St. Luke's General Hospital, Carlow/Kilkenny

St. Luke’s General Hospital Carlow-Kilkenny is the Acute General Hospital for Counties Carlow and Kilkenny. The population of Kilkenny/Carlow Community Care area is 155,993 (Census 2016) which represents an overall increase of 4% since the 2011 census when the population was 150,031. Due to its location in the heart of the South East, St. Luke’s General Hospital (in addition to the counties of Carlow and Kilkenny) also provides services to its bordering counties: Tipperary North and South, Waterford, Wexford, Kildare and Laois. 

In addition to the acute services that are provided on site at St. Luke’s, outreach services are also provided in Kilcreene, Carlow, Thomastown and
Castlecomer. The hospital has 303 beds.


The Clinical Directorate model of governance has been in place in St. Luke’s Hospital since 2003. It previously comprised of a Medical Directorate and a Surgical Directorate. Since the commencement of the new Consultant Contract (2008), the sole Clinical Director leads both directorates which consist of Nurse Manager representatives, Health and Social Care Representatives and the Business Manager.

Our Specialities

- General Medicine//Cardiology, Endocrynology, Gastro Enterology, Respiratory
- Geriatric Medicine
- Gynaecology
- Obstetrics
- Neurology
- ED – Emergency Medicine
- General Surgery
- Palliative Medicine
- Paediatrics
- Radiology
- Rheumatology (Visiting OPD Clinic with Dr. Oliver Fitzgerald, SVUH)
- Anaesthetics
- Consultant-Led and Nurse-Led Outpatient Clinics

Contact Details

Address: Freshford Road, Kilkenny
Main switchboard:
056 7785000
Webpage: https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/3/acutehospitals/hospitals/lukeskilkenny/
Google Map:
https://bit.ly/2Jq84Wb

General Visiting Hours

2.00pm - 4.00pm and 6.30pm - 9pm