Our Philosophy of Care


We believe in a community that responds warmly, flexibly and rapidly to the changing needs of the elderly people in our community. We are committed to providing medical and care services that ensures patients and residents are looked after within their own community with dignity and respect and within daily reach of their family and friends.

At Valentia Island Cottage Hospital we aim to:

  • Provide a safe, caring and supportive environment for those in most need of social supports.
  • Treat patients and residents with empathy, warmth and respect, actively encouraging them to become involved in their personal care plan.
  • Enable patients and residents to live with dignity knowing they are respected and valued members of our community.
  • Offer a comprehensive package of supports to patients, providing the best opportunity possible to be cared for in their own home, or in a supportive environment as residents of the hospital.