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Chicks bring cheer to Dungarvan Community Hospital

Chicks bring cheer to Dungarvan Community Hospital

Residents at Dungarvan Community Hospital

Residents at Dungarvan Community Hospital in Co. Waterford had a special treat in recent days when they had a very special visit from some Easter chicks.

In conjunction with the activities programme for residents of Dungarvan Community Hospital and the adjacent Dunabbey House residential nursing unit, its co-ordinator Antoinette Coffey has tended to chickens and has been incubating their eggs timed to hatch for Easter.

In line with all appropriate safety protocols, the chicks brought some seasonal cheer when they arrived on Easter Sunday. The delight was added to by a surprise appearance to add to the occasion by The Easter Bunny!

Speaking about the exercise by its Activities Team that brought such joy, Paula French (Director of Nursing, Dungarvan Community Hospital/Dunabbey House) said: “The holistic wellbeing of our residents are a priority for us here in Dungarvan and we’ve striven to maintain projects designed to help enhance the quality of our residents’ lives through very challenging times in the past year.

 “This complex is home to 102 residents in Dungarvan Community Hospital and 28 residents in Dunabbey House. All of the staff here, between Catering, Cooking, Household, Laundry, Administrative Support, Maintenance and Gardening, Healthcare and Multi-Task Assistant, Nursing and other clinical staff have a wonderful and sociable relationship with residents and their families and we are rewarded with small but wonderful moments like these when the chicks came along – especially so, in that they were accompanied by The Easter Bunny!”