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Minister opens nursing home in Heathfield

Sunday, 4th February, 2018 5:00pm
Minister opens nursing home in Heathfield

Health Minister of State Catherine Byrne pictured at the opening of the new nursing home PHOTO: MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE

Minister opens nursing home in Heathfield

Health Minister of State Catherine Byrne pictured at the opening of the new nursing home PHOTO: MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE

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NURSING home care for the elderly in North West Dublin has been boosted by the opening of Ireland’s newest nursing home.

Clearbrook Nursing Home in Finglas was officially opened last week by Minister of State at the Department of Health, Catherine Byrne.

The new facility has been developed at a cost of €10 million and it’s the latest addition to healthcare infrastructure in the Finglas area.

Clearbrook will provide expert care for 90 residents, each with their own en-suite bedrooms, and it’ll also employ 110 people at full occupancy.

Developed by James Barry of Greenmast Ltd and located in the Heathfield area of Finglas, opposite Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Clearbrook will be operated by one of the country’s largest and leading providers of elderly care, Mowlam Healthcare.

Mowlam currently operates 29 locations around the country, including Mount Carmel Short Stay Beds Hospital in Churchtown, and Ballincollig CNU, Co Cork on behalf of the HSE.

The name of the nursing home is taken from the original meaning of Finglas, which is Irish for clear stream or brook.

At the opening ceremony, Minister Byrne said the Government was determined to ensure that elderly people lived in dignity and independence.

“That’s whether it’s in their own homes, communities or where necessary in high quality long-term residential care such as this new facility I am happy to open,” she continued. 

“Our objective is to see high quality service, delivered to those who require it, in the most appropriate setting and I have every confidence, not least given the track record of Mowlam Healthcare, that these objectives will be met here.”

Mowlam Healthcare Executive Chairman, Pat Shanahan, said the opening ceremony marked a significant day for the healthcare provider.

“We have been operating nursing homes for almost two decades now and will bring all the experience and expertise we have learned across our operations here at Clearbrook,” he added.

“No expense has been spared by the developers of this home in providing the best standards possible in terms of the building and fit-out. 

“We, in turn, will now deliver compassionate, professional care to ensure this new facility becomes a home-from-home for residents.”

James Barry of developers Greenmast Ltd, said there was a “really excellent mix” at Clearbrook.

“We saw a need in the Finglas area of Dublin for a new, state-of-the-art nursing home facility and wanted to bring on board excellent care providers and Mowlam is a national leader in that regard,” he continued.

“Ultimately, nursing home care is about quality facilities and compassionate, expert care and we know the residents at Clearbrook will get all of that.”

Health Minister of State Catherine Byrne with Sarah Heartland, Glasnevin and Ayleen Stacey, Blackrock, at the new nursing home.

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