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World COPD Day 2018 – Life a reflection through the LENS’ photography exhibition

November 23, 2018

Peamount celebrated World COPD Day 2018 in our Respiratory Rehab Unit and were very fortunate to be able to host the ‘Life a reflection through the LENS’ photography exhibition a PhotoVoice project. After an opening speech by Professor Lane, and an introduction to the PhotoVoice project by Bettina Korn project facilitator, two of the participants Ann and Marie openly shared their journey. Peamount welcomed  the community to the rehab unit with representatives from local COPD support groups and community outreach teams and celebrated with users of our inpatient and outpatient respiratory service. The photography exhibition will be in situ for a short time for anyone who missed the opening event. Read more →

New state of the art physiotherapy equipment launched today at Peamount Healthcare by Frances Fitzgerald, TD.

September 24, 2018

The event was attended by staff, patients, relatives and representatives from Accuscience. A big thank you to Tony Brennan, former patient of Peamount who shared his story at the launch with Frances Fitzgerald, TD. Thank you to Frances Fitzgerald who formally launched the equipment in our Rehabilitation Unit today. Peamount is the first in the country to have the new ‘HUR Pulley Functional Trainer’ equipment which has been made possible through the Patient Donations Fund. Thank you to all who made this possible and to all who attended the event and made it a wonderful success.   Read more →

August 2018 – Update on New Development

August 10, 2018

Our New Development is progressing quickly with staff, residents and some relatives attending site visits. The strategy for the new beds is being progressed and it is hoped that it will be in place by the Autumn. Watch out for updates on the development.   Read more →

12th June 2018 – Staff BBQ

Staf  f, service users, relatives and guests enjoyed a summer barbeque at Peamount in the sunshine with great food and music. Thank you to all who came and enjoyed the afternoon and to all involved in the preparations.   Read more →

Alzheimer’s Tea Day/Builders Brew

June 8, 2018

4th May 2018. Peamount Healthcare were delighted to team up with Duggan Brothers (onsite for construction of New 100 Bed Development) to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland at the Alzheimer’s Tea Day held in the canteen and at the new build site office. Thanks very much to all who got involved. In partnership we raised €2,200. Great Day.   Read more →

Opening of Peamount Hub

23rd April 2018. Frances Fitzgerald TD attended Peamount to formally launch the opening of Peamount Hub. The Peamount Hub is a welcoming centre for all our residents on campus and in the community; short term or long term stay. Peamount delivers meaningful activities supported by the multidisciplinary team and sessional professionals from our local communities including for example Art, Wood work, Aromatherapy reflexology, Lady Aberdeen Library, Food Appreciation, Coffee Dock, Men’s Sheds, Hair and Beauty Salon, Day Services to the 4 districts, Afternoon Tea Dances, Local Bingo, Creative Art Festivals ; therapeutic arts and 1-1 meaningful activity for our residents, Yoga Tai Chi, Well being Exercise Group, Speisialta and Internet Café. We thank Frances Fitzgerald for visiting our new service and giving so generously of her time and attention to our residents. Thank you to all who got involved.   Read more →

Daffodil Day

23rd March 2018. Peamount Healthcare were delighted to support Daffodil Day, 23rd March 2018 through our tree of hope for special intentions and our Daffodil Day themed Selfie Stands! Our donation to the Irish Cancer Society was €650. Thank you to all supporters staff, service users and visitors at Peamount. The winners of the competition were Srinivasan Panchalam, Physiotherapy Department for individual photo. Ray Lynam, Facilities Department and Lina Lakaviciene, Catering Department! Well done to all involved and special thanks to the Social Committee.   Read more →

Pre Loved Sale

14th February 2018. The Pre Loved Sale was a great success and raised in the region of €2,000 overall for the residents comfort fund. It was a great team event, thank you and well done to all involved.   . Read more →

Minister for Health Simon Harris formally “Turns the Sod” on Peamount Healthcares New 100 Bed Development in Newcastle, Co Dublin.

