Ballincollig CNU’s Summer Soirée took place yesterday, July 16th 2020. The Soirée was a celebration of the courage and resilience shown by the residents and staff over the past months of the COVID health emergency.

Mowlam, Healthcare, Ballingcollig, Community Nursing Unit, Summer, Soirée

The outdoor Soirée also celebrated the different rich cultures of those people working in Ballincollig CNU. Some staff members wore their traditional dress and performed traditional dances, incl. Indian Garba and Brazilian Dance. The celebration also included a presentation of Philippine Culture, an African Fashion Show and of course Irish singing and music performances.

The Summer Soirée is part of the Mowlam Healthcare Health & Wellbeing Programme, Wellness Matters, which supports staff in looking after their overall health and wellness, particularly over recent months.

 Executive Chairman of Mowlam Healthcare, Pat Shanahan, said:

“We are delighted to host the Ballincollig Summer Soirée and celebrate the diversity of cultures working in Ballincollig CNU. I would like to sincerely thank Director of Nursing Marie Molihan and the dedicated home team for their hard work, commitment and enthusiasm to provide excellent nursing care to the Cork community. Our heartfelt thanks also to the local general practitioners for their continued support.”

Director of Nursing at Ballincollig CNU, Marie Molihan, said:

“We are celebrating today both the commitment of all our wonderful staff during this pandemic and the diversity of the wonderful cultures in our workforce. It has been honestly my humbling privilege to work alongside such diverse cultures who together share the singular focus of caring in as loving and professional manner as is humanly possible for those in our family here at Ballincollig.“

Mowlam Healthcare has devoted 20 years to refining our person-centred approach to care and building the most compassionate and skilled teams of healthcare professionals.

Ballincollig CNU is managed and run by Mowlam Healthcare for the HSE.

For further information, contact Adrian Fitz-Gerald General Services Manager, Ballincollig Community Nursing Unit

Murphy Barracks Road Ballincollig Co. Cork. P31 PT10. Tel: 021 4620600

Notes To The Editor 

About Mowlam Healthcare:

The largest and one of the most respected providers of private nursing home care in Ireland, with 26 locations throughout the country. Mowlam is a national healthcare leader, committed to clinical excellence, compassion, and improving the health outcomes for older people in their care. Everyone’s clear focus is ‘To Enhance the Quality of Life for Older People’ – this is The Mowlam Way.

Mowlam Healthcare is the leading providers of Memory Care, creating days full of meaning and purpose for people living with dementia, Alzheimer’s and cognitive impairment. With a growing number of specialist Memory Care Centres around Ireland, their pioneering Memory Care Programme has been developed to help residents build and maintain cognitive ability. The goal is to slow the progression of dementia.

Mowlam is also leading the way in Ireland with a unique Continuum of Care offering – the most appropriate care, in the most appropriate setting. Mowlam supports people who need additional care, or specialised services, offering seamless transitions through levels of clinical care, as a person’s health care needs change.

Mowlam Healthcare provides a comprehensive range of specialist care services:

Health Care At Home – Home Help, Home Nursing Care & Community Support

Transitional Care – Rehabilitation, Post-acute Medical Care and Step Down Care

Residential Care – Memory Care, Respite Care, Dementia Care, Long Term Care, Complex Care and Palliative Care