Offaly day centre to re-open amid closure controversy
Offaly County Concillor Frank Moran has confirmed that the Clara Day Centre, closed without notice in recent weeks, is to re-open on June 5.
The centre, which affords vital medical and recreational services to elderly people, shut its doors in mid-May, sparking outrage from service users and their families.
The closure was due to the retirement of the existing nurse, although Cllr Moran told us that this retirement had been signalled three months ago.
However, on Wednesday, May 30, Cllr Moran told the Offaly Express: "Further to ongoing representation in conjunction with Deputy Barry Cowen and HSE management, I can confirm the Clara Day Care Centre will re-open next week."
"The HSE have just confirmed a replacement nurse has been procured and will start work next Tuesday 5th June. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us," he continued.
The news will come as much relief to users of the service who were left without a crucial medical and social outlet without warning.
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