December 13, 2017

Minister for Health Simon Harris formally “Turned the Sod” on Peamount Healthcares New 100 Bed Development in Newcastle, Co Dublin. This €24 million development was funded by the sale of lands belonging to Peamount Healthcare and a significant capital investment from the Health Service Executive.   Peamount Healthcare is an independent voluntary organisation that operates in partnership with the HSE to provide a range of health and social care services for the Dublin Mid Leinster Region. Peamount Healthcare currently operates 219 beds between campus and community services with a headcount of 500 employees.   Minister for Health Simon Harris stated  that when he asked a resident what it  was like to live in Peamount he said “heaven on earth” , Minister Harris noted that he “extraordinary proud of the people who work in our health service ” he thanked Suzanne Corcoran , Peamount HealthCare’s Management Team, the Board Chaired by John Delaney  and all the staff working in Peamount for providing excellent care to people with complex needs.   Peamount Healthcare has a long history dating back to 1912 when the facility opened as a Tuberculosis Sanatorium.  It quickly became the largest such unit in Ireland and developed as a centre of excellence delivering high quality care to patients and service users and this ethos continues. In the 1960’s Peamount changed service direction and opened residential services for Intellectual Disability.  Since that time services have expanded and developed and now include; Rehabilitation Care for Respiratory and Age Related Conditions Residential Services for Long Stay Neurological Disability Residential Services for Long Stay Age Related Conditions Residential Services for Intellectual Disability Community Outpatient Services     Minister Harris noted that in the past Peamount “made an incredible contribution to tackling Tuberculosis,  what I would now say the challenge falls to Peamount and to the next generation of leaders , to tackle one of the great challenges of today that our Health Service faces and that is a demographic challenge”,  “our population is growing and our population is aging and will have healthcare needs”. “ What you are doing here today is already beginning to fulfil that challenge providing residential care, providing short stay care, looking after people with complex needs and what you are doing today is adding more capacity to that.  In building a new unit and turning the sod on that today we will see 100 beds, 50 will enable residents to have better facilities because we know parts of Peamount are very old and 50 beds will provide us with more Neuro Rehabilitation capacity, something we badly need in this county. I am really excited about the contribution that this development is going to make, it’s going to add additional beds to our Health Service”.   Suzanne Corcoran, Chief Executive Officer, Peamount Healthcare announced that “Peamont Healthcare’s present strategy is to expand rehabilitation services in conjunction with the National Neuro Rehabilitation Strategy. The new building will provide 50 replacement Older Persons residential beds in addition to a new 50 bed unit.  This development will be a support to the acute hospital system for the early transfer of patients for follow on care.   This event marks a bright future for Peamount, its service users and staff, as we announce our development and reposition our services for the future. We look forward to opening this new state of the art hospital facility in 2019.” Read more →

New 100 Bed Unit

September 29, 2017

Peamount Healthcare is delighted to announce joint partnership with the HSE in progressing a new 100 Bed Unit at its Newcastle Site in West Dublin. This development will provide 50 Replacement Older Persons Residental Beds in addition to a new 50 Bed Unit to expand Rehabilitation Services. The project will get underway in the coming weeks.   Read more →

Peamount Workplace Wellness Program

September 26, 2017

"Peamount's workplace wellness programme is currently focusing on positive mental health for all it's staff. Our programme includes education on stress management, mindfulness based stress reduction, yoga, positive mental health resources, and positive goal setting." Read more →

Healthcare Charter August 2017 – Participation Awareness Month at Peamount

Peamount Healthcare is committed to the National Healthcare Charter, the theme for August is Participation. Among the areas being highlighted this month in Peamount include relevant policies such as the Participation Policy, Consent Policy & Open Disclosure Policy, Service Information Leaflets, Consent Forms, Your Service Your Say Feedback Form, It’s Safer to Ask Leaflet and our ‘You Said, We Did’ Poster Read more →

Healthcare Charter July 2017 – Communication & Information Awareness Month at Peamount

