Catering for all needs

Our staff includes 14 fully qualified nurses who, with the help of qualified  health care assistants, ensure full round-the-clock care for residents.

Our nurses and qualified health care assistants are fully committed to providing the following services to the highest possible standard

A doctor is always on call in case of emergencies, and weekly doctor rounds are carried out. Residents may, if they wish, continue to use their own doctor.

An on-site physiotherapist works two days a weeks, providing group sessions as well as looking after individual needs. There are also regular visitis from a chiropodist and a speech therapist is available when required.

Our Director of Nursing, Jessily John Pannicker, together with her team of nurses and care assistants are fully committed to providing the following services to the highest possible standard:

  • Respite / convalescent care
  • Short, medium and long-term retirement/residential nursing care
  • Day care

The following are the levels of needs that can be accommodated:

  • Maximum dependency clients
  • Post-operative clients including post-op cardiac surgery

The number and skill mix of staff on duty is provided according to a transparently applied and nationally validated assessment tool to plan and meet the needs of the residents. This is subject to regular review.

Current staffing arrangements are as follows:

Staffing arrangements
Position No. employed No. of whole time equivalents
Management 3 3
Nursing staff 13 9.3
Healthcare assistants 28 19.25
Kitchen staff 7 4.7
Cleaning / laundry staff 5 4.2
Caretaker 1 0.5
Physiotherapist 1 0.5
Activities 2 1

Our aim is to enhance the quality of life of our residents. This will be achieved by embracing all aspects of health and social care in an environment designed and equipped to provide a first-class standard of care within a peaceful and tranquil setting. — from our Mission Statement

Our five
core values

We have identified five core values and principles as a target in the management of the care of those living in Skibbereen Residential Care Centre:

  • Maximizing personal control
  • Enabling choice
  • Respecting dignity
  • Preserving continuity of life experience and care provision
  • Promoting independence

Download our Statement of Purpose 2012