Minister for Health launches Peamount Healthcare’s Centenary Year

Ministers James Reilly & Frances Fitzgerald with patient Helen O'Neill

Ministers James Reilly & Frances Fitzgerald with patient Helen O'Neill

Minister for Health, James Reilly TD, officially launched Peamount Healthcare’s Centenary Year celebrations on Monday, 30th January.The launch took place on the Peamount Campus near Newcastle Co. Dublin. The Mayor of South Dublin, Councillor Caitríona Jones, was in attendance along with an invited audience from health and statutory services in the region, the local community and staff and Service Users of Peamount Healthcare.

In the course of his address the Minister commented: “throughout the years Peamount has continuously evolved to meet the changing needs of Irish society and the surrounding community, particularly for people who are marginalised through poverty or disability”.

The Minister went on to compliment all those who worked in Peamount down through the decades and how while celebrating the past 100 years the Service continues to develop and respond to emerging needs: “In celebrating its Centenary Peamount is not just looking at what it has achieved but is also examining ways in which it can deliver a better service into the future”.

As his speech concluded the Minister acknowledged the key role played by Peamount Healthcare today in the health of the community: “I can see that Peamount has been, and continues to be, an integral part of this community, providing long term support to those who need it.”

During the morning the Minister, accompanied by local TD and Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald TD, conducted a brief tour of Peamount Healthcare’s Rehabilitation Services and met with a number of staff, volunteers and clients.

To access a copy of the Minister’s full speech please follow this link here