Meet the Team

Under the supervision of our Proprietor Maureen Healy RGN and Person in Charge Patricia MacGabhann RGN. BSc (Hons), H Dip Gerontology,  MSc, MHSc Specialist Nursing (Gerontology)  we have a dedicated team of registered nurses, senior and junior carers.
Staff are selected for their keen interest in, and commitment to care of the older person. The dignity, rights and choice of the older person underpin the caring work of our team.
Under the careful supervision of our  Person in Charge are our team of registered nurses, who in turn are responsible for the quality of care delivered by staff working with them.
A senior and junior carer structure has been established to acknowledge and suitably reward those dedicated carers whose work is exemplary. They have been able to demonstrate their skill and dedication primarily to the older person within their care and secondly to the ethos 'striving for excellence' that has always been the motto of the home.
A registered nurse is on duty at all times and is available to answer queries from other staff members, residents and relatives.

All staff demonstrate a commitment to regular training and professional development to ensure their clinical skills and general care of the older person is up to date. Our care staff have all undertaken Fetac/QQI Care of the Older Person training successfully.

maureen-healyMaureen Healy RGN - Proprietor
As a qualified nurse Maureen has many years of experience both in the UK and Ireland specialising in the care of elderly people. She has worked as a Management Consultant and a Clinical Nurse Specialist. Her commitment to the provision of care of the highest quality to our older members of society is unquestioned. She established Nightingale with the goal of providing quality care to the older people of our community. Our HIQA reports attest to the fact that she has, and continues to achieve that aim. She remains a very active and hands-on member of the team, attending the home on a a full-time basis. Her passion for care of the older person is fundamental to Nightingale.
patricia-macgabhannPatricia MacGabhann RGN DipN BN(Hons) PDipN MHSc MSc – Person in Charge/Clinical and Operational Director.
Patricia has a background primarily in Acute Medical Nursing and Care of the Older Person. She is committed to on-going professional development for both herself, the nursing and care staff in Nightingale and sees this as integral to providing holistic care for our residents. Her commitment to ongoing professional development is reflected in her many qualifications and her contributions to peer reviewed nursing journals. Following her nursing degree, she undertook an MSc in Science and has since also completed a course in Dementia Care Mapping with Bradford University. This was followed with a Post Grad Diploma and MSc in Gerontology. She also has a diploma in Health Law and in Nursing Home Management Development. She has been leading Nightingale's team since 2008 and remains a full-time member of that team.
Nightingale Nursing Home
Co. Galway
Tel: 09096 88095
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