Mary O’Sullivan’s family were not able to be with her when she reached the milestone at St Luke’s Home in Mahon yesterday due to visitor restrictions, but that didn’t stop staff from making it a birthday to remember.
Mary is from Carrigaline and was born into a farming family in 1920 and so was delighted when staff member Ursula Mc Grath from Mitchelstown brought in a hen for her to pet.
Mary was then given a letter and cheque from President Michael D. Higgins and celebrated her ‘hen party’ with staff and residents:
Residential and nursing homes have been at the forefront of the surge in coronavirus cases, with over half of deaths in Ireland related to these settings, and more than 30 per cent of the clusters in the country. The focus has turned to curbing the spread of the virus here, protecting the health and lives of those in residential care.
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Chief Executive of Cork Nursing Home Appeals for More Support from HSE – featured in the Echo 05.05.20
THE chief executive of a Cork nursing home has said more support is needed to access personal protective equipment.
Tony O’Brien, who is chief executive at St Luke’s Charity and Home in Cork, said it was facing significant challenges in sourcing masks for the residential care centre.
St Luke’s Home employs 220 staff and has 128 beds available for residents.
New guidance introduced in recent weeks means that masks must now be worn by all healthcare workers caring for residents, regardless of whether or not the patient may have Covid-19.
Mr O’Brien said this means they must source 10,000 masks weekly to meet […]
We are pleased to announce the imminent appointment of Ms. Orla Coleman MSc BSc BA to the Post of Director of Nursing @ St. Luke’s Charity and Home.
Orla’s career has been progressive and upward during the last 20 years and we are pleased that she has decided to join us at this point, bringing her considerable qualities to St. Luke’s.
Orla’s career began with Cork University Hospital gathering experience in Haematology, Orthopaedics & Trauma, Oncology and Radiotherapy.
In 2008 Orla began her work with Marymount University Hospital & Hospice Cork, as a staff nurse, learning impeccable symptom assessment of patients with […]
As of Friday, 6th March, families of our residents have been informed that there will be a temporary restriction on visiting the Nursing Home in the light of the current concerns re Coronavirus. With our focus on the well being of our residents this decision will be reviewed on a daily basis and we will keep you informed. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
A great night last night in St. Finn Barres Cathedral. St. Luke’s would like to thank all of the performers from our Christmas concert this year including Majella Cullagh and The Band 1st Brigade, The Montfort Youth Choir and the students from Our Lady of Lourdes School, Ballinlough. This event was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.
The staff and residents were delighted yesterday to celebrate 25 years of St. Luke’s Home in their current site in Mahon. The event was attended by the Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork Fergal Dennehy and Bishop Paul Colton Chairman of St. Luke’s Charity.
As well as celebrating our 25th Anniversary in Mahon, the event was also taken as an opportunity to present awards to members of staff who have been with St. Luke’s over the last 25 years as well as recent retirees.
The annual St. Luke’s Home 5K run takes place on Thursday 5th September 2019 at 7.00pm. Tickets are €15.
To pre-register go to www.myrunresults.com
Or registration on the day is from 2.00pm to 6.30pm in Northridge House Education Centre.
Following on from St Luke’s Home’s successful staff challenge last year which involved climbing Ireland’s tallest mountain, Caurauntoohill and raising money for St Luke’s Home and Pieta House, this year we took on another challenge!
On Friday 10th May a group of 22 walked the 12 miles from Mucross House in Killarney’s National Park to Lord Brandons Cottage, returning by boat via the lakes. This year the Staff were raising money for St Luke’s Home and the Mercy Foundation.
The day was a great success with the sun shining for the majority of the time, the scenery was spectacular, we saw […]