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  • Reducing Falls and Increasing Confidence
    September 10, 2020
    By Helen Rigney, Physiotherapist Healthcare Direct So how do we classify a fall? WHO aptly described it as “an unexpect...
    Working in the nursing home environment during Covid-19
    June 17, 2020
    Working in the nursing home environment during Covid-19 By Olivia Divilly - Occupational Therapist, HealthcareDirect The COV...
  • WELLBEING MATTERS
    June 9, 2020
    WELL BEING MATTERS. THE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL. Managing occupational stress during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Source:Â...
    Home working and staying healthy
    June 3, 2020
    http://covid19.ergonomics.org.uk/media/CIEHF%20WFH%20Infographic.html
  • ICU patients start their rehabilitation journey after Covid-19
    June 3, 2020
    A video diary from consultant physio David McWilliams shows ICU patients start their rehabilitation journey after Covid-19. W...
    Online Occupational Therapy Service
    Access Occupational Therapy Services via video Call. Assessment and treatment plans easily and professionally delivered. H...
  • Online Physiotherapy Service
    May 27, 2020
    Access Chartered Physiotherapy Services via video Call. Assessment and treatment plans easily and professionally delivered...
    HealthcareDirect Staff Working on the Front Line
    May 6, 2020
    HealthcareDirect Occupational Therapy Staff  Nicky and Sarah preparing to Work on the Front Line
  • 2020 UL Allied Health Care Careers Fair
    March 2, 2020
    Pictured at the recent 2020 UL Allied Health Care Careers Fair Mairead McKenna (Operations Director, Healthcare Direct), G...
    AOTI House Advisory Group Workshop
    December 23, 2019
    Conan Lang, Our Occupational Therapy Manager, recently attended the AOTI House Advisory Group Workshop. Facilitating safety a...
  • HealthcareDirect 2010-2020 Its our Birthday, Celebrating 10 years
    December 20, 2019
    Nursing Homes Ireland Annual Conference at City West in Dublin.
    December 16, 2019
    Conan Lang (Occupational Therapist Manager with Healthcare Direct) at the Nursing Homes Ireland Annual Conference at City We...
  • Coming Home for Christmas, Why Not Stay?
    December 16, 2019
    Exciting Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech & Language & Dietetic Roles open nationwide E: jobs@healthc...
    NHI Conference November 2019
    December 13, 2019
    Nursing Homes Ireland Annual Conference at City West in Dublin. George Smith (Business Development & Customer Care Manag...
  • The Role of the Occupational Therapist in both the long term care Nursing Home and short term Rehabilitation Setting
    December 10, 2019
    Living Life To Its Fullest™: Occupational Therapy in Skilled Nursing Facilities Ashley Opp Hoffmann https://www.aota.or...
    Physical activity and lifestyle changes can reduce risk of dementia, says NICE
    October 10, 2019
    People can reduce their risk of developing dementia by exercising, becoming more active and making other healthy lifestyle ch...
  • Annette Shanahan, Clinical Director and RTE’s Marty Morrissey at the opening of the Mowlam Kilrush Nursing Home Memory Care Centre in July 2019.
    July 3, 2019
    Ergonomics and Workplace Design
    May 30, 2019
    ERGONOMICS AND WORKPLACE DESIGN The goal of Ergonomics is to provide maximum productivity with minimal cost; in this co...
  • Being Active with Arthritis
    April 24, 2019
    Being active can be especially hard if you’re living with a condition such as arthritis and the symptoms that come with it...
    Do you sit at your desk all day? Try these desk based exercises.
    February 18, 2019
    Does your 9 to 5 leave no time for structured exercise..? Do you sit at a desk all day? Current UK exercise guidelines re...
  • Coming Home for Christmas, Why Not Stay?
    December 21, 2018
    Exciting Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech & Language & Dietetic Roles open nationwide E: jobs@healt...
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    November 23, 2018
    Carpal tunnel syndrome This leaflet provides general information about carpal tunnel syndrome and simple exercises that may ...
  • 10 things you should consider about your work chair
    October 12, 2018
    10 Things you should consider about your work chair Article written by James Courtney (Clinical Manager, Chartered Physiot...
    Rethinking Exercise as a Source of Immediate Rewards
    September 12, 2018
    I was going to skip my daily swim the other morning. I had already walked three miles with a friend and taken my dog to the p...
  • A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting
    June 28, 2018
    A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting By Gretchen Reynolds With evidence mounting that sitting for long stretc...
    Physiotherapy works: Falls and frailty
    February 16, 2018
