Limerick nursing home staff make snowman and snownurse for residents

Donal O'Regan


Donal O'Regan

Staff and residents of St Anthony's Nursing Home build a snowman and snow nurse

Staff and residents of St Anthony's Nursing Home build a snowman and snow nurse

ALL of St Anthony's Nursing Home's staff made it to work this Friday in County Limerick including a temporary member of staff - a snow nurse!

Employees of the family run care facility in Pallasgreen built a snowman and snow nurse in the patio area so all of their residents could see it though the window.

Sean Fennessy, director of nursing, said that wanted everybody to join in the fun.

The day began early with Sean's father, John, clearing and gritting the car park and footpath with his tractor.

Due to the Red Alert he had rostered only those who live locally and everyone made it into work.

"They all live in Pallasgreen, Kilteely and Cappamore. I collected anybody who was nervous of driving. The roads were OK if you went very slowly - there was a lot of compacted snow," said Sean.

"There is a lovely atmosphere here today. Our baking club went ahead so we have lots of cakes. Josephine Crowe, who works in administration, brought her 14-year-old daughter Katie, who plays the guitar. She is brilliant and has been entertaining everybody," he continued.

The phone has been hopping with family members, who can't visit due to the bad roads, ringing their loved ones. Sean has also extended an invite to their elderly neighbours in Pallasgreen to join their 60 residents.

"I will collect them. They are more than welcome to join in the fun," said Sean.