Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan, has revealed that over €1 million has been allocated to Welfare Homes in the South East. Topping the list in Kilkenny is Prague House, Freshford with approval for €200,000. The funding is being provided by the HSE to facilitate Welfare Homes in meeting HIQA requirements in the area of fire safety and maintenance to secure the future of these homes.
“These Welfare Homes are playing a vital role in our local communities and it is important that our older people are provided with the best possible care,” Minister Hogan said.
The HSE has made the following allocations: Prague House, Freshford(€202,217); Gahan House, Graignamanagh(€51,750); O’Gorman Home, Ballyragget ( €55,221); Mount Carmel Home, Callan (€30,367); St Joseph’s Home, Kilmoganny (€67,662); St Lazerian’s, Bagnalstown ( €56,864); Rosedale Residential Home, Kilmacow (€133,372) and Holy Ghost, Waterford (€400,000