The Community Healthcare Organisation Area 1 (Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo) Nursing Service on Tory Island have received a 4×4 Isuzu Yukon from Mental Health Services.
Tory Island, which is roughly 12km off the North West coast of County Donegal is one of the remotest places that CHO 1 provides a nursing service on. The island is beautiful but has rugged terrain with its 150 plus residents scattered across its 2.5 miles length and ¾ of a mile breadth.
The Island nursing service has had a small van for routine and emergency calls to date but is delighted to receive this Issuz Yukon vehicle from Mental Health colleagues. The vehicle has a four wheel drive function which will be a useful asset when assisting in urgent and emergency calls which can involve the navigation of difficult terrain. The Island nursing team will also be able to use the vehicle to accommodate other HSE Primary care professionals when undertaking clinical home based calls on the Island or running clinics at the Health Centre.
CHO1 Mental Health Services is delighted to be part of the handover of a 4×4 Issuz Yukon vehicle to our colleagues working on Tory Island Community. This is an excellent example of services working together to improve the provision of services to all our communities including those living remotely.
Head of CHO 1 Primary Care, Services Dermot Monaghan stated “ We are delighted to receive this vehicle, it will be of great benefit to nursing team and other health services personnel in delivering care to the local community on Tory Island.”