New Menu, Blue Monday & Winnie the Pooh Day

Let’s take a little look back at what happened here at Highfield Healthcare in the first 31 days of 2018.

Tasty Toasties

This month we introduced a delicious selection of toasted sandwiches to the menu at our Cafe.

Choose from fillings like ham, chicken, tuna, onion, stuffing and sweetcorn, on either brown or white sliced bread for one of our Tasty Toasties€2.60.

Or maybe you would like something a little special, like one of our Gourmet Toasted Sandwiches€3.00. You can choose from any of the filling options on tempting sourdough, rye or corn bread, and perhaps add some Ballymaloe relish or basil pesto.

Blue Monday

Highfield Healthcare’s Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Miriam Kennedy joined Pat Kenny on his Newstalk morning morning show to discuss the controversial topic.

‘Blue Monday’ is a term first coined by a British travel company in 2005. Since then the third Monday of every January has been labelled as the most depressing day of the year.

The idea was invented as a marketing ploy to encourage people to book holidays, as a way to escape the January blues – but there is no science to back it up.

Listen back to Pat and Dr Miriam now…

Winnie The Pooh Day

Did you know that the 18th of January each year is dedicated to celebrating the fictional character Winnie the Pooh?

Falling on the birthday of  author A.A. Milne, the imaginary teddy bear’s creator, #WinnieThePoohDay is the perfect opportunity to relive the childhood classic.

There are a lot of wonderful messages throughout Milne’s stories of Pooh and friends, like the one below.

It's #WinnieThePoohDay ? Author A.A. Milne gave to world so many beautiful stories, with powerful messages.#HighfieldHealthcare #MentalHealthAwareness #SelfBelief #CommunityOfCare #WinnieThePooh #Friendship

Posted by Highfield Healthcare on Thursday, January 18, 2018


And that was January!



Visitor Restrictions

At Highfield Healthcare, the health, safety and wellbeing of our residents, patients, staff, volunteers and visitors is of paramount importance to us.  In line with government guidelines on easing visitor restrictions to residential care facilities, we are regularly updating our plans for all services and will keep families updated with any progress as to when you can visit your loved ones.

Please note we are unable to accommodate any unplanned visits.

For any general queries, please contact our Family Support Line on 01 8865449.

Communication with Residents

In line with guidance provided by NHI, we have set up access for face-to-face calls in order to facilitate communication through a screen during periods of restrictions.

Click here for more information.