Ballyshannon Community Nursing Unit
The Health Services Executive has announced that it has completed essential upgrading and refurbishment of the Ballyshannon Community Nursing Unit, formerly known as the Rock.
Ms Donna Reid, director of nursing confirmed that the home was recently inspected by HIQA and is now approved for registration. The upgraded facility can accommodate 27 residents in a combination of single shared bedrooms with ensuite facilities.
Beginning today, Wednesday, March 3, residents and staff who transferred previously to St Joseph’s Community Hospital in Stranorlar will relocate to this upgraded unit in Ballyshannon.
Following this the residents and staff currently based at the existing Sheil Hospital will also transfer to this unit commencing the week March 15.
The move will take place over a number of weeks in order to ensure that all residents have every opportunity to become accustomed to this new, upgraded facility.
All transfers will be carried out in accordance with Public Health and Infection Prevention and Control guidelines. All residents and their families are being communicated with on a regular basis throughout this period by nurse management.
The vacating of the Sheil Community Hospital will enable the progression of works on the major capital project on the site .
John Hayes, chief officer stated that people who have visited the Ballyshannon Community Nursing Unit have been impressed with the quality of the new accommodation.
"In addition the work programme on the major capital project on the Sheil Hospital site will now progress to the next essential phase of development," he said.
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