National Rehabilitation Hospital

Facilities at NRH

Day Room

Coffee Shop

Coffee Shop

The Tommy Walsh Day Room, located on the Ground Floor, is for patients’ and visitors’ use. A Healthcare Assistant attends the Day Room between 9.00am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday to provide you with assistance if required.

The Day Room is divided into two areas and both rooms are open from 9.00am to 9.30pm daily. One area of the Day Room has a television and a pool table. Card and board games are also available. The other area of the Day Room is for those who enjoy a quieter environment.

Cedars Coffee Shop

Cedars Coffee Shop is located on the Ground Floor.

Opening times are:

Monday to Friday: Weekends and Bank Holidays:
9.00am – 6.00pm 8:00am – 8:00pm

Newspapers, Postage Stamps and Greetings Cards are also available to buy in the Coffee Shop. Your relatives and friends may also use the Staff Canteen.

Recreation Therapy Service & NRH Volunteers

The Hospital’s Recreation Therapist and the NRH Volunteers organise events and entertainment in the evenings for patients. Check the Patients’ Notice Boards for information, dates and times of upcoming events or entertainment.

Hospital Trolley Shop

A trolley shop service is provided to the wards. Days and times are posted on the Patients’ Notice Boards.

Library Service

Books may be obtained from the Trolley Library which is brought to the wards regularly by NRH Volunteers. A selection of books is also available in the Tommy Walsh Day Room.


A television and radio service is available in the hospital. If you bring a radio with you, please ensure that you also bring headphones.

Computer and Internet Assistance

NRH volunteers are available to teach and help patients who may require assistance using computers or browse the Internet. You may also watch DVDs or play computer games.


During your stay, towels and linen are provided by the hospital.

If your relatives/carers can visit regularly, you are encouraged to arrange for your laundry to be taken care of at home. In an emergency there are limited facilities in the Hospital Laundry. All clothes must be clearly marked with your name and the name of the ward before being sent to the Laundry.

There are some laundry facilities in the Occupational Therapy Department if you are able to manage your washing independently. Please check with your Occupational Therapist.

Outdoor Areas

Close to the Day Room there is a courtyard garden. Access is weather dependent. There are also two patio areas located in the grounds, one close to the Main Entrance and one adjacent to the entrance to Physiotherapy.

Villa Maria

The Villa is a purpose built pre-discharge unit located on the hospital grounds. It is used to try out equipment and practice real-life skills in a homelike setting in preparation for discharge.

Your team may recommend that you and your family stay overnight in the unit. The arrangements are made through your Clinical Nurse Manager or their Deputy.