BALLINCOLLIG: Westgate Foundation to begin extension of Day Care buildings

3 October 2017
By Mary Bermingham
mary@TheCork.ie

On Friday, September 29th last Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly T.D., turned the sod at Westgate Foundation to officially launch a new building extension project which is scheduled to begin in mid-October.

Westgate Foundation CEO Julie Murphy stated that “this much needed new development will greatly enhance our Day Care client facilities and will also be of tremendous benefit to our dedicated team at the centre”.

Up to 40 people per day attend Westgate Foundation Day Care Service, which is part of an overall community based facility that provides an integrated range of services to meet the needs of older people including, Day Care, Sheltered Housing, Transport, Community Catering, Social Work, Social & Active Retirement Club, and Counselling

The total cost of the project will be in the region of €220,000, and we are grateful to the Department of Health for granting €50,000 towards the project in 2015, and to the HSE who have contributed €70,000 to date towards the project.

The organisation is hopeful that further funding can be found to meet the overall costs of this much needed project.

Jim Daly TD, minister for Mental Health and Older People, at the sod turning for the new day care extension at Westgate Foundation, Ballincollig, Co Cork, with board members, staff, local politicians and friends.
Picture: David Keane
Staff members Mary Derwin, Mary Donnelly, Marian Barrett and Nell Honohan, attending the sod turning for the new day care extension at Westgate Foundation, Ballincollig, Co Cork.
Picture: David Keane.
A section of the crowd attending the sod turning for the new day care extension at Westgate Foundation, Ballincollig, Co Cork.
Picture: David Keane.
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Jim Daly TD, Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, speaking at the sod turning for the new day care extension at Westgate Foundation, Ballincollig, Co Cork.
Picture: David Keane.

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