Celebrations for Clare home at Q Mark Awards 2019

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25 OCTOBER 2019

Celebrations for Clare home at Q Mark Awards 2019

 

 

Q Mark awards September 2019

Team from Carrigoran House wins at gala event in Dublin

There were smiles all around for the winning team from Carrigoran House in County Clare  at The Clayton Hotel on Dublin’s Burlington Road on Friday, September 27th, where the National Q Mark Awards ceremony took place. 

The Q Mark is the highest accolade an Irish business can achieve, and the gala event was a chance for all those nominated to celebrate the high standards they’d earned in rigorous audits by EIQA, the proud guardians of the Q Mark suite of Quality standards. To achieve a nomination, each enterprise had to earn a place in the top 6 per cent of the audits carried out across the island of Ireland. 

Carrigoran House has been providing quality driven, person-centered care to older people since 1974 when it was established by The Sisters of Charity of The Incarnate Word.

Despite the fact that they’re new to the Q Mark process, Carrigoran House managed to take home the 2019 Q Mark for Nursing Homes, sponsored this year by BlackBee. Awarding them the title, MD of EIQA Irene Collins said: “Valerie and the team in Carrigoran House have some fantastic news to share with the residents and their families. This win is testament to the team’s efforts to provide a service level and quality of care standard that can be measured and audited easily, whilst having the capability to introduce new policies, practices and procedures more effectively. Congratulations to everyone involved”.

CEO of Carrigoran House Valerie Vaughan was thrilled: “Every staff member, volunteer, resident and sister advocate should be so proud of this achievement and rightly so as they own it. Carrigoran House has been delivering quality care since the early 1970’s and has been continually evolving since that time into the care centre that it is today. Winning this award reinforces all we do and our commitment to ensuring we provide the best care possible that is underpinned by quality. We will continue to use every opportunity for improvement to provide a consistent quality service to our community of residents and their families.”

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    • Excellence In Dining and Nutrition Experience Award of The Year 2018
    • Day Centre of the Year 2018 – Irish Healthcare Centre Awards

    • Social & Recreational Programme for Residents Award 2017

    • Nursing Home of the Year 2017 – Irish Healthcare Centre Awards

    • Community Initiative Award 2016 (Health & Wellness Centre)

    • General Healthcare Centre of the Year 2016 (Health & Wellness Centre)

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Congratulations to our Catering Manger Grey Makoni and his team

Grey Makoni (catering manager) and his team were recognised for the wonderful and innovative service they provide to our residents, staff, volunteers and visitors to Carrigoran House at the NHI Care Awards in November 2018. Carrigoran House won the overall award for Excellence in Dining and Nutrition services. This is testament to the personalised nutritional varied menu that is lovingly put together for our residents and all who dine at our Nursing Home, our Day Service which also is Day Centre of the Year for 2018 and our Assisted Living Apartments.

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Official launch of our enhanced Activity Room by Minister Pat Breen June 2018

At the official opening of the newly refurbished Activity Room in Carrigoran House to celebrate them being national award winners for their Social And Recreation programme as part of annual Nursing Homes Week. Photograph by John Kelly.

Pat Breen, Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise and Innovation cuts the tape at the official opening of the newly refurbished Activity Room in Carrigoran House to celebrate them being national award winners for their Social And Recreation programme as part of annual Nursing Homes Week. Included are from left; Sr Gerard, Lucy Egan, Valerie Vaughan CEO Carrigoran and Frances Bailey, volunteer.

 

Dining Room supervisor Maura Mc Cormack, right, teaching the art of baking to Pat Breen, Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise and Innovation, during the official opening of the newly refurbished Activity Room in Carrigoran House during annual Nursing Homes Week while celebrating them being national award winners for their Social And Recreation programme . Looking on are from left; Veronica Callinan, Paula Mc Carthy. Photograph by John Kelly.

 

Pat Breen, Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise and Innovation chats with Nancy Power at the official opening of the newly refurbished Activity Room in Carrigoran House as part of annual Nursing Homes Week while also celebrating their national award for their Social And Recreation programme.

Friends Frances Moroney and Colette Griffin chatting during the official opening of the newly refurbished Activity Room in Carrigoran House during annual Nursing Homes Week while celebrating a national award win for their Social And Recreation programme.

 

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Social & Recreational Programme (2017 Nursing Homes Ireland Excellence in Care Awards).

Our Activity Coordinators, Paula McCarthy and Veronica McCarthy accepted this award on behalf of Carrigoran House and its volunteers and support staff, Gina Dalton and Bernie Wolfe at the Annual NHI Excellence in Care Awards on November 16th. This is a wonderful achievement and we are so very proud to have all their efforts recognise.

 

 

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NURSING HOME OF THE YEAR 2017

NURSING HOME OF THE YEAR 2017
Congratulations to all of our valued team in Carrigoran House Nursing Home for achieving Nursing Home of the Year 2017 at the Irish Healthcare Centre awards on March 10th in Dublin.
We are extremely proud of the individual effort put in by all of our staff across all departments that come together to provide our health care service. On the night our Health and Wellness Centre were also finalists for Day Centre of the Year and our Falls Prevention Programme for Healthcare Department Initiative of the Year

 

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Best Community Initiative Award

Congratulations to our colleague Mary O’Dowd who took home the “Best Community Initiative Award” held at the NHI Conference in November 2016, for her work on the Age Expo event held here at the Health & Wellness Centre, Carrigoran.
We are very proud of her and the wider team, who brought the Expo from concept to reality last April.

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Heritage Week 2016

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This years Heritage week event was a wonderful success, with almost 130 people from the community attending the Health & Wellness Centre to view the movie “Older than Ireland”.

Feedback from attendees was glowing all round with everyone expressing their enjoyment of the event.

Attendees enjoying the Movie in the Health & Wellness Centre

Attendees enjoying the Movie in the Health & Wellness Centre

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Of Pleasant Days Gone By

Our book ‘Of Pleasant Days Gone By‘ is a selection of memories and musings, contributed by guests at the Health & Wellness Centre, Carrigoran. Compiled by Brigid Liddy Of Pleasant Days Gone Byit recalls life in 20th Century Ireland – before rural electrification, before running water in homes and before most families even had a car! The stories are both happy and sad – but all are true experiences. The book has held the No.1 Bestseller spot in Paperback Non-Fiction for several weeks now.
Reviews by respected author and journalist Cormac Mac Connell can be read on the Irish Examiner website www.irishexaminer.com , the ‘Irish Voice’ American website www.irishvoice.com , as well as www.irishcentral.com.
Books can be ordered directly from the Health & Wellness Centre, Carrigoran House, Newmarket on Fergus, Co.Clare for €15 p&p inclusive to Irish addresses or for $20 for addresses within Europe / USA.

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