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29 May 2022

Homecare provider to create 25 new jobs across Longford and midlands region

Longford's homecare sector at 'breaking point'

A leading healthcare provider is looking to employ 25 new staff in Longford and the wider midlands region

A leading homecare provider is offering newly employed healthcare assistants a €1,000 signing on bonus on a pro-rata basis over the next three months in a bid to address crippling staff shortages in the industry.

 

Bluebird Care, home care provider for Longford, Roscommon, and Westmeath is looking to create 25 additional jobs in the region over the next 3 months. 

As part of that drive, the company have announced that any healthcare assistants hired by BlueBird Care over that period will receive a signing on bonus of €1000 paid on a pro-rata basis. 

The firm say they will offer competitive rates of pay, travel allowance, flexible working hours, opportunities for training and career progression to all its staff. 

Bluebird Care LRW opened its offices in Monksland, Athlone in September 2015 and is a HSE approved provider of homecare support in the community for people of all ages and diverse needs.

It currently employs 70 staff over the three counties. 

Managing director Oliver Daly said: “The recruitment crisis has been well publicised, the HSE reports that their own home support service is suffering from a shortage of staff with 21% of home care posts vacant.

"Out of 5 million home support hours that were funded in 2021, only 2.3 million hours have been delivered. The issue of people being denied care or having their care reduced has been highlighted in the Dáil in recent months.

"A failure to address this has resulted in people entering hospital unnecessarily, waiting in hospital beds for discharge and/or being admitted to nursing homes prematurely.

"Our absolute priority is to enable people to live independent and fulfilled lives in their own surroundings, among family and friends; to provide service delivered by an efficient team of health care professionals”.

For more information contact 090 6491044. Alternatively, the company can be found on Facebook and www.bluebirdcare.ie

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