Brothers of Charity Galway is an NGO funded by the Health Services Executive (HSE) to deliver social, residential, rehabilitative and mental health care to individuals with Intellectual Disability diagnosis in the West of Ireland. The mental health care involves providing outpatient clinics in a number of locations in Counties Galway and Roscommon as well as regular reviews for service users in community-based residential settings and group homes. The clinical services are run by a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability and 2 registrars. The mental health input is supported by multidisciplinary staff including clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and social workers.
The mental health team has access to admission in the local psychiatric unit in University Hospital Galway if needed. Visiting trainee can get involved in a variety of clinical activities including attendance of out-patient clinics and multidisciplinary team meetings, assessment and interventions. Preference will be given to applicant who have completed at least one year of training in psychiatry.
Woodlands Centre, Renmore, Galway, Co. Galway
Picture: Salthill beach, Galway
Visa is not required for EU and EEA nationals. Nationals of a number of countries do not require a visa to travel to Ireland for less than 90 days. Please check http://dfa.ie/travel/visas/visas-for-ireland/ or the nearest Irish Embassy.
– Travel and health insurance needed: highly recommended.
Most European nationals can also issue European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
for emergency medical treatment during limited period of travel in EU countries.
Check details at: www.ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=559
Unlike some other European countries, hospitals in Ireland don’t offer accommodation for doctors. The cost of rent especially in Dublin is relatively high as compared with some other European countries and we strongly recommend that you plan well in advance and research on information in relation to accommodation before coming to Ireland.
Youth hostels in Ireland tend to be well equipped and central.
www.anoige.ie is the website for the Irish hostel network.
Few websites has a service for short term lets/sublets, which may also be a possibility for those trainees coming to Ireland for several weeks: daft.ie, rent.ie, let.ie, airbnb.com
www.travelrepublic.ie will look at short term apartments as well as hotels, several other travel websites such as hostels.com, hotels.com
Local coordinators will give you some advice and tips when searching for accommodation.
National Trainee organisation website:
National Exchange Coordinator: Dr. Caoimhe Carke