August 21, 2017

The National Healthcare Charter theme for July is Communication and Information. Among the areas being highlighted this month in Peamount include: Hello My Name is initiative, Communication Access Training, Staff Resources to facilitate effective communication with service users, information on Bridges Stroke Self management Group, Rights Group, Advocacy Group, It’s Safer to Ask Leaflet and Peamount IT Department – Think before you click initiative. Read more →

Peamount Summer Barbeque

June 20, 2017

Thank you to all who attended the Peamount Summer BBQ and helping to make it a great success Read more →

Healthcare Charter June 2017 – Safe & Effective Services Awareness Month at Peamount

Peamount Healthcare is committed to the implementation of the National Healthcare Charter. The Theme for June is Safe and Effective Services. A game based on the 5 moments for Hand Hygiene is being carried out on all wards and units by our Infection Control CNS throughout the month, good luck to all involved for winning a prize!! Medication Safety, Risk Management, Resident Placemats, Hospital & Communication passports are among the areas being highlighted this month. Read more →

Peamount commences roll out Leadership Training for all department heads

We are investing in our team. Our first group of managers have completed Leadership Training with Pat Reda, Executive Trainer/Coach. 10 managers completed a 3 day course in the education centre at Peamount.  Further group training sessions are planned for later in the year. Read more →

Peamount is represented at the International Conference for Integrated Care

PREP – Peamount Respiratory Empowerment programme -  is a multidisciplinary lifestyle empowerment programme that promotes healthy eating and physical activity specific to people with respiratory conditions.  Available to respiratory rehab inpatients referred for weight management with a BMI of over 30kg/m2.   Here’s what some of the participants of PREP have to say about the programme:   “Thanks to this programme, we can feel we still matter, and that Peamount has a great interest in its patients’ overall health” “the dietitian’s nutrition class has changed my life and my thinking about food and exercise” “tried diets before and it never worked as well as this” “As for the physio, I found it fantastic. I did not realise how unfit I was until I was put through my paces every week” “The exercise programme improved my lung function and was tailored individually depending on our needs and ability” “I was treated with respect. The leaders listened to my problems. I felt part of something”   Read more →

Healthcare Charter May 2017 – Dignity & Respect Awareness Month at Peamount

May 11, 2017

Peamount Healthcare is committed to the implementation of the National Healthcare Charter. The Theme this month is Dignity & Respect. Great interest shown from staff yesterday on the concept of meaningful moments with residents. Our Rights Group meet on Wednesday's in Brid's Neuro Disability Unit @ 11.30am to learn about rights and how they can impact on us in a positive way. The month of May will focus on Dignity & Respect for all. Read more →

Charity event in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland, Thursday 4th May, 2017

Peamount Healthcare held a Dementia Tea Day with staff and residents. The theme for the event was ‘Spend some time with me’. Twiddle Muffs were knitted and donated to Peamount Residents. A grand total of €630 was donated to the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland. Read more →

Meaningful Moments Project – St. Patrick’s Residential Unit

Peamount’s care team in St. Patrick's Unit launched a Meaningful Moments project on 24th April 2017. Meaningful Moments are staff initiated interpersonal encounters that are brief yet significant to the person living with dementia. These moments can have a profound positive effect on the person with dementia enhancing their quality of life. #MeaningfulMoments Read more →

Charity event in aid of Irish Cancer Society

Peamount Healthcare supported Daffodil Day on Friday 24th March with a bike relay and tree of hope. A grand total of €900 was donated. Click “Read More” to display Photos of Staff and Residents who took part in the bike relay. Read more →

Charity event in aid of MS Ireland

February 24, 2017

Peamount Healthcare held a charity event in aid of MS Ireland on Thursday 23rd February 2017.  The ‘Wear Red’ Campaign was held in St. Brid’s Unit for Neuro Disability.  Click "Read More" to display the Photo of Staff and Residents. #kissgoodbyetoms Read more →

