Belfast Telegraph

Sisters provide some extra care

By David Elliott

Five sisters from Enniskillen have joined together to open a business in the new South West Acute Hospital in the town.

Rosie Keaney and sisters Christina and Geraldine run the Toddle In Day Nursery in Enniskillen alongside their two younger sisters Michelle, Sinead and their Mum and will now team up to provide creche facilities at the hospital.

"We were delighted to win the contract to provide the creche facilities at the hospital," said Rosie.

"This is a very important part of the hospital and will mean that parents who work here will be able to leave their children in a professional caring environment."

The Northern Ireland Health Group runs the hospital for the Western Health and Social Care Trust. NIHG general manager Keith Abel described the creche as an integral part of the hospital. "Rosie and her sisters showed us that they already run a very successful creche in the town and employ 28 people caring for 83 children.

"We are delighted that they are bringing not only their skills and experience to our creche but that they are local and will know many of the parents who will use the new facility."

The creche can cater for 78 children and will be open from 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday. It is located on the ground floor and has outdoor play facilities accessible from each individual play room. There will be five play rooms catering for children up to 12 years old.

The hospital opens next month to cater for patients from Tyrone and Fermanagh.

It is the most modern hospital in Europe and boasts the latest medical equipment as well as highly qualified staff.