Official opening of Ard Aoíbhínn’s Windrock centre
ARD Aoíbhínn Services will officially open its new centre, Windrock, in Murrintown.
Located on the Redshire Road, the centre has been in service since July but the official opening ceremony will take place on Monday, October 15.
Speaking about the latest development in the expansion of Ard Aoíbhínn’s services throughout the county Chief Executive Officer, Gerard Heaney said work had taken place to renovate the building over the last year.
‘We needed to get it up to an adequate HSE and HIQA standard,’ he said.
HIQA, the Health Information and Quality Authority, is an independent authority that exists to improve health and social care services for people in Ireland.
Mr Heaney said an application for funding was made following an grant announcement in December last year and the application proved successful.
‘We received funding and opened the house on July 23,’ said Mr Heaney.
‘We run it as a service respite centre for adults with intellectual disabilities,’ he added.
Ard Aoíbhínn services operates out of nine different locations in the county and Mr Heaney said the focus is always on providing the best level of support possible to people with intellectual disabilities and their carers.
The centre will be opened by Minister Finian McGrath.