On April 29th, 1807, the representatives of the Yearly Meeting of Friends in Ireland met to consider “the expediency of providing accommodation for Friends who may be afflicted with disorders of the mind”. In 1810, Bloomfield in Donnybrook, Dublin 4 was purchased.
It was renovated and extended and, on March 16th, 1812, the first patient was admitted.
Bloomfield moved from Donnybrook to its current location in Rathfarnham in 2005. This facilitated the continued provision of clinical treatment and care but in a new state-of-the-art facility.
At Bloomfield, our vision is that every person with mental health needs will live as an active member of our community and society and will be enabled to live life to the fullest.
Our mission is to be a leader in the development of responsive, innovative, and excellent services for people with mental health needs. We will do this by identifying and addressing unmet needs in mental health care alongside our key partners, and by continually improving quality in mental health care through education, research, and advocacy.
Our values guide us in all that we do:
- We Care for and about our people.
- We are Just and we strive for Justice.
- We deliver Quality in all that we do.
- We Enable people to live their fullest life.