Saint John of God Hospitaller Services Group

From 1st January 2019 the Saint John of God Hospitaller Services Group took charge of the services previously undertaken by the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God. This was a very significant moment in the long history of the Order in Ireland.

This website reflects the changing face of our organisation while offering an insight into our heritage and our core values. We provide details of the various entities which comprise Hospitaller Services Group and include useful features such as a job listing and a ‘locate a service‘ page. We hope to grow this website into the future and welcome your feedback.

Conor McCarthy (Group CEO)

Saint John of God Hospitaller Services Group

Saint John of God Hospitaller Services Group (“SJOG HSG”) provides or funds a range of health, social care and education services for children, adolescents and adults in Ireland, Great Britain and Malawi. We work in partnership with government departments, health and educational authorities, and other statutory and voluntary agencies in each of those countries.

The Saint John of God Order Internationally

Saint John of God Hospitaller Services Group is part of the international family of the Saint John of God Order which provides healthcare, social, education and welfare services in over 400 hospitals and centres in 53 countries across 5 continents. There are over 1,000 Brothers and over 60,000 lay staff working in the Saint John of God centres and services throughout the world.

Intellectual Disability, Community Mental Health and Social Care

Saint John of God Community Services clg

Saint John of God Community Services provides services for people with intellectual disability in four regions of Ireland: two Dublin Regions, the North East and Kerry. The company also provides adult mental health and child and adolescent psychiatry services in the Dublin region. It provides a range of supports to approximately 6,800 children and adults with over 3,000 staff and volunteers.

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Saint John of God Hospitaller Services (Great Britain)

Saint John of God Hospitaller Services is a registered charity in England and Wales.  The organisation provides a range of services and supports in a number of geographical locations across England and Wales whose purpose is to provide people with the skills and the support to gain control of their own lives.

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Saint John of God Community Services Malawi

Saint John of God Community Services in Malawi, founded in 2000, provides mental health services, self-help programs for women, and services for children with a disability or special needs (including street children) at our Hospital buildings in Mzuzu and Lilongwe. Services are also provided at mental health and disability clinics in the surrounding townships and villages.

Through its College of Health Sciences, Saint John of God Hospitaller Services supports the development of mental health professionals for Malawi and the neighbouring countries in Africa, particularly in  psychiatric  nursing, psychiatric clinical medicine and psychosocial counselling. 

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Hospital Mental Health and Dementia

Saint John of God Hospital clg

The St John of God hospital founded in 1882 in Dublin, is an acute psychiatric teaching hospital with 183 beds.The Hospital provides specialist multidisciplinary  evidence-based treatments to international standards in the areas of Addiction, Anxiety & Depression, Mood Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Adolescent Mental Health , Psychiatry of Later Life, and Psychosis. These services are provided to adults and adolescents from throughout the country. The hospital team provide out-patient and day services in Dublin, Kildare and Kilkenny.

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Saint Joseph's Centre

Saint Joseph’s Centre in Dublin was established in 1961 and is dedicated to the care of people with dementia and their families. The Centre offers residential care for 60 residents and provides a day care service for 120 people in the local community with a diagnosis of dementia. The residential care facilities are designed to resemble a home setting.

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Saint John of God Housing Association clg

The Saint John of God Housing Association, which was established in 2006, is a specialist Voluntary Housing Association whose mission is to provide  good-quality and secure housing to people with specific housing needs in counties Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, Louth Meath and Kerry.  It advocates a supported living model whereby support is provided either by Saint John of God Community Services, or by another agency, to enable tenants to live as independently as possible.

Education and Employment

Special Schools

Saint John of God Hospitaller Ministries, the canonical counterpart to Saint John of God Hospitaller Services Group, is the Trustee of seven Special Schools with 540 students attending our services in Dublin, Kildare, Kerry and Louth. Our Schools, funded by the State Department of Education and Skills, provide educational programmes to children and young people aged between 5-18 years.

EmployAbility clg

EmployAbility clg is one of the Employ Ability Service companies in Ireland which are funded by the Government. The service provides support to unemployed people in the communities of southwest Dublin who have a disability and/or health issues and who wish to gain and maintain employment.

Research and Library

Saint John of God Research Foundation clg

The Research Foundation was established in 1991 and it is an integral part of the financial governance arrangements for research funding awarded by external bodies such as the Irish Health Research Board and has allowed for the direct engagement of researchers.  The Foundation also facilitates external research grants and other external funding awarded to researchers working for entities within Saint John of God Hospitaller Services Group.  The Research Foundation has funded several projects, particularly in the study of psychosis, other mental illnesses and intellectual disability.


Saint John of God Foundation clg

The Saint John of God Foundation was founded in 1960 and raises funds to support  people with intellectual disability, mental health, life limiting illness and the homeless in Ireland, Great Britain and Malawi.

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Our Values

Hospitality ~ Compassion ~ Excellence ~ Justice ~ Respect

Group Vision Statement

Inspired by our heritage of Hospitality, we support each individual to reach their full potential.

Group Mission Statement

“Our mission is to identify, respond and support the needs of all individuals, in the manner of Saint John of God.”

Group Philosophy

The philosophy of the Saint John of God Hospitaller Services Group which underpins our Vision and Mission is that people are the creation of God, with intrinsic value and inherent dignity.