2013-02-28 17:56:43 - Clare Senator Tony Mulcahy has announced that funding totalling 100,000 euro has been allocated towards the day-to-day running of daycare services at Carrigoran Nursing Home in Newmarket-on-Fergus.
The Shannon-based Fine Gael Senator says he has received confirmation from the HSE that the funding is being allocated as part of the HSE West Regional Service Plan 2013, which was published today (Thursday, 28 February 2013).
The core funding is being provided by the HSE through the Department of Health and Children.
“I am delighted that Minister for Health James Reilly has approved this funding following numerous meetings with him during which I stressed the need for the service to be allocated finance. This is the first time that funding has been provided by the Government to Carrigoran Nursing Home and is recognition of the wonderful service being provided by the Centre Manager Sister Christina and her staff, as well as
the valuable contribution of community volunteers,” stated Senator Mulcahy.
He continued: “The funding will be used to facilitate the running of day-to-day operations at the new Daycare Centre, which was officially opened earlier this year. I have visited the centre on numerous occasions and I believe it is a providing a state-of-the-art, 5-star service to elder members of the local community in Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ballycar, Stonehall, Shannon, Bunratty and Sixmilebridge. I also want to acknowledge the considerable fundraising that has taken place locally to deliver the new Daycare Centre.”
Note to Editor:
Senator Tony Mulcahy is available for interview on 086-2436345