A new facility providing therapies for children has opened in St Patrick’s Hospital Cashel.
The facility is known as Cnoc na Rí and will also be the headquarters for the Children’s Disability Network Team serving Cashel Tipperary Town and surrounding areas.
The new facility is located in premises formerly occupied by long stay older persons who are now cared for in the nearby Our Lady’s Hospital in the Cashel Health Complex.
The building known as St. Patrick’s began life as the site of Cashel’s workhouse in 1841 before becoming a county home.
An Assessment/Rehabilitation unit and a Day Hospital remain on site at St. Patrick’s.
The HSE’s Children’s Disability Services are for children and young people up to 18 years. Children’s Disability Network Teams, of which there are 12 in the South East Community Healthcare (SECH) area, include health and social care professionals experienced in delivering services for children with disabilities.
Members of CDNTs, such as the one for Cashel/Tipp Town known as Network 4, work closely together to provide a wide range of services and supports for a child with a disability and their family.