Up to 60 PHN's and CRGN’s from throughout South Tipperary attended the conference with guest speaker Eamon Timmins, Communications Officer with Age Action talking about health and ageing in the community.
Andrew Jones, Director Bluebird Care Tipperary and East Cork, said, “Public health nurses act as an important point of access for community care services. Working closely with them on a daily basis in the provision of top quality care in the home and in the community, the team at Bluebird Care were delighted to come on board as a sponsor for the Departmental Meeting of Public Health Nurses taking place in South Tipperary”
Public health nurses are employed by Health Service Executive (HSE) to provide a range of health care services in the community. They are usually based in your local health centre and are assigned to cover specific geographical areas. They provide services in schools, in health centres, in day care and other community centres and in people's homes.
Public health nursing teams provide basic nursing care as well as advice and assistance to their patients. Liaising with family doctors (GPs), practice nurses, hospitals, hospices and other health service providers public health nurses ensure that the needs of the patient are met by the overall health service.
For more information log onto: www.hse.ie