Rock Community Nursing Unit

Rock Community Nursing Unit
Rock Welfare Home
Co Donegal

Ms Melissa Corrid
Ms Gwen Mooney

Tel: 071 98 51303

Hiqa Reports

The Rock Nursing Unit is an historic building originally built as a work house in the 1800s.

It was established as a community nursing home 1974. The centre can accommodate 22 residents requiring continuing care.

Accommodation is provided on the ground floor and comprises five single rooms, five three bedded rooms and one two bedded room.

Communal areas consist of a sitting room and dinning room and a conservatory to the front of the centre.

There are five assisted bathrooms and eight toilets available.

Other facilities included a nurse’s office, sluice rooms and a laundry.
The first floor is accessed by a lift and an oratory, a staff changing area, and a staff dinning room are located on this floor.

The Rock Nursing Unit is located in an old hospital and became a dedicated older person’s centre in 2004.

It is located on a hill overlooking Ballyshannon about a half mile from the town centre on the old Bundoran Road.

Information courtesy of HIQA reports and other separate sources.

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To get further information from HIQA:
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