Government must guarantee St Joseph’s Upgrade Funding

Gerry Adams TD, Cllr Pearse McGeough & JJ Quigley

Gerry Adams TD, Cllr Pearse McGeough & JJ Quigley

Sinn Féin TD for Louth, Gerry Adams and Councillor Pearse McGeough paid a visit to St Joseph’s Nursing Home on Thursday 27th November.

Speaking from Louth Deputy Adams said,

“Sinn Féin has always been supportive of the campaign to retain and enhance St Joseph’s. As part of this on-going campaign I have been in communication with the Minister for Health to ensure that funding is available for essential capital and refurbishment works.

“St Joseph’s must achieve HIQA Environmental Standards by 2015 and the Minister had previously committed funds in the region of €750,000 to realise this.

“There is an onus on the new Health Minister Leo Varadkar to honour this commitment and I will continue to press him to do so.”

Commending the staff of St Joseph’s Gerry Adams said;

“I always enjoy the craic with the staff and residents of St Joseph’s.  It is a wonderful facility with an obvious caring and gentle ethos towards vulnerable elderly people.

“Both myself and Councillors Pearse McGeough and Tom Cunningham will maintain regular contact with the staff and management of St Joseph’s to ensure that the service provided there continues into the future.”