500 jobs will be created in three new nursing homes

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Healthcare group Silver Stream, which runs a number of nursing homes across the country, is opening three new nursing homes, which they say will create an additional 500 full-time jobs.

The group, which runs care homes in Dublin, Meath, Wicklow, Cork and Tipperay, is now opening facilities in Riverstick in Cork, Duleek in Meath and Dundalk in Louth.

The group, which is one of the largest providers of residential care for the elderly, says the new homes will increase its current bed capacity to 750.

The company announces that it will also double its current bed capacity in single and double en-suite rooms and increase the number of homes it manages to 11, offering both long-term care, respite care , convalescence and end-of-life care.

He said he would support the creation of 500 employees in nursing, physiotherapy, nursing aides and home care staff.

The Riverstick facility, opened by the Taoiseach this morning, will also provide a transitional care centre, in association with the HSE and University Hospital Cork, which aims to relieve some of the demand for acute beds at CUH.

Group CEO Tom Finn said they were opening the new care homes at a pivotal time, providing essential solutions for the rapidly changing care needs of older Irish citizens.

Taoiseach cuts the ribbon at the Riverstick Care Center in Co Cork

Micheál Martin said the Transitional Care Unit – which will allow patients to leave acute and emergency departments sooner to recover – is “the type of development that we need to see more as one of the ways to reduce the pressure on our acute hospitals”.

The Transitional Care Unit, opened in partnership with the HSE and University Hospital Cork, is one of several care facilities open at Riverstick today.

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