One of Ireland’s leading private Intellectual Disability Care Service providers, Nua Healthcare has today announced that they will create 800 new jobs over the next 3 years through the planned development of new residential and day care facilities. 300 of the positions are to be delivered in 2016.
The announcement was welcomed by Minister of State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch at the official opening of the group’s newest facility, Glenview House in Kilmallock, Co Limerick. This new 6-bed facility, which will be staffed by up to 30 social care professionals on rota will provide 24-hour care to adults with special needs with complex support requirements. Glenview House is the first of 7 facilities to open in the greater Munster region and marks the expansion of Nua Healthcare beyond its historical base in Leinster.
The significant growth plans announced today, will see a further 20 residential centres and associated day facilities being developed, increasing Nua’s residential care capacity up to 280 individuals by 2019 and represents a significant investment in the sector. The new roles will be created in communities across Ireland and will span disciplines such as social care, nursing and administrative support staff.
Welcoming the news, Minister of State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch said, “I am delighted to officially open Nua Healthcare’s newest facility in Limerick. Intellectual Disability care is a key priority in the health sector and the services offered by Nua Healthcare in support of the HSE is invaluable in the Munster region and beyond. I welcome their commitment to, and investment in providing high quality services for both children and adults with complex support needs across the country and the job creation in local communities to meet these needs.”
Making the announcement, Edward Dunne, CEO, Nua Healthcare said ‘Nua is committed to working in partnership with the HSE to meet the growing demand within the Disability Sector and to support the HSE in its planned transition of individuals from congregated settings to high quality community environments. Our service model and approach has experienced huge demand over the past number of years and today’s announcement is a major step towards making our service more accessible to individuals nationally. The ability to do so is testament to the incredible work of our committed team and partners in such a specialist sector.”