Bluebird Care Wexford Present at Chamber of Commerce B2B Meeting

Wexford Chamber of Commerce hosts a monthly Business-to-Business breakfast networking meeting and in September Bluebird Care will be the guest business.

Director of Bluebird Care Michael Corcoran says, “It is an informal yet professional forum, which allows businesses to get to know each other, develop high quality relationships helping to facilitate lead generation and business referrals.”

Next month Michael will present his background, detail the homecare industry in Ireland and Bluebird Care’s position in the marketplace and our range of services.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday 9th September, in the Talbot Hotel, Wexford, from 7.30am until 9.00am.

Tracheostomy Training in Cork



On Wednesday August 6th, team members from Bluebird Care in Cork took part in Tracheostomy Training. Three Registered General Nurses, six Carers, Care Manager Sally Madden, Care Supervisor Laura Vaughan and Care Coordinator, Helena Dennehy attended the course.

The training was carried out by Carolyn Tompkins of Tompkins Training, a UK based company. Tompkins Training provides quality training supports to staff in the Health and Social Care Sector, particularly where the service use has complex care issues.

Director of Bluebird Care Don O’Riordan says, “Continuing professional development is vital in the care sector to ensure that staff can deliver the highest standards of care.”



The training included:

  • What is tracheostomy?
  • Types of tubes Additional equipment
  • Use of suctioning
  • Trache tube questionnaire
  • Practice suctioning
  • Maintaing the trache tube
  • Complications
  • Changing the tube
  • PEG Feeding

View photos from the training here:


Buy Food for the Soul

You can order your copy of Bluebird Care from your local Bluebird Care office. Our special launch price is just €10 (RRP €19.95) plus postage and packaging if being posted to you. Alternatively you can pick it up from any of our offices nationwide. Find you local Bluebird Care office at this link:

Retail Outlets Nationwide

You can also buy from the following retail outlets: Easons, Letterkenny Shopping Centre The Book Centre, Wexford

Food for the Soul Cookbook Design Unveiled

We are delighted to unveil the cover of Food for the Soul – our cookbook written for us by chef Gary O’Hanlon. Gary is head chef at multi-award winning VM Restaurant at Viewmount House in Longford and is also a regular on our TV screens.

FFTS-Front-Cover-LR This is Gary’s first published cookbook and we are delighted to partner with him on this publication. Food for the Soul could be described as ‘food for the soul, stories from the heart’ as Gary has a personal back-story for each recipe.

Gary says, “We have four sections in the cookbook – Starters, Snack, Mains and Desserts. We also have a ‘How-to-Guide’ for the more difficult recipes. I am really excited to partner with Bluebird Care on this project. They are a company that spend lots of time, energy and investment on projects to benefit other people and other organisations. I am pleased that my very first cookbook is one that is going to raise money for Active Retirement Associations across Ireland.”

Not only has Bluebird Care produced this cookbook for sale nationwide they have also commissioned a series of complementary online videos showing Gary cook each dish.

Operations Director with Eddie O’Toole says, “We have long-held the view that good home cooking is very important to our customers who live in their own homes. We are in the homes of thousands of people every day right across Ireland and we understand the importance of a healthy and balanced diet. We asked Gary to write the cookbook for us and to devise recipes that had home-cooking at the heart of them. There are dishes for everyone – the beginner, intermediate or advanced home-cook.”

Bluebird Care is making a donation from each cookbook sale to Active Retirement Ireland.

Food for the Soul will be launched at A Taste of Donegal Food Festival on Saturday 23rd August at 11.30am at a special launch price of just €10.

The cookbooks will be available for sale following launch from every Bluebird Care office nationwide or from the Bluebird Care website.