Aras Ronain Community Nursing Unit

Aras Ronan
Aras Ronain Community Nursing Unit
Inis Mor
Aran Islands
Co Galway

Ms Mairead Walsh Mr JJ OKane

Tel: 099 61046
Hiqa Reports:

Áras Rónáin is a purpose-built single-storey building which opened in 2004.

It was built in 2000 by a voluntary organisation in conjunction with the Western Health Board to provide services to the people of the three Aran Islands.

The centre provides long-term, convalescent and palliative care.

Day care can be provided three times a week for up to six local people.

The centre has places for 12 residents, which comprises of 10 long stay beds and two beds reserved for respite/palliative care.

The building also contains 14 independent living housing units which are staffed and managed separately to the residential centre by Coiste Áras Rónáin.

Bedroom accommodation consists of six single bedrooms and two three-bedded rooms.

All bedrooms have en suite facilities with toilets, showers and wash-hand basins.

The centre is set in large, well maintained gardens. The large central courtyard garden is secure and contains ample seating space.

The building is wheelchair accessible and there is adequate car parking provided to the front of the building for staff and visitors.

Information courtesy of HIQA report.

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