Bluebird Care has welcomed the improved standards and regulations for home care services in Ireland announced by the HSE and effective from July 1st.
Bluebird Care, appointed yesterday as an approved HSE home care service provider, will work with existing and new HSE clients requiring home care services under the Home Care Package Scheme.
This service will be available for all new applicants approved for a home care package while arrangements for HSE clients currently receiving home care services will not be affected.
The HSE recently concluded a comprehensive procurement process for the provision of new Home Care Packages with Bluebird Care meeting new uniform level of national standards.
Operations Director with Bluebird Care Eddie O’Toole says, “we are enthused by the appointment as an approved home care provider by the HSE, but even more welcoming of national uniform standards which will raise the standard of home care in Ireland. In an unregulated marketplace it is vital that high standards are set by the HSE with providers critically assessed to meet and indeed exceed standards. This latest step has to be welcomed and in fact we look forward to working with HSE clients nationwide to further improve standards.”
Bluebird Care has recently partnered with Irish Times Training in conjunction with Frontline Training to deliver internationally recognised qualifications through the FETAC accreditation system.
Eddie O’Toole says, “we welcome the stringent monitoring standards now in situ for home care packages within the HSE regions. Our own robust staff training and accreditation programmes have been in place prior to this announcement and we have just partnered with Irish Times Training to deliver ongoing professional development training to our care staff across Ireland.”