Peamount Healthcare announces new CEO and development plans for the campus

Suzanne Corcoran has commenced as Chief Executive in Peamount Healthcare replacing Robin Mullan who retired early in 2016. Former Operations Manager for the Surgical, Anaesthetia and Critical Care Directorate at St. James’s Hospital, Suzanne brings a wealth of public and private sector healthcare experience to Peamount having held various senior positions in St. James’s Hospital, Irish Blood Transfusion Board and Mount Carmel Private Hospital over the past 7 years. Peamount Healthcare are currently developing a 5 year Strategy the main focus of which is to develop rehabilitation services taking account of the current demand on acute and non-acute services and the role the hospital can play in alleviating pressure from the health system in years to come. Ms. Corcoran joins the organisation at an exciting time as Peamount embarks upon the first phase of this development. Construction will commence later this year on a new 100 bed unit which will allow for an upgrade of services and the first expansion of the rehabilitation unit. It is expected the new unit will open for referrals in early 2019. Read more →

Light up Peamount 2014

December 17, 2014

For the second year running in association with Newcastle Community Group, Peamount has been illuminated with festive Christmas lights. It strives to be a celebration for Services Users, Visitors and Staff, and gives us an opportunity to join with the local community to mark the start of the festive season. It was great to see so many people get into the spirit of Christmas and raise their voices in song….. Unfortunately the weather was not so kind to us on the day! The Christmas Lights were officially turned on by Mr Eddie Clouder, a service user from Pine Lodge. Also in attendance for the occasion was Cllr Francis Timmons who, as an Independent Councillor and former staff member represents the Clondalkin and Newcastle areas. His thoughts for the day were on the importance of Social Inclusion in our daily lives and how inclusion treasures diversity and builds communities. The choir who had been rehearsing for a number of weeks prior to the event added enormously to the atmosphere on the evening. They were ably assisted by service users and staff who also participated in the event. A big thank you to the choir and everyone who brought cakes, pies, goodies and festive cheer to the evening! The organising committee are already looking forward to a bigger, brighter more colourful event for 2015! Read more →

Santa came to Peamount !

December 12, 2014

Santa came to Peamount on the 7th of December in a blaze of colour heralded by the brilliant Bag Piper David Markey from county Monaghan.  Rudolph led the sleight with his merry reindeers and Magical Elf’s in tow. Santa greeted the large crowd waiting for him and saw each child and adult in his magical Grotto which was kindly supplied by Smurfit Kappa.  A wonderful day was had by all. Hot chocolate and mince pies were enjoyed by everyone who came to visit. Creative Crafts and  Arts were on display and for sale . A big thank you to all who helped make it a very special day for our services users and the local community. Read more →

New date organised for Siobhan Hartigan’s Parachute Jump !

April 29, 2013

Due to severe cross winds Siobhan and her crew did not get to jump on 20th of April as anticipated but she will instead jump on the 18th of May @ 11.00 at the same place, thanks for all the continued support. Read more →

Sky’s the limit for high flyiing Multiple Sclerosis sufferer, Siobhain Hartigan

April 19, 2013

Siobhan will raise awareness and money for Peamount on April 20th 2013 , she will partake in a staggering 10,000 feet “ Parachute jump /Skydive “ Those who would like to make a donation should forward it by cheque / Postal order  or through the fundraising link here on our website. All enquiries to Siobhan Hartigan @ 087/2927008 or Marylee Tully @ 01-6010300 ext 278 Read more →

Peamount Nutrition Project Nominated for Award

February 27, 2013

Can you imagine not being able to choose what you eat or be presented with an indescribable mixed puree meal on a daily basis? This is the reality for many people in residential care in Ireland. A Peamount Healthcare multi-disciplinary team project to address this problem was runner up in the Astellas Changing Tomorrow 2012 Awards this month. Read more →

Gardai Raise funds for Peamount

February 8, 2013

Superintendent Lorraine Wheatley, on behalf of Gardai from P District in Dublin, presented Peamount Healthcare’s Director of Nursing, Elaine Keane, with cheques for €700 and a framed photographic record of their fundraising walk last November Read more →