Our Mission is to provide a homely caring environment, encouraging independence as far as possible for those in our care.
In the spirit of Mary Aikenhead, Foundress of the Religious Sisters of Charity and in keeping with the Mission and Philosophy Statement we aim to serve our residents with Human Dignity, Compassion, Justice, Quality and Advocacy, ever mindful of their cultural needs and religious practices.
It is our objective to provide the highest standard of care in co-operation with our staff and others who assist us in carrying out our duties.
Purpose and Function:
The Primary Function of St. Mary’s Centre is to provide care and accommodation to ladies of all ages with a visual impairment. The Centre accommodates eighty residents and caters for four levels of care as follows:
St. Mary’s Centre Nursing Home, Consisting of:
St. Oliver’s Nursing Unit for high dependency residents
Loyola House Nursing Unit catering for 15 visual impaired ladies of medium to high dependency and 15 Sisters of Charity of varied dependency
Individual apartments for independent living
Three houses for sheltered accommodation
All residents are assessed prior to admission to identify the most suitable area care for their needs. Residents may be moved internally should their dependency levels change.
The management and governance of St. Mary’s Centre Nursing Home is directed by a team of dedicated and committed members of staff who continually strive to raise standards of care. Your management team contacts are:
Donogh Crowley Chairman – Board of Directors St. Mary’s Centre (Telford) Limited Solicitor – Arthur Cox
Ms. Maura Masterson Chief Executive St. Mary’s Centre (Telford) Limited RGN, RPN, Chief Executive
Ms. Orla Aver Clinical Services Manager St. Mary’s Centre (Telford) Limited RGN, Clinical Nurse Manager 3
Ms. Breda Ryan Administration Manager St. Mary’s Centre (Telford) Limited M.I.A.T.I.
Mr. David Redmond Maintenance Manager St. Mary’s Centre (Telford) Limited Craftsman
St. Oliver’s Unit is a single storey nursing facility accommodating up to 28 residents in shared rooms. We can provide care for 28 high to maximum dependency residents. The Centre has a visiting GP at St. Oliver’s Unit twice a week.
Loyola House is a two storey nursing facility accommodating 15 ladies with a visual impairment and 15 retired Sisters of Charity in single rooms with shared en-suite bathrooms between every two rooms. The Centre has a visiting GP at Loyola House twice a week.
When residents require high dependency care they will be required to transfer to St. Oliver’s Unit. Residents in Loyola House have priority on our waiting list for this unit.
Houses & Apartments comprises of ten individual apartments on two levels for supported living, and three houses one with four bedrooms and two with five bedrooms for assisted living. There is a sleepover arrangement at night time should any resident require assistance during the night.
Residents of the Houses & Apartments can avail of our GP service in St Oliver’s by appointment.
When residents require medium/high dependency care they will be required to transfer to Loyola House or St. Oliver’s Nursing Home. Residents in the Houses & Apartments have priority on our waiting list for these units.
The Centre’s ten Independent Living Apartments are on two levels, each having its own entrance. Each apartment consists of sitting/dining room with a galley kitchen a bathroom and bedroom. The apartment block has its own laundry and wheelchair accessible lift.
The Centre has three Sheltered Houses. Each house has five bedrooms. The four upstairs bedrooms have shared en-suite toilet facilities, one between two rooms. Each house has a separate bathroom upstairs and bathroom with walk-in shower downstairs. Downstairs consists of a ground-floor bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen, a large dining room and a homely sitting room with bright modern furnishings.
There is a garden to the front and back of each house with a patio area at the back where residents can sit out in the Summer.
All the residents of the Houses and Apartments have access to all of the facilities in the main building of St. Mary’s, such as the hairdressing salon, physiotherapy department, resource room, chapel, coffee dock, the main dining room and catering facilities.
All the residents of the Houses and Apartments have access to all of the facilities in the main building of St. Mary’s
We also cater for residents from our own Supported Living Services who require Respite Care from time to time due to illness.
- Dependency Levels
- Low Dependency
- Medium Dependency
- High Dependency
- Maximum Dependency
All residents are assessed on admission to identify the most suitable area care for their needs. Residents may be moved internally should their dependency levels change.
End of Life Care:
A room can be provided for relatives to rest should they need to stay overnight at the Centre.
The Chapel at St. Mary’s Centre is private. In certain circumstances the Chapel may be used for residents’ funerals subject to the following:
- The Chapel has no prior bookings and the Sacristan is available.
- Next of Kin must arrange for a Priest to say the funeral mass.
- Removal service is held on the morning of the funeral mass.
- There is a charge of €150.00 for the use of the Chapel.
- Under Health & Safety Regulations the number of people attending any funeral should not exceed 80.
- St. Mary’s will hire security personnel for traffic management and car parking for which there is a small fee.