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28 Nov 2021

Nursing homes around the country thank staff for dedication during Storm Emma

'Events of natural disaster can bring out the very best in people'

Nursing homes around the country thank staff for dedication during Storm Emma

Nursing homes around the country thank staff for dedication during Storm Emma

Tadhg Daly, the CEO of Nursing Homes Ireland CEO, has thanked the staff of nursing homes around the country who showed immense dedication and commitment to their patients during the recent bad weather. 

"Events of natural disaster can bring out the very best in people. This has been exemplified within Irish society the past week and in particular within our health services," Tadhg said.

"Nursing Homes Ireland takes this opportunity to acknowledge, commend and thank staff within our nursing homes across the country. Nursing homes are reliant upon staff across a range of disciplines to meet the health and living care needs of people who require round-the- clock care. These include nurses, carers, chefs and those who organise the activities that bring enjoyment and fulfilment to these people’s lives on a daily basis," he added.

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"We are aware of great sacrifices that were undertaken by nursing home management and their staff to provide care to older
persons as the country was pounded by the worst extremes of weather. We should not take for granted the tremendous sacrifices made by personnel within our nursing homes and, indeed, their families and members of the public who are
supporting them in travelling to and from the nursing home."

"We take this opportunity to thank staff within our nursing homes for their tremendous commitment, resilience, dedication and compassion that was to the fore during Storm Emma. You exemplify human resilience, kindness and decency."

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