Address: riverside medical centre mulhuddart dublin 15
Contact Name: Marie Kirwan public health nurse
Web site: None
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am-5pm (I can be available friday)
Who can use the service?: official and unofficial campsites
travellers who are settling for the first two years of living in a community.
Informal referrals accepted: Yes
Formal referrals accepted: Yes
Referrals accepted from: maternity / acute hospitals. pave point. community health workers who are trained traveller women. public health nurses. general practitioners. personal referral is accepted
primary care health centre
Key Aims & Objectives of Service
to improve the health of the travelling community .identify issues that effect health and by health promotion aim is to improve the lives of my clients.
I am notified by the maternity hospitals of new born babies. i visit each child. i carry out development checks through out their early ivies. if there is any deviation from the normal i refer to the appropriate services. i have a holistic approach .as a public health nurse my remit is health for all the family. i work with the community health workers from pave point. we do site visits together and the women help to give the health message to the clients in a traveller friendly way. i keep the chw up to date on changes in the health board and give talks on relevant health topics through out the year.