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August 22, 2012 / angelavbolton

NRH Placement May Be Soon


Bob with grandsons Daragh and Mattia, and his son Jason who has (grand-daughter) Camilla sitting on his shoulders. Merrion Square Street Party (2010 I think)


It’s possible that Robert’s place at the NRH may be within the next week or so. Brilliant news though tinged with sadness. Leaving our friends at Bennetts Ward in SJH is going to be a huge wrench. They have all looked after Robert so well and cared for him as if he was their own, not to mention how they’ve minded me: fed me, hugged me, taught me, bore with me.

We will be forever grateful to them for their care and professionalism.

But it is great that Robert may soon be on the next stage of his journey: full and expert assessment. This is something we’ve been hoping for since we knew he was ready (about February 2012).

The NRH have such a good reputation and we hope and pray they will be able to determine Robert’s path of rehabilitation and care needs during the three months he’ll be there.

The staff in Bennetts know that there’s too many of them to list in our gratitude roll so I’ll content myself by admitting that I’ve been doing the Lotto in the hope of winning, setting up my own care facility for Robert and pinching all the staff from Bennetts. SJH, if you come in some morning and the place is empty, you’ll know I got lucky. I’ll make them offers they can’t refuse.



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  1. Stephanie Green / Aug 23 2012 2:38 am

    Angela, Please tell me again where NRH is located.

    • angelavbolton / Aug 23 2012 6:33 am

      It’s the National Hospital for Rehabilitation in Rochestown Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, south of Dublin city. I used to cycle through it on my way to school when I was 12-16. My mother lives literally 5 minutes walk away; my sister about 15 and Bob’s son Jason 15 minutes in the other direction.

      From where I’m living now I’ll have to get a bus to get there but that’s no problem. I won’t be able to visit twice a day as I’m doing now.

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