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UPMC Whitfield Wexford BusUPMC Whitfield, the largest private hospital in the South East, has partnered with Wexford Bus, a growing commercial bus company, to promote ease of access to quality healthcare services for patients across the region.

The partnership will see buses operating between Wexford and Dublin, Carlow and Waterford bear the UPMC Whitfield logo and colours, and highlight the availability of a dedicated centre of medical excellence for patients in the region – with the Wexford to Waterford service terminating at UPMC Whitfield.

UPMC Whitfield has over 50 expert consultants working across a range of specialties, including radiotherapy, cardiology, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, oncology / haematology, radiology, ear, nose and throat, gynaecology, urology and general surgery. These are supported by a wider team of 180 dedicated medical, nursing and administration staff to ensure the 70-bed hospital offers patients the right care, in the right way, at the right time – in a first-class facility that is close to home.

Wexford Bus connects the major towns and cities across the South East. Its busses travel from Wexford to Waterford, Carlow and Dublin city and airport, and between Arklow, Wicklow and Dublin city and airport. Wexford Bus also connects all the key towns along its routes.

David Beirne, CEO at UPMC Whitfield, said: “We’re committed to supporting patients and communities in the South East, and are proud to be collaborating with Wexford Bus to highlight the great transport and health services in the region. Wexford Bus’s services offer patients easy access to some of the best medical professionals and facilities in the country, and we’re looking forward to working with them.”

Brendan Crowley, Managing Director of Wexford Bus said: “We are delighted to have partnered with UPMC Whitfield. When developing our routes and schedules, we strive to accommodate our passengers by bringing them to the key health, education and commercial centres on the route. Our service between Wexford, New Ross and Waterford terminates at UPMC Whitfield to facilitate the ever-increasing number of passengers from the southeast who are attending appointments for a wide range of excellent healthcare services. Wexford Bus started operating between Wexford and Waterford at the end of 2015 and now operates up to eight daily services in each direction.” 

The UPMC Whitfield campus is operated by UPMC, the international not-for-profit healthcare provider and insurer that is transforming the way healthcare is delivered. Already trusted by millions of patients across the world, the company operates more than 40 hospitals, as well as 600 doctors' offices and outpatient sites, and is now delivering this global expertise to those living in the South East of Ireland.

Wexford Bus is owned and operated by Wexford-based Brendan and Lorene Crowley and was established in 1996. The aim was to operate a service around Wexford Town and the surrounding towns and villages. In 2007 the express service between Wexford and Dublin was launched. In 2015, the service between Wexford and Waterford via New Ross was introduced, and in 2018, the service for South Wicklow commenced.

Wexford Bus carried 840,000 passengers in 2018, has a team of over 65 people and a fleet of 35 buses and coaches.

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LCE Cert Practical Ergo


The LCE Certificate in Practical Ergonomics is making its return again in May 2019 from the 20th to the 24th.  This 5 day course has proven to be very popular, especially amongst those working in the Pharma industry.

Ergonomic interventions help by maximising human performance which can benefit your organisation in the following ways:

  • Reducing accidents
  • Reducing potential for “human error”
  • Increased productivity
  • Improved quality
  • Reducing the risk of work related musculoskeletal disorders

If ergonomics falls under your remit, or indeed it is of particular interest then this is the course for you.

The LCE Certificate in Practical Ergonomics is currently the only one of it’s kind in Ireland and Ita Leyden is also recognised as an All-Ireland “Thought Leader in Ergonomics”!

Not forgetting the off site practical element of the course which gives participants a real feel for carrying out ergonomic assessments.

Want to know more – call us on 051 364344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to avail on our early bird offer for the month of February.

Enerpower Biomass Heating System

Enerpower are delighted to have installed a biomass wood boiler heating system at Beckman Coulter Laboratories in Co. Clare.

International company Beckman Coulter approached Enerpower in order to provide a heat solution for their recently expanded plant in Co. Clare. Enerpower worked closely with the team to install the ultimate solution of a Gilles underfeed firing biomass heating system to the newly added 6,700sq meters to the facility.

