Sligo ‘is an inspiration to the rest of the country’

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Sligo was described “an inspiration to the rest of the country” by Minister for Children, Dr James Reilly when he officially opened a €1.2m holiday and respite centre for people with MS and other physical disabilities on Monday.

NEW FACILITY: The Woodhaven facility which provides accesible and supported breaks for those with MS and other disabilities.
NEW FACILITY: The Woodhaven facility which provides accesible and supported breaks for those with MS and other disabilities.

Woodhaven is a specially equipped facility on the First Sea Road in Sligo town to provide accessible and supported breaks for those with MS and other neurological conditions and their family/carers.

It is one of only two such residential facilities in the country – the other being in Dublin – and provides services to people in Sligo and eight surrounding counties.
It is linked to the MS Therapy Centre at Ballytivnan and, with four single rooms and one family room, it is able to cater for six people at a time on a full or partial board basis or self-catering.

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