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National Q Mark Award Nomination for Bluebird Care Meath

Quality homecare standards recognised by EIQA

Bluebird Care Meath has been shortlisted for the 2015 national Q Mark Awards for best homecare company. Organised by Excellence Ireland Quality Association (EIQA), the awards celebrate the drive, commitment and achievements of all nominated companies, committed to quality on the island of Ireland.

Meath Q Mark Nomination 2015

Director of Operations for Bluebird Care Ireland, Eddie O’Toole says, “We are delighted that the hard work and commitment of Gavin Kane, JJ Fay and their entire team is being recognised by EIQA. The fundamental ethos of our business is to provide quality homecare to people of all ages and varying degrees of ability ensuring they remain independent at home and in their community.”

Gavin Kane, co-Director of Bluebird Care Meath says the nomination is a team effort. “We are thrilled with this nomination, the second in as many years. The drive and motivation of our team to continually improve and achieve greater standards is what warrants an accolade such as this. We look forward to representing the team at the national awards in a few months.”

Bluebird Care is the first franchised homecare company in Ireland to have all its offices certified with the Q Mark for Quality. We have 20 offices in 24 counties. Find your local Bluebird Care office here.

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#ability2access Event in Navan – Highlights Videos

On Thursday 23rd October 2014, Newstalk’s Norah Casey chaired our first in a series of Disability events, “Equality for All. No Matter of Age or Ability.” #ability2access

The event saw a number of speakers including Hate Crime Researcher Frank Larkin from Letterkenny; Access Campaigner and 2014 Spirit of Northern Ireland Finalist, Dermot Devlin from Omagh; Stephen Cluskey, Social Entrepreneur and founder of Wheelchairtaxi.ie, the HSE and Special Olympics Ireland.

It was an evening of great spirit, empowerment, hope and inspiration and most of all it highlight ability not disability.

Our speakers discussed issues such as access to healthcare, independent living support, access to education, physical access to public and private buildings, disability hate crime community-based services.

Watch our videos from the event here. Our first video is the highlights of the night while below we have one-to-one interviews with Norah Casey and our speakers.

 

View the photos from the event here:

 

Disability Seminars to Debate Hard Hitting Issues

Newstalk’s Bobby Kerr to chair free seminars hosted by Bluebird Care

Newstalk’s Bobby Kerr will chair a series of disability-themed seminars addressing issues affecting people with disabilities in Ireland today.

“Equality for All. No Matter of Age or Ability” will be held in Navan on Thursday 23rd October 2014 and in Ennis on Wednesday 19th November at 7.00pm.

The events will see a number of speakers including people with disabilities discuss access to healthcare, independent living support, access to education, physical access to public and private buildings, disability hate crime and HSE services.

Speakers include Disability Hate Crime Researcher Frank Larkin from Letterkenny; Access Campaigner and 2014 Spirit of Northern Ireland Finalist, Dermot Devlin from Omagh; Stephen Cluskey, Social Entrepreneur and founder of Wheelchairtaxi.ie, HSE representatives and the Midway Charity.

Both events are free to attend. 

 

Register for the Navan event.

Call Bluebird Care Meath 046 9090 333

Email meath@bluebirdcare.ie

 

Register for the Ennis event.

Call Bluebird Care Clare 065 686 8222

Email clare@bluebirdcare.ie

 

 

Focus on Training in Co. Meath

Training and continuing professional development is an important aspect of Bluebird Care’s staff development programme. Evidence of this is the recent training undertaken by the team in Co. Meath.

Directors Gavin Kane & J.J Fay say their staff show a great willingness to complete on the job training and have an appetite to learn new skills. “In the past 4 weeks we have completed a series of training courses which add value to our customers’ care.”

  • Induction Training: Given by Bluebird Care’s Care Manager, Nina Allen, RGN
  • Manual Handling & Patient Moving Training: Given by a specialised external provider
  • Epilepsy Awareness & the Administration of Buccal Midazolam
  • Management of the Neurogenic Bowel

 
Gavin Kane  says, “As well as the above training we continue to roll out our Continuous Professional Development e-training programme with recent modules on Aspergers and Autism as well as Basic First Aid.”