Private 2 Ward

Private 2 is a 30 bedded ward with 20 semi private and 10 private beds.  We provide care for patients from all surgical specialities both elective and emergency. We are also a step down unit for surgical patients post intensive care/high dependency admission.

Our Surgical Specialities:

Upper GI, Colorectal General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Urology surgery , Cardiothoracic surgery, vascular Surgery, ENT/Head and Neck surgery, Maxillo Facial surgery, Gynaecology surgery, Orthopaedic, plastics and reconstructive surgery. 


We have a highly skilled team on Private2 comprising of nurses, health care assistants, catering staff, a ward cleaner and ward clerk. The team are led by 2 Clinical Nurse Managers.

We work very closely on a daily basis with all members of the multidisciplinary team including the medical staff, clinical nutrition, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and medical social work department. We also have strong working relationships with the Clinical Nurse Specialists and Cancer Nurse Co-Ordinators.

The majority of our patients on Private 2 are on a journey through cancer treatment and while surgery is our speciality we also work closely with the radiation oncology, medical oncology  palliative care and psychiatric oncology teams.

Our Philosophy:

On Private 2 we strive to provide the highest standards of nursing care for all our patients and their relatives. Nursing care on Private 2 is guided by the Roper Logan Tierney model and we focus on helping individuals to acquire, maintain and/or restore maximum independence in the activities of daily living following surgery. The nursing care we provide is individualised to each patient and attends to both the physiological and emotional needs of the patient.

We are committed to excellence in nursing care and provide and open, dynamic and active clinical learning environment for all staff and students. Knowledge is seen as the key to informed decision making and all effort are made to expand and develop the knowledge base of staff, patient and their relatives.  Both Clinical Nurse Managers are actively involved clinical education and a local and national level.


Visiting times are 14.30-15.30 and 19.00-20.00 as per St James’s Hospital. Alternate visiting arrangements should be discussed with the Clinical Nurse Managers

We operate protected meal times in the best interests of our patients and visiting is not permitted during meal times.


Tel: 01 4103211/321