Volunteer Day at Hugh’s House

As our first annual Volunteer Day, 10 Consilient Health employees spent the day helping out at Hugh’s House. Hugh’s House provides accommodation for families from outside Dublin with children who are long-term patients in Dublin hospitals. 

Located on the North side of the city, the home is completely volunteer-run (with the exception of one lovely staff member!), and comes at no cost for the families who stay there. The volunteers cooked a meal, painted the walls of a bedroom, cleaned, and ironed clothing for the families who are currently living in the home. By providing some sense of normalcy for these families, Hugh’s House serves as a home away from home during a time of need. 

In recent years, the home has expanded from 6 to 14 bedrooms, and includes an outdoor garden and play area. This essential service is in high demand, and is continuously raising funds and looking for volunteers to donate their skills and time. 

For more information about Hugh’s House, please visit:  http://www.hughshouse.ie/ 

https://www.rte.ie/news/health/2019/0704/1060151-hughs-house/

Eat Well for Bone Health Patient Booklet by Irish Dietician Paula Mee

Consilient health and Amgen have co-sponsored a patient booklet called “Eat well for bone health “. The booklet which is written by Irish Dietician Paula Mee, is for patients who are either at risk of Osteopenia or Osteoporosis or have been diagnosed with one of these bone conditions.  The booklet provides information on optimal levels of nutrition for bone health including Calcium and Vitamin D.  Copies of the booklet are available from your local sales representative or by calling 01 2057760. 

New Measure Me BMI app developed by Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street

The Measure Me app has been developed to calculate a child’s BMI and to identify if the child is a healthy weight or overweight. Parents and doctors need to know whether a child is overweight so that they can address the issue as soon as possible. Since calculating a child’s BMI is not that straightforward as children are still growing, this app can be a helpful tool for both parents and doctors. 

The Measure Me app has been developed by Childrens Health Ireland at Temple Street and University College Dublin. It has been unconditionally supported by Consilient Health.

The app is available to download on your mobile or tablet by entering “Measure Me” in the Apple iStore or the Google Play Store, or download immediately by clicking on one of the buttons below.