Visitor Restrictions Now in Place | COVID-19

Visitor Restrictions as Recommended by HSE and Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI)

For the protection of our residents, visiting restrictions are now in place in Highfield Healthcare.

No visitors, children or groups are allowed effective immediately. 

All visitors are asked to contact prior to attending. We urge prospective visitors to be cognisant and understanding of the measure that is required in the interest of resident and staff safety. Older people and people in nursing homes with pre-existing medical conditions are particularly vulnerable if they contract the virus. The virus presents an unprecedented situation for our services and the care provided within them. Highfield is imposing the visitor restrictions in the best interests of residents and staff. We thank people for their understanding and patience during this period of unprecedented challenges presented by Covid19. 

Highfield is monitoring the evolving situation on an ongoing basis and is in continuous contact with the Department of Health, National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), HSE, NHI and all relevant health authorities. 

COVID-19 Coronavirus Contingency Measures

2nd March 2020

At Highfield Healthcare, the health, safety and wellbeing of our residents, patients, staff, volunteers and visitors is of paramount importance to us. We are therefore preparing contingency measures against the potential spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Highfield Healthcare has over 300 beds, 30 day hospital places, and scores of people attending our outpatient department on a daily basis.

Therefore, if over the last 14 days, you have been in any of the affected areas identified by the Health Service Executive (HSE) and feel unwell or are displaying any symptoms such as a cough, high temperature, or shortness of breath, we would ask that you please avoid visiting our services to protect against the spread of the infection.

This request applies to:

  • Families/friends visiting elderly relatives in our nursing homes
  • Service users attending outpatient appointments in our OPD
  • Service users attending our mental health day hospital
  • Visitors of inpatient service users of our Hampstead Clinic.
  • Contractors coming on-site to carry out work.

At all times, our team take every necessary precaution to best protect the health and safety of all who come through our doors.

The HSE regularly updates its list of affected areas, which can be found here. We are advising service users and visitors to check this list regularly for any changes or additions, and for more information and updates on the coronavirus, areas affected by it and what to do if you think you might have had contact with it.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

T2C Virtual Dementia Tour

Over the first two weeks in February, Highfield Healthcare were delighted to welcome Training 2 Care UK Ltd to provide an incredible training experience for our staff, volunteers and families.

The Virtual Dementia Tour is a scientifically and medically proven method of giving a person with a healthy brain the chance to experience what dementia might be like. Each session allows participants to enter the world of the person and understand which simple changes need to be made to their practice and environment to really improve lives of people with dementia.

Invented 25 years ago in America by Professor PK Beville and owned by Second Wind Dreams, Training 2 CARE are UK partners providing training across England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.  The Virtual Dementia Tour has now been proven during research produced by Ulster University to change practice within 95% of participants, improve knowledge in 97% of participants and improve outcomes for 100% of clients.

Aware Life Skills Programme | February 2020

From the third of February, Highfield Healthcare will host the Aware Life Skills Programme for the second time. Based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), the Life Skills Programmes are designed to help people learn more about how we think and how this can influence our actions in helpful or unhelpful ways.

The Life Skills Group Programme is delivered over the course of six weeks in 90 minute evening sessions, and is to be a proven useful resource for anyone who is experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety.

We are incredibly grateful to the Dublin-Fingal Rotary Club, who have kindly funded these sessions to ensure it is accessible to everyone in the community.

The Life Skills Programme will take place on  Monday evening in the Hampstead Clinic Day Hospital and is open to people of all ages and backgrounds.

For more information on this programme visit www.aware.ie.

Mental Health Week 2019

In today’s’ world, 1 in 4 people will deal with mental illness in their lifetime. As Mental Health service providers, here at Highfield Healthcare, we are proud to support many individuals on their mental health journey. During Mental Health week, it is important to raise awareness about mental health and speak out in support of those experiencing difficulty. This year, we have undertaken a number of projects to do our bit.

