Primary Care Teams - Thurles

To provide local access to a range of healthcare services to support you and your family to live healthier for longer within your community

Providing Primary Healthcare to the following areas:

Thurles Town & Rural, Moycarkey, Ballymoreen, Rahealty, Two Mile Borris

Longfordpass, Holycross, Moyaliffe, Ballycahill, Inch, Kilrush, Littleton


The Public Health Nurse provides clinical nursing, dressing clinic, assessment in care of the older person, those with disabilities or acute/ chronic illness, care of terminally ill, advice and support to all families, child development and new mothers

Mairead Wade (0504)27646

Rena Ryan (0504)27648

Marie Murray (0504)27644

Triona Burke (0504)27677

Noreen Whitehead (0504)27645

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists work with individuals with disabilities, illness or injury to help them maintain or achieve independence in their daily living tasks.  An occupational therapist can identify problem areas that patients may have in their everyday lives, such as dressing or getting to the shops, and will help them to work out practical solutions.

Your local Occupational Therapist is based in The Occupational Therapy Department, The Community Hospital of the Assumption, Thurles.

Your therapist can help you with:
  • Functional assessments at home
  • Recommendations on housing/environmental adaptations
  • Advice regarding the local authority grant system/OT functional reports
  • Advice and provision of specialist and enabling equipment to optimise safety/independence**
  • Wheelchair Assessment and seating provision
  • Advice for pressure relief relevant to seating
  • Assessments for hoists and other manual handling equipment provision
  • Onward referral to Occupational Therapy specialists as required

Referral Process

You can self refer to the service by phoning 0504 27700 OR through your GP or Public Health Nurse.

Kate Ryan (0504)27724


Supporting patients in the community to be as independently mobile and functionally safe as possible

Catherine Maher (0504)27732

Marguerite Crowley (0504)27732

Claire Igoe (0504)27732

Speech and Language Therapy

The Speech & Language Therapist works with children and adults who have difficulty with communication and swallowing

Thurles Primary Care Centre, Mitchell Street, Thurles

Tel: 0504 25800

Home Help Co-ordinator

The Home Help Service aims to provide assistance with personal care

Sinead Molumby (0504)27676

Criteria for provision of Home Help services (PDF, size 505.7 KB)

Apply For Home Help Services (PDF, size 75.1 KB)

Useful Resources

TLC referral form (PDF, size 89.4 KB)