Of­fi­cial open­ing of Ard Aoíb­hínn’s Win­drock cen­tre

Wexford People - - NEWS - By BREN­DAN KEANE

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.

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