Woodhaven opened doors it doors in 2014 to a hugely positive welcome after a successful fundraising initiative by the MS North West Therapy Centre. This luxurious facility provides a calm and fully supported holiday experience for people with Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions. Woodhaven is open all year round, offering a ‘home away from home’ short-term break in the beautiful and scenic surrounds of County Sligo.
Situated on the First Sea Road, Strandhill Road, Sligo, the centre is nestled in a quiet residential area between Sligo town centre and the bustling seaside village of Strandhill, with many local attractions near-by to suit every taste. A 10-minute bus ride will bring you right into Sligo town centre with its shopping centres, historical buildings, Model Arts Centre and Italian Quarter. You can relax in a café along the Garavogue river or discover more about Sligo‛s famous poet, WB Yeats.
As soon as you enter the spacious foyer at Woodhaven, you get that special feeling that this is a holiday facility with a difference. The large welcoming lobby leads into the well laid out and airy dining room with adjoining kitchen which is set up both for self-catering and bought-in dining.
The lounge and garden room, with their muted colour scheme and tasteful decoration, provide those calm moments when you just need time to unwind and watch the world go by. The west-facing garden room gives access through a wide double door to a beautifully laid out patio and garden surrounded by native Irish plants.
Woodhaven has a choice of beautifully appointed single, twin/double and family bedrooms all ensuite, with a choice of profiling beds and overhead hoists if required. Personal assistance is provided round the clock by our highly skilled and qualified staff. A limited range of mobility aids and appliances and personal call-bells are also available. All our bedrooms have smart TV’s and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the builder.
To get you into that holiday mood without having to leave the house, you can treat yourself, at an extra charge, to some serious pampering in our fully equipped holistic treatment room providing reflexology, massage, aromatherapy and beauty treatments by appointment. A foot care specialist can also visit Woodhaven on request.
The need for such a holiday facility became apparent when our clients at the MS North West Therapy Centre found themselves either in unsuitable medical model accommodation or non-disabled friendly holiday accommodation, if they and/or their carers needed to take that well-earned break. Through the huge fundraising efforts of our friends and sponsors in the Sligo community and surrounding counties, and with Sr. Mary Henry as Project Co-ordinator, we are delighted and very thankful to all who made this dream come true. We look forward to the continued support of the Sligo community and surrounding counties to ensure its success.
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