Bluebird Care Meath – 2013 Award Winners

Bluebird Care Meath name Jackie McGovern Carer of the Year 2013 

They also present Mary Halpin with the Spirit of Bluebird Care 2013 award.

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Jackie McGovern and Mary Halpin pictured with Bluebird Care Directors JJ Fay and Gavin Kane

Director of Bluebird Care Meath, Gavin Kane says Carers are a group of people who deserve recognition, given the invaluable work they do.

“It is important to reiterate that, although only some of the carers have won awards, in our eyes, all of our carers are winners. Carers do a vital job and these awards help raise their profile and awareness of the amazing work these people do, often in extremely challenging circumstances.”

Spirit of Bluebird Care Award: This award goes to Mary Halpin. Mary was nominated for the award by her colleagues and senior management because of her outstanding dedication to a particular customer. Mary was one of first carers to undergo specific training to allow this customer leave hospital and be in the comfort of his own home. As the customer progressed, Mary showed her outstanding dedication by traveling to college in Dublin to maintain his continuity of care while the customer settles into his new surroundings. Mary was, and still is, instrumental to this customer and helped the customer reach his goals.  The Spirit of Bluebird Care Award recognises the dedication that Mary provides to her customer day in day out.

Carer of the Year Award: This award goes to Jackie McGovern. Jackie was nominated for the award by her colleagues and senior management because of her outstanding dedication to her job, her attitude to the role and considering her popularity with her customers. We are delighted to honour Jackie’s professionalism, dedication and commitment, a very deserving recipient of this award. Her fellow carers have all commented on how she brings out the best in other carers. She is truly an asset to the Bluebird Care Meath team and it is her great initiative and attention to detail that singles her out.”

Bluebird Care Kilkenny/Carlow/Waterford Win Emerging Business Award

“Building a brand, building a team and building a loyal customer base has been our focus since we launched our business in 2010. The award is an acknowledgement of the commitment of our team and the quality service being provided by Bluebird Care in Kilkenny, Carlow and Waterford.”

Brian Egan, Director of Bluebird Care Carlow/Kilkenny/Waterford was speaking after he scooped BEST EMERGING BUSINESS at the Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards on Thursday night. Over 450 people attended the black tie function and witnessed Brian Egan receive the coveted award.

Operations Director with Bluebird Care, Eddie O’Toole extended his congratulations to Brian Egan. “Sincere congratulations to Brian and the rest of his team, a very well deserved accolade for our Bluebird Care Franchise of the year 2013.”

Brian Egan is presented with his award by Donie Butler, Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce President & Fiona Deegan, CEO Kilkenny Enterprise Board (Award Sponsor)

Brian Egan is presented with his award by Donie Butler, Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce President &
Fiona Deegan, CEO Kilkenny Enterprise Board (Award Sponsor)

 

Dementia Cases ‘set to treble in Ireland’ by 2041

A global report has suggested that Dementia cases are set to treble in Ireland by 2041. There are currently 42,000 people living with the disease here. But that is set to increase to 140,000 cases in less than 30 years.

Alzheimer’s Disease International says 44 million people live with the disease globally, but that figure will increase to 135 million by 2050.

The figures were released ahead of the G8 dementia summit in London late last year. (Source BBC News).

Bluebird Care is a provider of specialised care and has devised an infographic depicting the Irish picture in relation to Dementia. See below.

For more on our specialised services including Dementia and Alzheimer’s care click here.

Dementia in Ireland Infographic

Dementia in Ireland Infographic

Dementia Cases ‘set to treble in the UK’ by 2051

A global report has suggested that Dementia cases are set to treble in the UK by 2051.

The number of people living with dementia in the UK is set to treble by 2051, according to a new analysis. Currently there are 800,000 people living with the disease in the UK but it reach 1.5 million in less than 30 years time.

Alzheimer’s Disease International says 44 million people live with the disease worldwide, but that figure will increase to 135 million by 2050.

The figures were released ahead of the G8 dementia summit in London this week. (Source BBC Health News)

Bluebird Care is a provider of specialised care and has devised an infographic depicting the global picture in relation to Dementia.  For more on our specialised services click here.

Dementia in the UK Infographic

Dementia in the UK Infographic