Donal O”Shea from Tuosist welcomes Minister Daly to officially open the Fiachne Day Centre at Kenmare Community Hospital
Gina O’Connor, Clinical Nurse Manager and Mary Lyons, Assistant Director of Nursing welcome Minister Jim Daly welcomed to Leawood House on Countess Road
Minister Daly cutting the tape to officially open Tomies Day Centre at The Reeks, Killarney on Tuesday. Also in photo are, Brid Collins, Clinical Nurse Manager, Dr Ana Goles, Juliette Brosnan, Acting Assistant Director of Nursing, Kevin Morrisson, General Manager, Mental Health Services, HSE, Mary O’Mahony, Area Director of Nursing HSE, Dr Dara Phelan, Executive Clinical Director and invited guests. Photo: Don MacMonagle repro free from HSE
Helena Buckley, Clinical Nurse Manager, gives Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly, a tour of the Fiachne Day Centre at Kenmare Community Hospital
Minister for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly cutting the tape to officially open Leawood House on Countess Road, Killarney with local politicians from left, Deputy Michael Healy-Rae, Cllr Maura Healy-Rae, Cllr Brendan Cronin, Deputy John Brassil, incoming Mayor of Kerry Cllr Niall Kelleher, Deputy Danny Healy-Rae and incoming Mayor of Killarney Cllr Michael Gleeson
TWO new mental health service centres in Killarney and another in Kenmare have been officially opened.
Jim Daly, Minister of State at the Department of Health, with special responsibility for Mental Health and Older People, visited the county to open the state-of-the-art centres which are used by Kerry Mental Health Services.
The first port of call was the Fiachne Day Centre in Kenmare at noon before Minister Daly and travelleld on to Leawood House on Countess Road and Tomies Day Hospital at The Reeks Gateway on St Margaret’s Road in Killarney.
The facilities, run by Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, have been in operation for some time and Kerry TDs and councillors were out in force to welcome the minister.
The HSE says Leawood House will allow better services can be delivered and that more people can be facilitated.
Staff and service-users will have access to an increased range of services, including enhanced nursing and occupational therapy services.
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