100-bed nursing home in Tymon partly opened
By Mary Dennehy
THE new 100-bed nursing home in Tymon North has been partly opened due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The residents and staff from St Brigid’s in Crooksling have been moved into the new Tymon North nursing home to help them comply with Covid-19 social distancing and cocooning guidelines.
The Tymon North nursing home has been partly opened
A spokesperson for the HSE confirmed that HSE Dublin South, Kildare and West Wicklow Community Healthcare along with colleagues from HSE Estates and the National Ambulance Service moved residents and staff from St Brigid’s to the new long term care facility in Tymon North.
“This new facility will help all residents and satff to comply with Covid-19 social distancing and coconning guidelines”, the spokesperson told The Echo.
“All residents have moved into single en suite rooms with new furniture and equipment to assist with their care.
“The 100-bed facility is only partly open due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, we hope to fully open this facility in the near future.
“The HSE would like to thank all of our residents and their families for their support throughout this move and we hope that they enjoy living in the new home from home.
“The HSE would also like to thank the people of Tallaght and South Dublin County Council for their support throughout this project and we know that this facility when fully opened will be an asset to the community we serve.”
It was always part of the HSE’s plans for the new care facility to use half of the beds for the residents of Crooksling.
The HSE told The Echo that it has no plans to reopen St Brigid’s.
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