‘First class’ care in Cluain Arainn Welfare Home

Cluain Arann Welfare Home & Community Nursing Unit, in Avondale Crescent, Tipperary town has been given a clean bill of health in a new report.

Cluain Arann Welfare Home & Community Nursing Unit, in Avondale Crescent, Tipperary town has been given a clean bill of health in a new report.

An Inspector with the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) carried out a 2-day announced visit to the centre on January 20th/21st this year, and the results were published on March 13th. There were 19 residents on site on the day of inspection.

Cluain Arann was a facility owned and managed by the Health Service Executive (HSE) and included a nursing unit and a welfare home. The nursing unit accommodated 10 residents who were referred for convalescence, respite care or palliative care. The referral for a respite placement could be from a general practitioner or a public health nurse. Residents requiring palliative care were referredeither directly from an acute hospital or via the home care palliative care team. The welfare home could accommodate 20 residents who had to be independent and self caring.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.