CHO1 issue video thanking CHO1 Disability Services Staff

27th September 2021: HSE Media Release

CHO Area 1 (Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo)

A video thanking HSE staff in CHO Area 1 (Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo) by the Head of Service, Disability Services, Ms Edel Quinn, has been published.

The video is part of  a series of videos thanking all staff for their outstanding work since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Six videos in total were filmed in HSE Community Services across Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo, outlining how staff are going above and beyond in their duties since the start of the pandemic.

The concept was envisaged by the Executive Management Team who wanted to reflect their appreciation of all the efforts CHO 1 staff have gone to, to adapt to new ways of delivering services as well as delivering existing services against all odds.

In her video to Disability Services staff Ms Quinn said “An often used quote is “There is Ability in Disability”. There certainly is ability in CHO1 Disability Services staff, the ability to keep on giving, to keep on caring and the ability to keep on doing the right thing. My sincere thanks to all of the staff in CHO1 Disability Services for your COVID response. Please know how valued each and every one of you are and be very proud of what you have delivered and how you have cared during this pandemic.”

The first video was released on Friday September 24th by Chief Officer, CHO 1, Mr John Hayes.  Speaking to staff in the video he said “You brought calm to chaos, reassurance to those scared and comfort to the sick. Every single one of you played a role in making the lives of those people across the CHO 1 area better in an unprecedented situation and for this, I will never be able to express my gratitude completely.”

Each day a video will be released by each Head of Service including, Mr Frank Morrison, Head of Service, Older Persons, Mr Dermot Monaghan, Head of Service, Primary Care, Ms Cara O’Neill, Head of Service, Health and Wellbeing and Mr Leo Kinsella, Head of Service, Mental Health.

Each video is unique and features staff from the relevant service. It is about the staff and for the staff.

We hope these videos will be widely viewed by our residents, service users and the wider community as a whole and give an overall understanding of work undertaken by HSE CHO1 staff across the five counties since March 2020. 

The videos will broadcast via CHO1 Comms YouTube channel which can be accessed at CHO1Comms - YouTube

Last updated on: 27 / 09 / 2021