3 03, 2017

Northridge House AICAB Accreditation

St Luke’s Home Cork have just been accredited by the recently formed All Ireland CPE Accreditation Board (AICAB). The Director at Northridge House is Rev Bruce Pierce and the Centre is supported as part of the outreach programme of St Luke’s Home, Cork. The AICAB visiting group consisted of representatives of the following bodies - National Association of Healthcare Chaplains, ACPE(Ireland) Ltd, Chaplaincy Accreditation Board and the Northern Ireland Healthcare Chaplains Association. Fr Brian Gough is Chairperson of AICAB. The visiting group involved an overseas CPE Supervisor to enhance objectivity and best international practice. On the February accreditation site visit [...]

6 02, 2017

Ag Eisteacht – 3 Day ABLE Course

Ag Eisteacht are delivering a 3 day ABLE course in Northridge House on 27th February and 14th, 15th March. The ABLE programme (replacing the previous Brief Encounters course) is designed to equip front-line practitioners with the skills, knowledge and confidence required to adopt a relational approach to their professional practice For further information and course booking, please visit:

17 01, 2017

CPE Clinical Pastoral Education

Our Clinical Pastoral Education programme commenced today with 6 students and we are delighted to welcome Pauline O'Dowd as Supervisor in Training . Our programme runs for 12 weeks at Northridge House .

2 11, 2016


Northridge House is delighted to be the provider of a six week training programme for HSE Home Carers. This programme has been run throughout Cork city and County and we share photographs of the 50 professional carers that have just completed the course in Bantry.

2 11, 2016

Irish Heart Foundation Accreditation

Northridge House is delighted to be recognised as an accredited centre by the Irish Heart Foundation. 1289387

25 08, 2016

Sudden Death and Bereavement (When a child/young person dies suddenly)

Thursday 13th October - 9.30am-12.30pm There is no charge for this workshop however prior booking is essential to Overview on Training Sudden Death and Bereavement (When a child/young person dies suddenly) Aims: Professionals will be able to: 1. Demonstrate competence in the awareness of the complexities surrounding the sudden death of a child or young person 2. Critical analyses and evaluate the Core Issues and impacts surrounding each individuals needs when dealing with sudden death 3. Identify and understand the unique cultural diversities when a child or young person dies suddenly 4. Display a clear understanding of the grief of [...]

11 08, 2016

Upcoming Workshop

How to Implement the Let Me Decide Advance Care Directive (LMD) in Nursing Homes. St. Luke’s Nursing Home, Mahon, Cork Tuesday 20th September 2016 9am- 4pm   This workshop is for staff who work in long term care to show how to implement LMD in nursing homes. This workshop will teach you: History and background of advance care directives. How to develop a clear comprehensive policy. Ethical and legal issues. How to screen for cognitive function using the Standardized Min Mental State Examination (SMMSE). How to measure residents’ capacity to understand and complete LMD. Those who are competent can complete [...]

25 05, 2016

St. Luke’s Home Memorial 5K Run

To Register for the  5Km Run online go to:

6 04, 2016

Professor Brendan McCormack will focus on the Challenges & Opportunities associated with developing a person-centred culture in care settings at the Living Well with Dementia Conference

23 03, 2016

Visit from Caldwell University to St. Luke’s Home

St Lukes home were delighted to play host to a group of 22 business students and their professors from Caldwell University, New Jersey, USA. Their day in Cork consisted of a trip to Janssen which included a tour of the plant and a presentation from the general manager, Kyran Johnson on the operation and business issues of the day. This was followed by a visit and tour of the St Lukes facility. David O Brien, CEO, gave the group an insight into how Ireland looks after its older generation in terms of nursing home care along with a history of St [...]