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Tara Winthrop
Private Clinic

Experience the difference high quality, compassionate care makes, at Tara Winthrop. Our state-of-the-art facility is designed to give residents the very best quality care in a welcoming and respectful environment.

As a long-term care provider, our highly experienced team offers a unique model of medical care that specialises in complex medical conditions. Our high staff-to-resident ratio means we can offer a range of medical procedures and therapies in-house, that are not possible in other settings.

You can check Tara Winthrop website for more information: www.tara-winthrop.com

Our facilities

Tara Winthrop includes 140 beds over five distinct suites, each catering to a range of residential needs.

Lambay Suite is for those under age 75 with chronic neurological conditions.

• Columba Suite and Iona Suite are dedicated to the nursing and palliative care needs of residents with chronic long-term conditions.

• Erris Suite is for frail elderly residents over 65 years, with chronic long-term illnesses from low to high dependency care needs.

• Shenick Suite caters for residents over 65 years with specific care requirements around chronic mental health and severe cognitive impairment.

Our clinic ensures residents have access to everything they need to live comfortable, active lives. Residents can take advantage of:

• Hairdressing salon
• Massage therapy
• Physiotherapy rooms
• Convenience Store
• Personal laundry service
• Newspapers delivered daily to rooms on request
• Medical Transport / mini bus service to take residents to outside activities or medical appointments
• Visiting clergy
• Mass celebrated live and streamed to all rooms weekly

Louise Geraghty

Person in Charge/Director of Nursing  - Tara Winthrop Private Clinic

Louise graduated as a Registered General Nurse in 1995 and has worked across inpatient wards, outpatient clinics including cardiac rehabilitation and Heart Failure and as a Haemovigilance Officer for Blood Products traceability. Louise then progressed to working in Nurse Practice Development, supporting the nursing team across medical, surgical and older persons directorates of the acute hospital setting. In 2019, Louise began working as an Assistant Director of Nursing for the Older Persons Directorate. During this time, Louise was the Person in Care for an Older Persons Residential Unit and a Psychiatry for Old Age unit.


Louise holds a BSc in Nursing, MSc in Education and Training (Leadership Strand), MSc Modules on Haemovigilance, eHealth and an MSc Level Professional Diploma in Clinical Leadership.


Louise is passionate about the development and implementation of planned and coordinated care via integrated care services and pathways for people with complex health and social care needs, to support them in their choices to live their best life.

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Tara Winthrop Private Clinic

A caring environment

Our large, multidisciplinary team works closely with our onsite Medical Director and Director of Nursing, as well as the wider medical community to ensure that each resident is receiving the right treatment for their needs. Residents also benefit from the services of physiotherapists, occupational therapy, a dietician, speech therapist and chiropody.  Regular visits from an optician and assistance with dental appointments ensures a holistic approach to residential care.

Nutrition is vital to residents’ wellbeing – but complex conditions can sometimes make eating a challenge. Our team of chefs cater to the specific dietary requirements of every resident, with appetising and nourishing meals prepared fresh with quality ingredients from local suppliers.

To assist a number of our residents with dementia or cognitive impairment, we also offer a Snoezelen Room. This state-of-the-art therapeutic environment is designed to deliver high levels of stimuli to stimulate their senses and has been shown to be beneficial to improving communication, behaviour and mood, while reducing fear.

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An active life

Residents at Tara Winthrop are encouraged to live life with meaning and to take advantage of the wide range of activities on offer.

Everyday tasks, such as cooking and gardening help residents relax into comfortable daily rhythms.

We also offer a diverse selection of organised events, such as dancing, musical afternoons, drama and arts and crafts.

Pet therapy is also proving a hugely popular diversion.

Care focusing on our resident

At Tara Winthrop, we believe in a holistic approach to elder care that centres on our resident and their individual needs. We apply a multi-disciplinary approach to every care plan, working closely with our internal team of nurses, doctors, assistants and complementary therapists as well as GPs and hospital consultants.

Residents are encouraged to contribute to the care plan if they choose and are always advised of a regular review. We welcome input from a resident’s family and close advocates, to ensure our treatment plan respects our resident’s wishes.

A Typical Day at Tara Winthrop

At Tara Winthrop, our day begins with a warm greeting from the lovely staff who call to our rooms to say good morning and have a little chat before assisting us to get ready for the day ahead.

I enjoy my breakfast in my room. I like to sit in my chair and enjoy the lovely buttery hot toast and tea served to me on a tray. I could go to the dining room but I prefer to relax in my room and listen to Morning Ireland and catch up on the news.

The doctor may call if I am feeling poorly but that is not too often thankfully, although he regularly drops by for a little chat.

I like my shower in the mornings and the staff help me to choose my outfit for the day. I love getting my hair styled in the salon, which is not too far from my room. One of the carers is very good at varnishing nails. When my pampering is complete, I meet the activities co-ordinator in the lounge and chat about the activities for the day.

Some days can be busy or quiet depending on how much or how little I want to do or join in with the group. I receive a calendar of events and I can plan my own activities. There are days I like to stay in my room and read a good novel, but I go to mass every Thursday, I could not miss that!

I like my coffee and freshly baked bun at 11am, I could have fruit if I want but generally prefer the bun. Lunch is served in the dining area or I have the choice of lunch in my room. I like to go to the dining area; you usually hear the latest gossip around the table.

After lunch, I tend to relax in my room for an hour or so before joining in the activities again. My family visit in the afternoons or evenings after work.

I attend the physiotherapist in our physio department for some exercises and once a month I have a lovely massage.

Teatime is another social occasion. We exchange stories about our visitors. If only the walls had ears!

Following our tea, I tune into the 6 one news and catch up on the soaps. Coronation Street is my favourite...

The night staff serve a lovely light snack before bed.

“It’s been a tough day at the office”

- Current resident at Tara Winthrop

An inclusive environment

Our residents’ spiritual needs matter to us and for many, the regular rhythms of daily life are also a great comfort. We ensure regular visits from local members of the clergy and we celebrate weekly Mass services onsite, which are streamed to rooms for residents who cannot attend.

Where we are

We are located in Nevinstown, in the parish of Swords in County Dublin.