New Dublin Rose Lorna Whyte recently visited the Active Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) at Cappagh Hospital. Hosted on the day by Occupational Therapist, 2014 Kilkenny Rose and Blogger Vera McGrath, Lorna was taken on a tour of the facilities and had the opportunity to meet staff and patients alike.
The visit involved a tour of the physiotherapy and occupational therapy departments and in addition a visit to many of the wards. See photo gallery below.
It was clear that the staff had put a huge effort into preparing for the visit (thanks Vera!) and it was also clear that the patients really enjoyed meeting and chatting with Lorna. Tea and cakes were provided by the patients themselves in the kitchen of the Occupational Therapy department. Great fun was had at the table with the ladies and it was made clear to us that they will be following the festival closely and watching out for Lorna!
We would like to thank Vera, all her colleagues and the patients themselves for giving Lorna such a warm welcome and we are looking forward to visiting Cappagh Hospital again in the future.
About the Active Rehabilitation Unit (ARU)
The Active Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) at Cappagh Hospital is a 42 bed facility which was opened in October 2012. The service accepts adults over the age of 65 from the Mater Hospital and Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown. Patients are admitted for rehabilitation orthopaedic surgeries, reduced mobility, falls, strokes or medical illnesses. This unit will benefit those people who may have been struggling physically, have difficulty with everyday tasks of living or have had a recent decline in function. Patients are admitted under a Consultant Geriatrician and a rehabilitation care plan is developed based on their needs. More Info.