Deer Lodge Mental Health Facility, Killarney
The new 40 bed residential mental health unit developed by Reddy A+U creates a new benchmark in Mental Health Facilities in Ireland. It comprises four ten-
The project provides quality accommodation and continuing care for older people with challenging behaviour or dementia. The space is designed for older people with higher dependency of physical care needs and for all adults with sever enduring mental illness.
Each household is designed to the Teaghlach (household) model of care based on resident-
Each household features integrated social spaces, private landscaped courtyards and therapy spaces. The rehabilitation module features therapy rooms, a therapy courtyard, a training kitchen and a patient laundry where the rehabilitation program is primarily focused on occupational therapy. The building caters for medium to long-
The design and delivery were undertaken to the highest standard including BIM Level 2 which will help the management of facility through the extensive O&M manuals.
Mary G. O’Mahony (Area Director of Nursing, Kerry Mental Health Services) said:
“It is very uplifting to see a building of this finish in Kerry for the purpose of providing a service to those individuals who require it in the area of mental health. This facility will undoubtedly provide an environment conducive to the therapeutic process for both those receiving a service and those providing the service.
I wish to sincerely thank and acknowledge the work of all those involved with the Project Group and I think it is fair to say that the end result is testament to the collaborative partnership that has existed”