Patients to be moved to Inchicore
Article Posted: Tuesday 11th October, 2011
The HSE is proposing to transfer the majority of the residents and staff from Crooksling to the new modern purpose built unit at Hollybrook Community Nursing Unit, Inchicore which has a bed capacity of 50. The HSE has confirmed that St Brigid’s Home, Crooksling, a long-term care unit in Brittas Co Dublin will close over a phased period over the next 3-6 months.
In consideration of the requirements for registration by the Health Information & Quality Authority, the Executive said: “It has become apparent that the facilities at St Brigid’s Crooksling will not meet the required standards and therefore a decision has been made to close the unit”.
There are 80 residents currently at the facility. The HSE has today initiated an engagement and consultation process with residents, their families and staff.
The selection of an alternative placement will be governed by the “wishes and needs of each resident,” the HSE said, adding that and “it is the intention that each family will be given the opportunity and time to discuss the options that will be available”.
“The transfer will consider the options that will be available for each resident, preferences of the resident and their family, the proximity of the identified nursing unit to the relatives and the wishes and needs of residents. In addition, a liaison person will be appointed for the transition to support the family’s /carers of the residents,” the HSE added.
The HSE is proposing to transfer the majority of the residents and staff to the new modern purpose built unit at Hollybrook Community Nursing Unit, Inchicore which has a bed capacity of 50. In addition other units in the Dublin Mid Leinster HSE region will be identified for the transfer of both residents and staff.