Thursday 19 September 2019

Minister Howlin to open Wygram Nursing Home

By Esther Hayden

Wygram Nursing Home, in the centre of Wexford town, will officially open on Friday week, July 10, at 3pm.

The showpiece nursing home opened its doors at the end of May taking in its first residents and since then numbers have grown steadily. Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin will perform the official opening.

Wygram is the only nursing home in the confines of the town centre making it an attractive choice for many people. The €6.5 million care facility can accommodate 71 residents.

After the first residents moved in Managing Director, James White said, 'it's great to see the residents enjoying their new environment'.

Audrey Moloney, Director of Nursing and her team led by Triona Hogan said they 'are looking forward to welcoming the residents into a home where excellent care and state of the art facilities will provide the residents with all that they need to live a full and active life'.

When full, Wygram will provide employment to 65 people, and a considerable number of these are already employed.

James says Wygram very much wants to be part of the community in which it is based. 'To this end we will talking to local schools and voluntary organisations to see how we can become good neighbours,' he said.

Wygram will offer long-term care, short-term care, respite, convalescent care and palliative care. Other services at Wygram will include nursing care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, chiropody and health and beauty services.

The cleverly-designated building has bedrooms arranged around a central core, the majority of which will have views over Wexford town and harbour.

A feature of the facility is Davitt House, a major focal point as you enter the nursing home grounds. This building is designed as a separate community area where events can take place - coffee mornings, bridge, local community events etc.

For further information email or telephone 053-9184491.

Wexford People

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