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The Waterford Hospice ‘Buy-A-Brick – Let’s Build It Together’ campaign for the new Regional (South East) Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Waterford (UHW), which was recently launched by Waterford hurler, Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh, has started to gain momentum with support from the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). The initiative, which gives donors an opportunity to buy ‘virtual bricks’ via 3 easy steps on its website, is a way for individuals, businesses and organisations to contribute in a meaningful way towards the construction of the new building.

At the recent South East Branch Construction Industry Federation Annual Dinner, Stephanie Taheny, Board Member, Waterford Hospice and Director of Noel Frisby Construction Ltd., made a special appeal to fellow CIF members to kick-start the fundraising campaign by asking them to support the initiative. To date, €10,000 has already been donated by members of the CIF with promises of additional support yet to be fulfilled.

Having pledged €6 million towards the building, (€4.5 million of which has already been secured to date), Waterford Hospice is issuing a renewed appeal for the remaining €1.5 million for completion of the unit by 2019, which will comprise 20 in-patient beds, provide day services and become a new base for the Waterford Hospice Home Care team.

Danette Connolly, Chairperson, Waterford Hospice, said, “we’re delighted to be so close to reaching our target of €6 million with the final €1.5 million now in sight. Given the amazing response, generosity and incredible support of the people of the south east, who understand how vital this unit is for the region, we are optimistic this goal can be achieved”.

With construction of the €26 million building well underway and on schedule to be up and running by next year, Waterford Hospice is now calling on individuals, businesses, organisations, social groups, volunteers and diaspora to fundraise over the next year and to nominate the hospice as their chosen charity in 2018/2019 in an effort to meet the €1.5 million target. Additionally, individuals who are thinking of making a will, and where they have sufficient funds to provide for family and friends, are being asked to consider Waterford Hospice as a beneficiary.

Any business, organisation or individual within the south east who would like to purchase ‘virtual bricks’, make a donation, or plan an event to help raise the last €1.5 million can do so by contacting Waterford Hospice on 051-844 847, sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or logging onto the Waterford Hospice website for further details.

LCE Simpsons HazardRisk Assessments Prevent ACCIDENTS!

All employers are legally obliged to have health and safety risks assessed – has your organisation got someone trained on how to carry out these Risk Assessments?

This very practical 1 day course will give attendees the knowledge and skills they need to carry out general work place risk assessments.

1 Day Risk Assessment Training

When: Thursday 17th May

Duration: 9am – 5pm

Where: LCE Training Academy, Cleaboy Business Park, Waterford

Cost: €295.00*

On completion of the course delegates will:

  • Have an appreciation for risk driven legislation and its implications for workplace risk assessment
  • Be able to carry out general risk assessments
  • Have an understanding of the risk assessment process for specialist risk assessments e.g. MMH
  • Be able to “quality assure” risk assessments
  • Understand the limits of their competencies

Ring LCE on 051 364344 or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to BOOK Your Training Today!

LCE Training Academy is located at Unit 10B, Cleaboy Business Park, Waterford and is easily accessible from all routes with FREE parking and FREE Wi-Fi.

Think Workplace Safety, Think LCE!

*5% Discount for Chamber Members

Waterford Castle Getting into golf

The perfect place to start if you have been thinking about taking golf up but are not to sure how to go about it. This 7 week programme has an introduction evening, May 17th at 8pm.

The programme fee is €80, which will be followed by discounted membership over a three year period. For more info call our Pro Shop (051) 871633.

Waterford Music Musici

Waterford Music presents Musici Ireland at the Large Room City Hall Waterford on Friday, 4th May at 7.30pm where they will present a selection of oboe quartets by Bach, Britten and Mozart, a string trio by Boccherini and an arrangement of Slán le Maigh by John Lynch.

Tickets €15 (€5 Students) at door.

Musici Ireland is a diverse and flexible ensemble that collaborates with Ireland's finest musicians. Formed in 2012 under the artistic direction of Beth McNinch, they have developed a reputation for producing unforgettable chamber concerts for audiences of all sizes.

They have enjoyed two highly successful concert series at the National Concert Hall, most recently their 5x5 series in 2017. This celebrated their 5th Anniversary by showcasing their favourite programmes in a series of five lunchtime recitals. They began 2018 with a new collaboration between the NCH and the National Gallery of Ireland.

Musici Ireland will be represented at the Large Room by Waterford-born Oboist Emmet Byrne, Siún Milne on violin, Beth McNinch on viola and Ailbhe McDonagh on cello.

EFM website offer

It is with great delight that Efitz Marketing are deal of the week with Waterford Chamber.

Efitz Marketing are expanding their service offering to include quality, website design. For this week only, Efitz Marketing are offering a website for €650 ex. VAT. See details on this offer above.

To lock in this deal, now or at a future date, all you have to do is pay a booking deposit.

If you wish to avail of this offer, contact us on 089 4342390.


Spring offer to Chamber members:

GDPR Checklist Assessment – final count-down to 25th May 2018.

PLC Partners conduct a one-day onsite workshop to access your GDPR readiness, identify and recommend changes necessary and develop a practical action plan.

A 20% discount to Waterford Chamber members.

Click here for further information.

EAP Institute DrivingForWork2018

Driving for work involves a risk not only for the driver, but also for fellow workers and members of the public, such as pedestrians and other road users. Driving for work includes any person who drives on a road as part of their work either in:

  •  A company vehicle
  • Their own vehicle and receives an allowance from their employer for miles driven.

As an employer or self-employed person, you must, by law, manage the risks that may arise when you or your employees drive for work.

The EAP Institute is announcing a seminar "Drugs and Alcohol at Work - Employer's Legal Obligations" in the Aspect Hotel, Kilkenny on Thursday, 24th May 2018. Speakers will include Maurice Quinlan Director of the EAP Institute, Pat Ward MBA Corporate Services Manger, Dublin Port Company and Duncan Carmichael, Sales Manager Agriyork400 Ltd.

Commenting on the seminar the key note speaker Pat Ward said ‘Creating and maintaining a safer place to work is no longer a nice thing to do, the legal requirements and consequences for non-compliance affects Senior Executives and Board Members, custodial sentences, significant fines amongst other penalties are provided for in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.’ 

This one day certified seminar will provide those who attend with the necessary information to develop workplace intoxicant policies which will address those who report or drive for work under the influence of intoxicants (defined as drugs and alcohol).

View Details Here

Book Here for Kilkenny Thursday 24th May

Fee € 350.00

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Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. EAP Institute, 143 Barrack Street, Waterford, Ireland. 051 857733

Jacques Deirdre Solas 150317The Board of the Solas Cancer Support Centre is pleased to announce Dee Jacques as incoming chair.

Outgoing Chair Dr Brian Creedon confirmed this appointment saying ‘The Board is delighted to have someone of Dee’s experience, knowledge and energy as Chair going forward. Dee has been involved in the charity since 2002 and in more recent years has served as both Board Member and Deputy Chair. Dee has a huge commitment to her local community and this civic spirit is integral to the Solas Cancer Support Centre and the services that are provided in the Centre in Waterford and more recently in Dungarvan.’

In accepting this role Dee is both honoured and proud to serve as Chair: ‘It is a huge privilege to take over this role from Brian, who has given immense time and commitment for the last number of years. I look forward to working closely with the talented voluntary Board to ensure that the charity continues to serve the community and deliver much needed support.’

The Solas Cancer Support Centre offers free cancer support to those affected by cancer, their families and carers in the South East. These services are available in their centre at Williamstown in Waterford City and in their West Waterford service based in the Alternative Health Clinic in Dungarvan. For details on these free services visit the website

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