Peace of mind from the FirstCare Nursing Home Group

LAST UPDATED: 14/08/2020
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During these unprecedented times, the health, wellbeing and comfort of our residents continues to be our number one priority, putting the people we care for at the forefront of every decision we have made with the fundamental aim of giving families and friends ultimate peace of mind.

The FirstCare Nursing Home Group has worked tirelessly to follow and keep ahead of Irish Government and NPHET guidelines and to meet or exceed the standards set by them.  We continue to reassess, improve and develop new ways to ensure the safety of our residents, families and friends as well as fellow professionals and team colleagues.

We are hugely grateful to all our team members who have worked incredibly hard to provide exceptional levels of care in such challenging circumstances. Their commitment and dedication have helped develop inventive ways to keep our residents connected with their loved ones and each other and to keep them engaged in life enriching activities.

The FirstCare Nursing Home Group is confident that our remarkable care homes will inspire the reassurance and trust you need when looking at care for a loved one.

M.E.D Surgical Launches UVC Disinfection Robot into Nursing Homes Ireland.

Irelands first UVC robot kills Coronavirus and 99% of all pathogens on hard surfaces, ensuring clean and safe environment in FirstCare Nursing Homes.

Dublin, Ireland: M.E.D. Surgical, a medical device distributor with 20 years’ experience in decontamination solutions and technologies, has today announced the successful launch of decontamination technology into FirstCare Nursing Homes. 

The contactless, ultraviolet light (UV-C) robot is clinically proven to sterilise and disinfect all hard surfaces, eliminating viruses, bacteria and pollutants up to 6 meters in each direction. 

Mary Lloyd, Director of Admissions at Firstcare highlights the reasons for choosing Steripro; Firstcare’s mission is to provide Safe Quality Care for all our presidents using evidence-based collaboration.

Mary states that The Directors of Nursing in our six nursing homes , Beneavin House, Lodge and Manor in Glasnevin, Mountpleasant lodge in Kilcock in Co Kildare, Earlsbrook House in Bray and Blainroe Lodge just outside Wickow Town  have all used the Steripro Robot and are very impressed by the results achieved. 

“During these unprecedented times, we want to be able to provide the safest environment possible for all our residents and for those who are visiting our homes.

The Steripro Robot uses the very latest decontamination technology.

We want our residents and their families to be reassured that we are using the best available products to achieve the highest standards.”

We chose The Steripro principally due to its  use in several main hospitals in Ireland with  evidence-based  supportive documentation.

The robotic device is extremely safe to use and decontaminates rooms in minutes.

It is moved from room to room very easily and training in it’s use is incredibly straightforward It ticked all the boxes for us.

Steripro is operated using a tablet or smartphone and automatically detects correct disinfection time by adapting to each room, guaranteeing hospital grade decontamination of that area.

‘Steripro is a very important product for today’s market. This will not be the last Global Pandemic. We normally have a regular Flu season, and every 2-3 years we have a new viral strain. As a result, Steripro will become a regularly utilised device to offer safe disinfection across many market segments’ said Bosco Harris, Sales Manager at M.E.D Surgical, Ireland.

The UV-C Disinfection Robot is currently available from M.E.D. Surgical. For more information contact Bosco Harris, Infection Prevention Sales Manager – 087 995 6693 

Notes to editor:

The M.E.D. Surgical Critical Care & Infection Prevention Division represents a number of Medical Device companies which all have a combined mission to provide quality products to eliminate and reduce cross contamination in both patients and end users across the Hospital environment. Having represented leading manufacturers for over 20 years now, they continue to provide clinical education and new advancements in product design to all end users.

FirstCare was founded in 1994 by Mervyn Smith, and our care brand name, FirstCare, was carefully chosen as it emphasizes our commitment to deliver holistic person centred care with compassion and kindness to all our residents.

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