Press Release

Callely . . . achieving the highest standards in community nursing units

The Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, Mr. Ivor Callely, T.D. has today (19 September) officially launched the extensive Refurbishment Plan for the Meath Community Unit. The cost of the plan is in the region of €8million. Speaking during a visit to the Unit this afternoon, Minister Callely stated.

“I gave a commitment to the residents of this unit some time ago that I would work with them to secure the future of the Meath Community Unit. I am delighted to return today, having achieved this commitment, to officially launch and inspect the refurbishment plans.”

“Units such as this are vitally important as they allow residents to remain in their own communities in comfort and security. It is my commitment to achieve the highest standards in community nursing units throughout our health services and the newly refurbished and equipped Meath Community Unit will certainly meet these high standards.”

During his visit Minister Callely met with residents, staff, Cllr. Larry Butler, Vice Chairman of the ERHA, Ms. Margaret Tunney and members of the Residents Committee.

“My commitment, and that of this Government, to extended care services and structures for older people cannot be denied. I fully acknowledge that we must continue to develop services of this nature and to ensure that older people have the highest standard of care facility, which their immense contribution to our society deserves” concluded Minister Callely.