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Bed Management

Welcome to the Bed Management Department

The function of the Bed Management Department is to oversee all daily admissions, transfers and discharges in the hospital. In doing so we aim to balance the access demands of the Emergency department and those of urgent/non-urgent elective work with available beds. The aim of the team working within the Bed Management Department is to optimise the continuum of care by managing the patient effectively throughout the whole of their care episode, from admission into the hospital and back to the community. The process of enhancing patient management is accomplished by an improved admission process, comprehensive discharge planning and co-ordination with non-acute services.

St Vincent’s University Hospital's in-patient bed capacity is currently 514. We are the National referral centre for Cystic Fibrosis and for Liver transplants. Our regional specialities include Orthopaedic, ENT and Plastic Surgery, whilst our super-regional specialities are Cardiology and Vascular surgery. We work closely with St Michael’s Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and with St Colmcilles (Loughlinstown), and many of our consultants have split appointments within the group, resulting in a regular flow of patients between these hospitals.

Staff Structure

Hours of Service



Monday - Thursday

7.30am - 5.00pm


7.30am - 4.00pm


Main corridor on the ground floor.

Main Contact Details

Tel: (01) 221 4533
Bleep: 160
Email: bedmanagement@st-vincent.ie