By using biomass technology, the company will become more environmentally friendly because biomass wood boilers use a renewable resource rather than fossil fuels. A completely sustainable way of generating heat, the biomass fuel supply can be generated quickly from local agricultural/forestry activity.

Click here to read more technical information about this installation or call us today on 051 364 054 for more information on how installing biomass can save your business money as well impact the environment.

Dooleys Hotel CIE Tours AwardDooley’s Hotel, Waterford is celebrating after being awarded A Gold Excellence Award and the status of ‘Best 3 Star Hotel’ in Ireland at the CIE Tours International Annual Awards of Excellence which took place in Dublin’s City Hall last night. Now in its 29th year, the annual awards of excellence recognise the best hotels and tourist attractions across Ireland and are based on feedback from over 32,000 customers throughout the year.

Dooley’s Hotel was one of 13 category winners at the prestigious awards.  In addition to Dooley’s Hotel being named Best 3 Star Hotel, the Granville Hotel, the Marine Bar and House of Waterford Crystal won Merit Awards at the prestigious ceremony.  Each of the winners achieved a customer satisfaction rating of over 92% from CIE Tours International visitors, delivering an exceptional quality experience and welcome to tourists.

The honours were presented by Vivienne Jupp, Chairman and Elizabeth Crabill, Chief Executive Officer, CIE Tours International. In total 77 hotels and tourist attractions won awards, with 13 overall category winners being awarded a Gold Award.

CIE Tours International ( is one of Ireland’s longest established heritage tour operators, celebrating 87 years in business this year.  In 2018, the company enjoyed €120 million in revenues and over 400,000 bed nights booked throughout the country. The company, which employs over 140 people between offices in Dublin, London and New Jersey, operates all-inclusive coach tours and fly-drive programmes to Ireland as well as coach tours of Britain and mainland Europe. It also provides combined tours of Ireland and the UK. It is the most successful tour operator involved in delivering tourism to Ireland from North and in 2019 is expanding its destinations with new tours to Italy and Iceland.

Speaking at the Awards, Elizabeth Crabill, Chief Executive Officer, CIE Tours International said:   “2018 was a fantastic year for the tourism industry in Ireland, with next year expected to be as good, in spite of uncertainties created by Brexit and other external factors. The hotels and attractions which have been recognised here tonight all deserve acknowledgment for the roles they play in making Ireland a leading destination for visitors across the globe and ensuring tourists enjoy a memorable experience. And this is not me saying it, it is the 32,000 visitors who filled out our survey forms and told us about their experience.

“The data and information we obtain from these surveys is invaluable to our partners who use it to continuously improve their offering and the levels of service they give to their clients. This drive for continuous improvement is paying dividends as Ireland’s reputation as a holiday destination offering a special and unique experience continues to grow.

“For our part, CIE Tours International will continue to respond to what our customers want - a unique experience, offering value for money with no hidden extra charges.  Together with our partners we will continue to showcase the best of Ireland, supporting rural communities throughout the country by bringing tourists to destinations not covered by other operators”.

Smovey HPWP 5 week

Smovey Health are delighted to be bringing back the 5 week education and exercise program for people with Neurological Disorders.

This is a 5 week interactive and educational program that will give you clear and concise strategies to help you improve your quality of life and manage your Parkinson’s.

This course is a very hands on course with approximately 1 hour of homework per day.

Each week will run for 2.5 hours and include a special guest that will explain how their services help People with Parkinson’s and how you can take their expertise and apply it to improving your life.

  • 25th February Week 1 Physiotherapist Dr Ryan Foley
  • 4th March Week 2 Michael Connolly Neurolinguistics Practitioner
  • 11th March Week 3 Holistic Therapist
  • 18th March No course this week
  • 25th March Week 4 Jemma Kehoe Nutritionist
  • 1st April Week 5 Results week and review
  • You will receive a workbook with all your homework, plans and exercises in
  • You will also be assessed on the first day of the course and the last so you can monitor improvements
  • You will receive a dvd to each weeks exercises
  • You will receive goal sheets for 5 short term and 5 long term goals

The course is €150 for the 5 weeks or €125 if you have participated before, for more information or and application form please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 085 8525766.


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