Institute of Hospitality 2014 Programme Announced

Our programme for the coming year is now available. Our Foundation Course, "Personal Journey in Hospitality" and One Day Seminar , "Revisiting the Values", will be run at the Brothers' Community House in Stillorgan.

Dates for presentations to Service Info-Share Groups and the Granada Pilgrimage are being arranged.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

Institute of Hospitality 2014 Programme

Saint John of God Hospitaller Services - Malawi
Umoza Children's Project


The Umoza Childrens’ Project aims to promote rehabilitation, wellbeing and holistic development of children operating in and on the streets and vulnerable others within the city of Mzuzu. Recently it celebrated the success of two of its members, Emmanuel Simbeye and Thomas Kayange.
Emmanual and Thomas joined the project in 2005 when they were 11 and 10 years old respectively. From single parent-headed families, having lost their fathers, they were facilitated off the streets and enrolled in primary school in 2005. They were supported by the project through various means, i.e. school materials/requirements, remedial classes, nutrition, health/well-being, family empowerment and other psychosocial support.

Emmanuel and Thomas performed very well in primary school and they were enrolled into NkhataBay and Chaminade secondary schools respectively. The boys have successfully obtained their Malawi School Certificate Examination certificates with Emmanual gaining 25 points and Thomas 23 points.  Thomas is now also volunteering in one of our Umoza Outreach Centres.

 Saint John of God Hospitaller Services Malawi provides community-based mental health services, and services for children with a disability and or special needs.

Saint John of God Hospital - Ireland

Nurse Graduation Jan 2014 mr

Best wishes to our 12 student nurses who graduated on 3 December 2013.   This group is from the class of 2009 and has spent the past four years between UCD for the academic component of their training course and Saint John of God Hospital for the clinical component.  Although the Hospital would be considered the primary clinical site, all our students are facilitated with placements in the Cluain Mhuire Community Mental Health service with whom we have a very close working relationship.

While the students were on specialist placements in Stage 2 and 3 (2nd and 3rd year) some had placements in:
• Saint John of God Kildare Service for experience in nursing clients with dual diagnosis 
• Saint John of God Lucena Clinic Community Child and Adolescent Service
• REACH for experience in rehabilitative approach in aiding clients return to the workforce.
• Central Mental Hospital for forensic  nursing

There are also specialist placements within the Hospital itself, i.e. the Eating Disorder Recovery Centre, the Psychosis Unit and the Adolescent Unit.

Everyone in the group had a placement in the Marlay Nursing Home for care of the older person and St Vincent’s University Hospital for experience in general nursing.

When they commenced the internship period of their training, the group joined the nursing team in a more direct manner and became part of the nursing complement at the clinical sites.  This transition period from student to staff nurse was aided by the support received from nursing colleagues both in the Hospital and the Cluain Mhuire service.

Saint John of God Community Services – Ireland
Saint Augustine’s School

The staff at the swimming pool along with a parent have set up a swimming team as part of Special Olympics. 17 swimmers turned up for the 1st swim session. The team are called Saint Augustine’s Sharks.

Saint Augustine's School is a co-educational day and boarding school providing educational, social, recreational and vocational training for 160 students with special education needs.

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