Philip is a native of Wexford town with an experienced business history. Philip had the insight to commence building in 2000 of a care facility that enhanced the lives of people who could no longer remain independent in their own homes and required a level of care in Wexford Town and surround areas. It initially was a 61 bed facility but due to an increased demand, a further 30 beds where added to the existing home in 2006. Currently Candela Health Care employs 125 staff locally and contributes to the local economy by using local produce and services.
Julia joined the team in 2017 and worked as Assistant Director of Nursing before being appointed to Director of Nursing In August 2022. Julia completed her nurse training in Portsmouth University in the UK. She went on to study for her degree in Health Care Studies as well as Post Grad Diploma in Management In Oxford Brookes University. Julia has over 30 years’ experience in the nursing profession and management roles. Julia has studied Gerontology attaining a Level 6 Care of the older person. Julia has a specialist interest in Palliative care and end of life care and nutrition in older people.
Edele started her career in the HSE back in 1992. Edele spent 10 years working in the Cork University hospital prior to taking up her role in Kerlogue Nursing home. Edele has a diploma in Health care management and also trains all staff in house in Health and Safety management, instructor in manual handling, instructor in Health care associated infection prevention control & Risk management.