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Independent Heath Care awards are Launched at the AGM

Northern Ireland Independent Care Awards 2017 Thursday 5th October Malone Lodge Hotel, Belfast At 7pm Lead Sponsor – Kingscrest Award Categories                                                     […]

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Hutchinson Care Homes Celebrate

There was cause for celebration at Hutchinson Care Homers recently as they were awarded the EFQM ( European Foundation for Quality Management ) Recognised for Excellence Award at a ceremony at The Clandeboye Lodge Hotel , Bangor.   Hutchinson Care Homes  Celebrate First Care Home EFQM  Recognised […]

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Four Season’s Success at the British Journal of Nursing Awards, London.

  Dear All   I would like to inform you of our recent success at the British Journal of Nursing Awards on Friday 10th March 2017 in London.   Alana Irvine was named as the Nutritional Nurse of the Year at the British Journal of Nursing Awards […]

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Macklin Group Honour Long Serving Staff

MACKLIN CARE HOMES HONOURS LONG SERVING STAFF  PRESS RELEASE 24 January 2017   Staff members at the family-run Macklin Care Homes in Northern Ireland have been honoured for their tireless work and dedication to the care of their residents over the last 30 years. Over 100 employees […]

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Bluebird Care Coleraine win at the Women in Business Awards 2016

Bluebird Care Coleraine win at the Women in Business Awards 2016   Domiciliary care provider Bluebird Care Coleraine scooped the Excellence in IT award at the sixth annual Women in Business Awards held in Belfast on the 17th November. The award win follows Bluebird Care Coleraine’s implementation […]

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Bradley Manor held a special event to celebrate 50 years of marriage for Vincent and Margaret

  Belfast Care Home Bradley Manor held a very special event recently for Vincent Wilson, one of its residents. Vincent and his wife Margaret decided to celebrate 50 years of marriage by renewing their vows at the Life Cafe in Bradley Manor. The big day started out […]

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Interview with Stephen Nolan on Care Home Closures

Pauline Warns Stephen Nolan of Inevitable closures of care Homes click here to hear interview

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Karen Patterson interviews MarieLouise Connolly, Health Correspondent and Pauline Shepherd, ihcp CEO “funding needs to be increased to meet the growing need of Home Care Packages.

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ihcp are warning that it is becoming increasingly difficult to provide home care packages to the sick and elderly.

Click here to hear Pauline’s interview with Donna Trainer

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Paulines Interview with BBC Newline on the New NLW

Pauline speaks with BBC Newsline what the NLW will mean to the Care Sector (click on the link below) http://s577600045.websitehome.co.uk/BCCNewslineInternview1stApril2016.mp3

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Hospital Bed Blocking

Hospital Bed Blocking costs NHS England £900m per year click to read article

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Press Release Minister Announces £1.6M support Package for Care Sector

Subject: DHSSPS News Release  – MINISTER ANNOUNCES £1.6M SUPPORT PACKAGE FOR CARE SECTOR DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY   Strictly embargoed until 00.01hrs Monday 1 February 2016   MINISTER ANNOUNCES £1.6M SUPPORT PACKAGE FOR CARE SECTOR   Health Minister Simon Hamilton has announced the […]

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Minister injects £1.6 million into independent Sector Pauline is interviewed by Radio Foyle and Good Morning Ulster

CLick here to hear interview with Radio Foyle   Click here to Interview with Good Morning Ulster

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Paulines Interview with Maggie Taggart on Delayed Discharges

Interview with Maggie Taggart on the issue of delay discharges from Hospital and the critical issues the care home and home care sector is facing.  Click here to hear interview

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Paulines interview with Conor Bradford on Rating System in care Homes

Paulines interview with Conor Bradford on Rating System in care Homes click here to hear interview

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Pauline’s interview on Pressures in Care Homes

Pauline Shepherd Interview with Evening Extra on 26th November explaining the pressures on the Care Home Sector.  Interview can be heard by clicking on this link.

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Janet Montgomery With similar pressures

Ration Ulsters interview with Janet Montgomery, Hutchinson Care Homes.  Janet reports on how Four Seasons are not the only Care Homes facing similar Challenges.  Click here to listen to the interveiw

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Nolan show on Four Seasons home closures

Nolan Ulster Radio Programme – covering the closures of four seasons homes and the pressure care homes are currently facing. I was asked to participate in this programme to discuss the impact on care home providers – please click here to listen to the broadcast Pauline Shepherd

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Evening Extra on four Seasons Closures

Seven of Four Seasons Care Homes to close as they are not financially sustainable.  Interview with Pauline Shepherd followed by the Health Minister, Simon Hamilton on Radio Ulster on the 23rd November 2015. Follow this link to listen to the interviews

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Good Morning Ulster Interview relating to the National Living Wage

Discussion on the impact the National Living Wage will have on health Care providers broadcast on Radio Ulster on the 30th October. Follow this link to listen to the interviews

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ihcp issue a stark warning on the cost of home care (click here)