Nua Healthcare Services, the largest private-sector provider of intellectual disability and mental health services in Ireland has announced the development of a new approved centre which will employ more than 170 local and regional healthcare professionals, who together will care for individuals with mental health and/or neurodevelopment disorders, including intellectual disability.
The new Tearmann House approved centre, which has already begun construction, will be developed on lands just outside Gormanston in County Meath and forms part of the company’s overall plan to bring much-needed specialist service capacity to the Irish health sector. It is expected that the first phase of this unique development will be completed before the end of this year, and the remaining phases will be completed mid-2023.
The new centre forms part of Nua Healthcare’s Mental Health Care Pathway (MHCP), which has been designed to specifically cater for individuals with enduring mental health and complex needs. The company’s MHCP encompasses four distinct tiers, each one providing different levels of support and environments from where recovery and rehabilitation best meets the assessed needs of the individual and furthermore, allows for a continuum of care along a “whole system” rehabilitative pathway in line with the HSE’s Model of Care for Mental Health Services.
The centre will be consultant-led, with care and treatment being provided by a core specialist multidisciplinary team with experience in Intellectual Disabilities and Rehabilitation Psychiatry. It will also include the introduction of a number of new onsite roles in areas such as Psychiatric Nursing, Clinical Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacology and Social Work.
The new facility will welcome individuals referred through Community Healthcare Organisations (CHO), who require specialist treatment in a safe care setting.
Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee said; “This is a hugely welcome development, which will provide appropriate care and support for users of this facility when it opens in Gormanston, Co Meath. It will be a crucial piece of infrastructure in the overall State mental health treatment sector and will provide excellent specialist care for persons with mental health or neurodevelopment disorders.”
Nua Healthcare CEO, Noel Dunne said; “We are committed to understanding and responding to what our customers want, to developing our facilities and our teams to better care for, treat and support the men and women who most need us in a truly person centred, dignified and respectful way. It is our belief that these new services, which are ideally positioned from an accessibility perspective, will both support and complement the already established provision and that they will serve as a catalyst for new specialist capacity across the country and with it hope for the many individuals in need.”
“We embrace and value the uniqueness of every individual using our services. We support every individual to hold and build upon their hopes, to collaborate with others and manage their challenges so that their life gets better. We support individuals to build positively upon their sense of identity, to look beyond diagnosis and perceived disabilities and to focus instead on their unique abilities,” he continued.
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