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The care of the older person in the local community

Mallow Daycare Centre

�Where everybody knows your name�. 

Mission Statement

"Our Mission Statement is to provide high quality and equitable nursing care and achieve excellence in clinical practice to improve the health and quality of life of the individuals, families, carers and communities we serve"

The Centre provides a number of  activities and services for our clients. One of the main activities enjoyed at the Centre is the social interaction between the clients themselves. We also provide an exercise programme with OPID (Older People In Dance) overseen by a trained tutor and a PAL (Physical Activity Leader). 

We celebrate birthday parties, with our Clients permission, with music and dance. A Chiropodist attends once every six weeks for five days. A Hairdresser is in attendance daily.
A qualified aromatherapist is provided by the CETB (Cork Education and Training Board) and attends for eight weeks twice a year. Reflexology treatment is also available weekly for the benefit of the clients.

 After lunch every day a bingo session takes place which is greatly enjoyed by the clients. Card games are a second option for those who would prefer this to bingo.

Physiotherapy is provided on consultation and a limited amount of equipment is available in our treatment room for specific exercise programmes. Every December our annual Christmas Party is held and is one of the highlights of the year for both staff and Clients.

The Daycare Centre is staffed at all times by a nurse who provides nursing and personal care based on assessed needs.  . Tea and scones are provided in the morning followed by midday meal and to finish off afternoon tea, after which the clients leave the Centre at 3.30p.m.

A Public meeting was organised by the Mallow Area Public Health Nurses Breda Wilson, Nuala O Sullivan, Gloria Healy and Margaret Twomey in the Mercy Centre on the 9th of December 1996. From this meeting a steering committee was set up in 1997 namely, Gloria Healy Community Nurse, Tim Healy Community Worker, Cassie Cullinane and Dick Griffin.

This group called a further meeting on February 20th 1998 in the local Social Services Centre. At this meeting interested people were asked to attend a meeting on March 3rd at the same venue. From this a new committee was formed. Chairperson, Dr. Kevin Brennan, Vice-Chairperson, Dr. Michael O�Grady, Secretary, Margaret Twomey, Treasurer, Maureen Veale and Noreen Stokes from January 2000, PRO, Billy Walsh. Other members were Cassie Cullinane, Sr. Maria Goretti, Mary Guiney, Gloria Healy, Michelle O�Mahony, Nuala O�Sullivan, Sheila Ryan, Hanna Sheahan and Roy Willis.

From March 3rd 1998, meetings were held weekly. In the last two years meetings were held monthly. From the start the aims of the committee were two pronged � fund raising and to develop a Day Centre that would meet the needs of the people of Mallow and outlying areas.

Kevin O�Callaghan County Architect and Donal Burke, Architect visited the site and met committee members. From this, Donal Burke drew up plans which were submitted for permission. This was granted in the summer of 1999. Parallel with this, fund raising was commenced immediately. Charitable status was applied for and the committee became a plc.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul were very generous to the committee from the beginning. Voluntary groups in the Mallow Area were contacted. Letters were also sent to all the businesses in Mallow. Many and generous donations followed these contacts. The generosity of the public was second to none.

The Department of Health and the Southern Health board (now the HSE) grant aided the Centre. Mary Murphy, General Manager, SHB granted staff of a Nurse Manager and two Carers. Fas granted a driver and other workers.

On June 10th 1999, President Mary MacAleese visited the site and turned the sod for the proposes building It was a wonderful and inspiring day.

The Day Care Centre opened to the public on March 3rd 2001 and June O�Connell was appointed Nurse Manager. From the start the numbers started to increase rapidly. A full house ensued Monday to Friday. On Friday October 13th 2001, Minister of Health and Children Micheal Martin officially opened Mallow Day Care Centre. This was the culmination of the aims of the committee. Mallow Day Care Centre continues to cater for all the needs of the older person in our community.

The present committee consist of Kieran Buckley Chairperson, Dr. Kevin Brennan Vice-Chairperson, June O�Connell Secretary, Nuala O�Sullivan Treasurer, Eddie O�Donnell assistant-Treasurer, Mary O�Keeffe PRO. Other committee members are Joan Behan, David Walsh, Michael Walsh, Hannah Sheehan and Margaret O�Donnell.

As with most registered charities fundraising is constant pre-occupation because of the financial demands of the Centre. In order to meet these needs fundraising is divided into two distinct parts. Firstly we have �voluntary donations� which consists of private donations both from local businesses and local organisations and also from private individuals.

Secondly we have �active fundraising� which consists of flagday, Church gate collections, re-cycling clothes, mini-marathon, pub quiz and local dances. It is great to see the on-going support we get from the general public. It is a reflection of the high esteem that the people of Mallow and surrounding areas hold the Day Care Centre in

Contact Details

Court View, New Road, , , , IRELAND - P51 DX6Y

Cause Registration

Revenue (Charities Unit) (CHY): 13215

Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA) : 20040598

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