The hospital originated from the two private nursing homes at Leeson Street and Pembroke Street, Dublin, operated under the care of the Religious Sisters of Charity.
With the establishment of St. Vincent’s University Hospital at Elm Park, the nursing homes were working in isolation from the main hospital, and a decision was made to move into new premises closer to it.
The original hospital was completed and opened for patients on 1st May 1974, and the build was entirely financed by the Sisters of Charity at the time.
In the 1980’s, the hospital installed an MRI scanner and developed comprehensive radiotherapy services in the 1990’s. It also concentrated on a number of specialities for daycare patients including oncology, gastroenterology, chest investigations, minor surgery, urology and gynaecology.
The hospital developed into a modern acute hospital with 164 inpatient and 36 day care beds with a wide range of inpatient and out-patient diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical services.
The current St. Vincent’s Private Hospital opened on 14 November 2010, with 236 in-patient beds and 54 day care spaces. The hospital first achieved Joint Commission International Accreditation in September 2009.
The hospital operates on a not for profit basis with a dedicated Management Team and Chief Executive Officer reporting to the Board of Directors. The hospital is also a member of St. Vincent ’s Healthcare Group.