Free Public Talk by Consultant Cardiologist Dr Yvonne Smyth

To help raise awareness of heart disease in women, Bluebird Care Galway in association with Croi are holding a free public talk with Consultant Cardiologist Dr Yvonne Smyth.

 Come along to our free public talks and make your heart health a priority.

Wednesday 25h October in the Connacht Hotel, Dublin Road, Galway City @ 6:30pm

Heart Disease is not just a ‘man’s disease’ despite being very often portrayed as such. In fact, the risk of heart disease in women is greater than men once women reach a certain age.

‘Women at Heart’ is an awareness campaign by local heart & stroke charity Croí to educate and empower women to make their heart health a priority. The aim of the Campaign is to highlight the prevalence of heart disease among Irish women.

“I never thought it could happen to me, I was only 36 years old. My symptoms made me think I had a chest infection, but it turned out I was having a heart attack! I didn’t have any pain down my left arm. I had a feeling best described as an electric shock through my chest but it didn’t alarm me. Turns out, I had two blocked arteries. My cardiologist was fantastic and inserted two stents – now I’, right as rain.” Please don’t ignore the signs! – a testimonial from Sandra, Galway.

The ‘Women at Heart’ campaign was created by Croí to educate women on their risk of cardiovascular disease and empower them to make their heart health a priority. Heart disease and stroke are the #1 killer of women in Ireland and worldwide. Shockingly Irish women are 7 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than from breast cancer.

The amazing fact is – 90% of heart disease and stroke is preventable through lifestyle change and risk factor modification. As women, you give so much love and compassion from your heart – to your parents, children, husband, partner and friends – but do you love and care for your own heart in the same way?

This collaborative public awareness event by Bluebird Care in association with Croi aims to be very informal, interactive and informative.

Sean managing director at Bluebird Care Galway commented “My Dad died from heart disease back in 1969 so our involvement with Croi is really personal as I firmly believe that if Croi existed back then he may well be alive today. I believe in the work Croi does helping so many people in this area and their level of professionalism makes them a good fit for Bluebird Care as we are constantly working to provide our customers with the very highest standards of Homecare.”

We are asking you to join forces with the women you love and spread the word about this real threat!

Places for this free talk are limited. Book your place now online at or call Croi on 091 544310.

€500 Joining Bonus with Bluebird Care North East

Are you an experienced carer? 

Bluebird Care North East are now recruiting experienced Home Care Assistants to work in the home and community setting.

We have both full and part-time hours available during the weekday, weekend and evenings. 

We also offer a €500 tax free joining bonus!*

Why Choose Bluebird Care?

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • On the job training provided to all staff to increase knowledge and skills
  • All of offices are Q Mark certified
  • Automatically signed up to the Lovin’ Bluebird Care loyalty scheme with exclusive discounts from major retail, travel and lifestyle brands
  • Uniform provided

Answer YES to these questions, and apply!

  • Do you love to care?
  • Are you a family care giver or working as a healthcare assistant?
  • Would you like to join a growing company?
  • Do you want to gain new skills?
  • Do you want to avail of further health-related training?
  • Do you drive?

If you’re interested in joining our team, get in touch today!

Call us on (042) 937 0990 or email

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Go From Training Directly to Employment in Healthcare


Bluebird Care in conjunction with the The Cpl Institute is delivering the QQI (formally known as FETAC) training required to become a qualified Healthcare Assistant.

By successfully completing the course you have the potential of full or part-time employment with Bluebird Care. The prospect of employment immediately upon gaining your qualifications is unique and it offers the participants the incentive to invest in their future career as a Healthcare Assistant.

Care Manager with Bluebird Care Carolyn Corless said “this is an opportunity not to be missed by people seeking a recognised qualification and a job at the same time and it can all happen in a matter of a short few weeks, I wish it was available when I started working in this industry.”

The two multi award winning companies involved in this programme operate their respective businesses at the very highest standards throughout Ireland, both are very well known and respected in the prevision of Care and Training so you literally can’t go wrong making the career smart decision to enrol in this unique training programme.

Courses begin on the 25th of August 2015 and are taking place in Parkmore, Galway on a part-time basis. Prices per module are very keen starting at just €150 and there may be some funding available to help you attain your qualifications. Places are limited so early booking is advised.

For further information on courses and employment please contact Bluebird Care Galway on 091 4 800 48 or email