McBride Community Unit

McBride Community Unit
McBride Community Nursing Unit
The Cresent
Co Mayo

Ms Geraldine Farrell Mr Michael Fahey

Tel: 098 25592

Hiqa Reports

Mac Bride Community Nursing Unit is a HSE care facility situated on the banks of the Carrowbeg River in the heart of Westport.

MacBride Community Unit built in 1975.

The McBride Community Nursing Unitl is a single-storey, purpose-built facility.

The accommodation has been reduced from 39 beds to 28 long-term care beds and two respite care beds.

Day care is also provided Monday to Friday for 10 to 15 residents.

Those attending day care share the same communal spaces as long-term and respite residents.

The aim of the unit is to provide care that promotes health and independence, appropriate to each resident personal needs in a comfortable home that respects the dignity of each resident.

There are strong links between the unit and the various voluntary agencies in the locality who contribute greatly to social activities and provide a visiting service for our residents.

The centre is quadrangle in shape with and internal block that contains the large day room and nurses station and there are two enclosed gardens that provide safe accessible outdoor areas for residents.

Information courtesy of HIQA report.

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Call the advice line: 021 240 9660
Email: [email protected]
Postal Address:
The Office of the Chief Inspector,
Health Information and Quality Authority,
Social Services Inspectorate, 1301 City Gate,
Mahon, Cork.

Public Bed Register: HSE West

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What is the Nursing Homes Support Scheme?

The Nursing Homes Support Scheme provides financial support towards the cost of long-term nursing home care. Under the scheme, people who need nursing home care have their income and assets assessed, and then make a contribution towards the cost of their care based on their assessment.

The HSE will pay the rest, if any, of the costs of their care in designated public and approved private nursing homes covered under the scheme. People can choose care in any of the nursing homes included in the scheme provided that the nursing home can cater for the person's particular needs and that it has a place available for the person.

As the budget for this scheme is fixed each year, at times a waiting list for financial support may be in place