    Physiotherapy works: Falls and frailty As we age, we begin to notice changes, small at first, a little joint stiffness may...
  • The 10,000 Steps Challenge
    January 22, 2018
    The 10,000 Steps Challenge Walking more, whether it's for work or leisure, is an easy way of being more active without try...
    All You Need to Know About Muscles
    December 4, 2017
    All You Need to Know About Muscles Posted In: Physio Comes To You / General Health / Sports Physiotherapy Posted In Gen...
  • The 'Brain Benefits' of Exercise
    October 9, 2017
    Friday Feedback: The 'Brain Benefits' of Exercise Clinicians know exercise helps the heart, but should they also talk abou...
    How to Stretch, When to Stretch and Stretching Properly
    August 28, 2017
    How to Stretch, When to Stretch and Stretching Properly Answers to common stretching questions to make sure you’re stret...
  • High blood pressure in midlife linked to later decline in memory and thinking skills
    August 9, 2017
    Fleetwood Mac’s hit song, “Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow,” got a second life as the anthem for then-candidate Bi...
    Do Not Take Fatigue Lying Down
    July 14, 2017
    Do Not Take Fatigue Lying Down Have you ever had one of those days where you are so weary, you can’t seem to do anything...
  • 5 key questions to help you develop a care giving plan
    June 9, 2017
    If you're taking on the role of caregiver for the first time, you probably have many questions: What exactly will it entail? ...
    Physiotherapy Works
    May 8, 2017
    Physiotherapy enables people to stay in or return to work The UK challenge: health, work and austerity At a time w...
  • Sofa Workout
    March 27, 2017
    Sofa Workout Article Link: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Documents/sofa-workout.jpg Chartered Physiotherapist and Oc...
    10 Tips on using a Hoist
    February 17, 2017
    Colin Taylor (Clinical Manager & Chartered Physiotherapist at Healthcare Direct) I recently attended a people handling...
  • 3 Minute Seated Yoga
    January 5, 2017
    Happy New Year from all at Healthcare Direct 3 Minute Seated Yoga Article Link: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Docu...
    10 Tips to Best Insomnia
    November 23, 2016
    Simple lifestyle changes can make a world of difference to your quality of sleep. Following these 10 tips from The Sleep ...
  • Occupational Physiotherapy
    September 22, 2016
    Employers have a legal duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of employees and must do whatever is ‘reasonably prac...
    Stretching As We Age.
    August 8, 2016
    At HealthcareDirect we offer both group and individual exercise classes which include stretching as part of the session. Olde...
  • Management of Knee Arthritis
    July 22, 2016
    Many of our clients suffer from knee arthritis. Knee arthritis is when the cartilage that coats the knee slowly dissolves, le...
    8 Tips to quit smoking for good, improve your health and save money!
    July 13, 2016
      Quitting – it is never easy. But thousands of people successfully quit smoking in Ireland every year. Some need t...
  • Manual Handling Risk Reduction for the Transport and Logistics Sector
    July 6, 2016
    This information sheet highlights the physical risks associated with manual handling in the transport and logistics sector. ...
    Sleep-Wake Cycle
    July 1, 2016
    Sleep-Wake Cycle: Is the biological clock out of synch? Most of us feel the worse for a disturbed or fretful night’s sle...
  • Management of Workplace Stress
    June 20, 2016
    STRESS- Good or Bad for you? It is important how you think of it. It seems that every magazine we pick up these days has an ...
    Diabetes
    June 17, 2016
    National Diabetes Week 12-18 JUNE 2016 FACTS ABOUT DIABETES Diabetes is a common medical condition which affects 370 mi...
  • Back Exercises to Reduce Lower Back Pain
    May 30, 2016
    Back Exercises to Reduce Lower Back Pain  Do you want to prevent lower back pain? The 5 exercises described in this NH...
    10 Things you should know about your work chair
    10 Things you should consider about your work chair Article written by Colin Taylor (Clinical Manager, Chartered Physiothera...
  • 7 Tips to Keep Your Heart Happy
    February 15, 2016
    7 Tips to Keep Your Heart Happy Abbott: Read article at - http://www.abbott.com/newsroom/news/tips-to-keep-your-heart-happy....
    Benefits of Stretching
    January 25, 2016
    BENEFITS OF STRETCHING Colin Taylor, Clinical Manager, & Annette Shanahan, Clinical Director, Healthcare Direct As yo...
  • Promoting physical activity in older people for better ageing
    January 18, 2016
    CARDI - Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland CARDI launched the report Keeping Active for Better Ageing a...
    Physiotherapy and Occupational Graduate Opportunities
    May 14, 2015
    Healthcare Direct Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Graduates: Starting your career with Healthcare Direct will pro...

