The Ros Aoibhinn nursing home has been put into liquidation and is now under the care of the HSE while residents are relocated. HSE / South East Community Healthcare was informed last week by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) of its intention to revoke the registration of the Ros Aoibhinn private nursing home in Bunclody, County Wexford. On Friday, December 3, the HSE became the temporarily registered provider at Ros Aoibhinn as part of a role to make long-term alternative arrangements in appropriate settings for its residents.
HSE’s priority is the safety and well-being of all residents of Ros Aoibhinn and recognizes that this is a very difficult time for residents and their families, âa statement from the HSE read.
In addition to one-on-one discussions and liaison with each resident and / or their families as to the options available – including placements in private nursing homes or HSE-run community hospitals / residential care centers in surrounding areas – Nursing Management of HSE / South East Community Healthcare also works with on-site staff at Ros Aoibhinn and engages in an ongoing communication process.
âHSE / South East Community Healthcare will provide every resident with all the assistance and support they need to identify a placement that matches their needs. Extensive consultation and support will be provided by the HSE to ensure that all residents are settled into their new accommodation before the Christmas season, âthe statement continued. âThe HSE – as well as the residents and their families – appreciate the continued support of the staff at Ros Aoibhinn to the needs of the residents. HSE / South East Community Healthcare recognizes that it is also a very difficult time for these staff members. The HSE thanks everyone for their cooperation during this difficult time. “
Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council Barbara Anne Murphy said it was a “devastating blow” to staff and residents. âRos Aoibhinn has been in business for 30 years now, it is an excellent nursing home and provides a very warm environment for the residents,â she said. âIt has been a tremendous asset to Bunclody during this time and their customers have been very happy there and made it their home thanks to the excellent staff. It’s a devastating blow to clients and staff and hopefully someone can take it over and continue to run it like a nursing home. I also hope that everywhere the residents go, they are also well looked after.
A meeting of Ros Aoibhinn’s creditors is scheduled for December 14.