It is that time of year again when the wait is over and the dreams of 50,000 plus young people are realised or dashed. The thoughts of college life become a reality. The wait for CAO offers begins in earnest and a massive collective sigh of relief for parents nationally is exhaled. However for some today will be a day of bitter disappointment. The hopes of many young people will be tarnished and for many a dread of ‘what next’ becomes a reality. For these young people consolation seems ineffective. Right now all that they can see is that they fell short of what they wanted.
Staff, young people & parents of Willow Grove Adolescent Services got involved with the Walk in My Shoes campaign last week. The young people designed & decorated their own runners with help from the City Art Squad who are sponsored by the St. Patrick’s Hospital Foundation.
Our psychotherapist Colman Noctor will continue his discussion on the warning signs of bullying and what to do on RTEs Four live on Thursday the 9th of February. Tune in from 4pm. You can watch part 1 of the show here or you can read Colman's blog below.
The child chastisement debate currently active in the media is to be welcomed. The Minister for children has opened this debate by saying the government is considering a ban on corporal punishment in the home. In this, it is proposed that Ireland join a growing number of jurisdictions where corporal punishment in the home is illegal. Much of the commentary that has resulted has been extreme and ill informed. Some negative comment has been directed towards the Minister herself for raising the issue.
The atmosphere of the hospital is very bright, cheerful and friendly. The staff are excellent, uniformly helpful without exception and a credit to the hospital
There is a very good atmosphere at St. Patrick's. Communication is very good between patients and staff and should be maintained on an informal basis. Food is very good and is a very good morale booster for everyone. I would like to thank everyone in St. Patrick's for input and kindness while I have been here
I had 10 unforgettable days with prime quality care and facilities. Most of all, I've met really nice people and hopefully not being wrong made some friends. Good work, keep it up
It was a turning point in my life and a good one. I will always have fond memories of my stay here because the overall feeling was of peace.
Today I'm sad as I leave ye all, but the sadness is one that I like, Because after 8 weeks on the bay, it's time for me to take a hike, thanks to all the nurses and students, to the staff in the kitchen and OT's too, to the lovely ladies who clean the ward, to the doctors where a bond we grew.
The Cleaners kept my room beautifully clean and the Temple Centre was spotless. The staff were so helpful and caring and gave me as much time as I needed. All in all I was very well cared for. Thank you very much
Excellent staff have finally helped me overcome my illness with the correct treatment and also using the recovery psychosis programme which opened my mind to what I suffer from. I have had this for 10 years but now I feel relaxed, free of all fear thanks to the A team. St Pats sets the standard for others to follow.
I do not have a single negative to pass on the time I have spent under the care of the staff of St. Patrick's Hospital other than to say that it varied between very good and exceptional. I came to hospital feeling broken and despairing and leave now feeling renewed and well and looking to the future.
I was most impressed with the care given to my daughter during her stay here. The ambience in the hospital is relaxed and caring. From the cleaners to the nurses, doctors and administrators everybody is on first name terms all working to a common goal of getting people better. Congratulations on a job well done
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