Resource Efficiency at Carrigoran House, Co. Clare

carrigoran houseCarrigoran House is a 114 bed Elderly Care Centre in Newmarket on Fergus, County Clare employing over 100 staff. In 2011 the facility agreed to participate in a resource efficiency programme sponsored by the EPA and managed locally by staff from Clare County Council & the Regional Waste Management Office (RWMO).

This initiative focused on improving waste management & water consumption at the 114 bed Nursing Home employing 110 staff.

One of the major findings from the waste audit was the need to increase the number of times a patients dietary requirements were assessed so that portion/meal size could be adjusted more regularly. 2 staff training sessions were carried out and staff engagement was very encouraging. Since the project the facility has expanded to provide day care and environmental improvements are ongoing.

Full details of the work done can be downloaded from this link.

For further information contact:

Pauline McDonogh

Regional Waste Prevention Co-ordinator

Southern Region Waste Management Office

Tel: 061 496844/0872755538




Joan Tarmey, Clare County Council

Tel: 065 6846205