Tuesday 20 February 2018

Town centre nursing home opens its doors

By Esther Hayden

The nursing home has a separate community area , Davitt House (above).
The nursing home has a separate community area , Davitt House (above).

Wygram Nursing Home opened its doors last Monday taking in its first residents.

The showpiece nursing home, the only such care facility in the town itself, is a €6.5 million project and can accommodate 71 residents.

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

The home will be taking in new residents over the coming weeks and whilst it is not full there is considerable interest in the town centre location.

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-designed 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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