For the second year in a row, Hot Press has teamed up with Lyons Tea and Pieta House for a special issue, which takes an in-depth look at the important issue of mental health. Here at Highfield Healthcare, we were delighted to get involved again, with Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Miriam Kennedy detailing our newest initiative in partnership with Aware Ireland and Dublin Fingal Rotary Club. You can read the full article here; Highfield Healthcare Article | Hotpress 2019

 

World Mental Health Day falls on the 10th of October each year and is the perfect time to reflect on our own mental health. Below is a video we put together with the help of some of our staff members. We asked individual to share what things they do, in order to look after there mental health. Perhaps this might encourage you to examine what activities or occupations help you to relax and stay balanced?

Nursing Graduate Open Days | March 2019

Are you a recent or soon-to-be Nursing Graduate? Then we would love to meet you! 

Highfield Healthcare are hosting three Nursing Graduate Open Days through the month of March; an opportunity for prospective candidates to hear about our Graduate Programme, get to know the organisation and our people a little better.

WEDNESDAY 20th March, 11:00 until 16:00

WEDNESDAY 27th March, 11:00 until 16:00

THURSDAY 28th March, 11:00 until 16:00

We currently have openings for  Staff Nurses (RPN & RGN), Healthcare Assistants, Recovery Support Workers, and Psychology Graduates, as our services grow and evolve. Come along for an introduction to careers with Highfield Healthcare!

We have flexible working opportunities including full-time, part-time and relief opportunities, and we would love you to join our team.

We also welcome experienced RGNs, RPNs, CNMs and Allied Healthcare Professionals to attend. Please bring a copy of your CV for consideration.

If you have any questions about these event, or would simply like to enquire about careers at Highfield Healthcare, please get in touch with our HR department; email hr@highfieldhealthcare.ie or call 01-837 4444.

Nursing Careers | Recruitment Open Day

Exciting Nursing Career Opportunities: Are you thinking of returning to Ireland or thinking about a new career for 2019?

Why not come along to our Recruitment Open Day on Thursday the 27th of December.

We have job opportunities for NURSES (RPN & RGN) throughout 2019.

Located on the Swords Road in Whitehall, Dublin 9, our Open Day will take place between 11am and 4pm.

Come along for an introduction to nursing careers with Highfield Healthcare, and remember to bring a copy of your CV with you for consideration.

For queries, call +353 1 837 4444 or email hr@highfieldhealthcare.ie

World Mental Health Day 2018

 On the 10th of September each year, we celebrate World Mental Health Day. This year, Highfield Healthcare are delighted to be included in Hot Press magazine’s dedicated Mental Health Special Issue.

Nick Smith, Clinical Nurse Coordinator from our Day Hospital, spoke with the magazine about what is really means to be a client within this service.

With an aim to demystify the realities of mental health treatment in Ireland, Nick covers all aspects from being referred by a GP to the types of therapy being utilized here in Highfield Healthcare.

You can read the full feature by clicking on the image below or by picking up a copy of Hot Press, where you will find countless other stories and resources from the field of mental health.

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

 

Working in the field of Mental Health, days like today are very important to us here at Highfield Healthcare. Each year, on the 10th of September, we are asked to remember World Suicide Prevention Day. It is an opportunity for us all to take some time to reflect on the real and lasting impact suicide can and does have on our society – both locally and globally.

Watch our video below to learn about some simple ways you can help be a part of suicide prevention. You can also learn more about World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 by downloading the International Association for Suicide Prevention’s (IASP) brochure here.

 

If you would like to mark this special day, the IASP invites participants all over the world to Light a Candle near a window at 8pm on WSPD as a symbol of support for suicide prevention, and for many it is a means of remembering a loved one.

IMPORTANT NOTICE | COVID-19

Visitors

 

Please continue to  follow hand hygiene and wearing of  masks while on our premises.

 

At Highfield Healthcare, the health, safety and wellbeing of our residents, patients, staff, volunteers and visitors is of paramount importance to us. 

We are regularly updating our plans for all services and will keep families updated with any details regarding visiting your loved ones.

 

For any general queries, please contact us on 01 8374444.