Howard , Eoin O’Morain (chairman), and Danyal Ibrahim.


Scott Tallon Walker Architects are dedicated to enhancing the healing environment. Our Healthcare Group have unique insights into the healing environments, complemented by expertise in patient and family-centred design and the application of state of the art, high performance and cost effective technologies. If you are interested in our healthcare projects or wish to collaborate with Scott Tallon Walker Architects, we would be delighted to speak with you. Contact Eoin O’Morain (chairman) or Donal Blake (director)

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