About Healthcare Direct

OVERVIEW

HealthcareDirect was established in 2009, providing professional Clinical and Training services to both the public and private healthcare sectors. We continue to expand our services across the country supporting private nursing homes, public sector clients and not-for-profit organisations and the general public.

Clinical services include Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Dietetics and Activity Coordinators. We can deliver our services at your place of work, nursing home, hospital or we can come to your own home.

HealthcareDirect's Training Centre is QQI accredited providing a full range of Health & Safety Training courses. We also provide Health & Safety Consulting services in the areas of Risk Assessments and Management and the development of Organisation Specific Safety Statements and supporting Policies and Procedures. We have a team of highly experienced Ergonomic Assessors all with a background in healthcare. Our Occupational Health experts deliver highly effective programs across a wide range of industries, ensuring employee health and safety is promoted and enhanced.

We also offer a high quality managed service supported by our Clinical and Operational Management Team to clients in the Public Healthcare and Not-For-Profit sectors.

Please contact us on 1850 749746 should you have any queries regarding any of our services...Read More

Latest Testimonials

  • Resident in Co. Galway nursing home – Feedback from next of kin for Healthcare Direct and the Chartered Physiotherapist who supported onsite appointments with my brother over the past few months.

    “Very little hope was given while my brother was in hospital in America and it is so g....Read More

    Resident in Co. Galway nursing home
  • “As a community based disability organisation we are always striving to have the best training for our staff. Healthcare Direct have always been extremely professional, accommodating and efficient. All of our staff have commented on the high standard of training provided to them by HealthCa....Read More

    Margaret O’Donnell, West Limerick Independent Living Ltd.
  • “Healthcare Direct made the Ergo/VDU Assessment process simple and straightforward. They were very helpful in advance of the assessment running through the process with me and helping to flag any possible issues.

    Colin was very professional and friendly on the day, and we were very p....Read More

    Deborah Gaffney, LCI Aviation, Dublin
  • “East Limerick Children’s Services provide Assessment/Intervention to children in the East Limerick area requiring specialist services. We had an urgent need for additional Occupational Therapy Intervention and were very fortunate to make contact with Healthcare Direct. The experience wor....Read More

    Brian O’Flanagan, Services Administrator, East Limerick Children’s Services
    Occupational Therapy
  • “Healthcare Direct provide Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Activities services to our residents. The service is co-ordinated and managed by Colin (Clinical Manager) and George (Customer Care Manager) with whom we have established an excellent and mutually supportive relationship. Bo....Read More

    Director of Nursing, Private Nursing Home, Dublin 6
    Physio, OT & Activities
  • “Staff found training to be excellent. Training Instructors gave guidance in a manner which was easily understood. Staff felt at ease to ask questions and partake in the session and trainers ensured all staff were comfortable with all aspects of the training course. Practical demonstrations....Read More

    Regional Operations Manager, Mowlam Healthcare
    Healthcare Training
  • “Healthcare Direct has made a huge difference to the quality of life for our residents. They provide a highly professional service both on an individual basis and the group activities are greatly enjoyed by residents with varying dependency levels.”

     

    Director of Nursing, Private Nursing Home, Dublin 5
    Physiotherapy
  • “When my mother got out of hospital after her hip replacement, her walking was very shaky and she was nervous on the stairs. Healthcare Direct were able to send a Physiotherapist direct to the house. They helped her with her exercises, and treated her back which was sore from all the sittin....Read More

    Shane O’Neill, Dublin
    Private Physio & OT
  • “Healthcare Direct has been a fantastic addition to the service we provide and our residents have benefited greatly from the Physio and Occupational Therapy they have received.”

    Owner of Private Nursing Home in Co. Galway
    Physio & OT
  • “We at NTCS are very satisfied that Healthcare Direct provide our Home Helps with very appropriate training skills to enable them to carry out their work in a safe and confident way. Healthcare Direct is a professional and helpful organisation. They are competitively priced and they continu....Read More

    Home Help Co-ordinator, HSE West
    Healthcare Training

Careers

Occupational Therapists Part Time, Tipperary & North Dublin
HealthcareDirect are currently looking to employ part time Occupational Therapists to complete ad hoc housing assessments in Tipperary and North Dublin.  You will work in a fully supported environment lead by our OT Clinical Manager and be given the opportunity to work autonomously in the private healthcare sector. Salary is...
Activities Coordinator (Part-Time) – Limerick
Job Description: The successful candidate will be responsible for organising and coordinating activities for active daily living for the elderly with the overall aim of improving their intellectual, physical and general health and wellbeing. The Activities Coordinator will identity the needs of both individual and collective groups and tailor a...
Occupational Therapist -Swords, Dublin – Part-time Ad hoc -Flexible working, evenings appropriate
HealthcareDirect are currently looking to employ an Occupational Therapist to join our team in North Dublin. You will work as part of an MDT Reablement/ Rehabilitation service based in a nursing home in Swords. You will work in a fully supported environment lead by our OT Clinical Manager and be...
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