On the 25th of April, members of Nua’s management team and Virgo construction hosted a hugely successful sod-turning event at Tearmann House in Meath – our new specialist mental health service.
The development, which is currently under construction, will provide much-needed specialist beds and expands upon the existing care pathway within Nua.
This new service will be consultant-led and will provide care and treatment to include all associated multidisciplinary team inputs for individuals with enduring mental health and neurodevelopment disorders and will introduce more than 170 local and regional roles in areas such as psychiatric nursing, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, pharmacology, social work, healthcare assistants and auxiliary staffing such as maintenance, security and kitchen staff.
With construction well underway, the first phase of this exciting new service will be ready for visitors from across mental health and related services by the beginning of 2023. We expect the entire development to be completed shortly thereafter, accepting its first clients by Quarter 2 that year.
Minister for Justice and Meath TD, Helen McEntee said the facility is a “hugely welcome development”.
“It will be a crucial piece of infrastructure in the overall State mental health treatment sector and will provide excellent specialist care for persons with mental health or neurodevelopment disorders.”
Speaking during the event, Nua Healthcare's CEO, Noel Dunne said; “It is our belief that these new services, which are ideally positioned from an accessibility perspective, will both support and complement the already established provision and will serve as a catalyst for new specialist capacity across the country and hope for the many individuals in need”.