We developed a successful partnership with St Gabriel’s Centre to provide locally-based services for people with disabilities in the mid-west of Ireland.
In 2000, the CRC offered Assistive Technology and Specialised Seating Services on an outreach basis to clients in the mid-west of the country, in partnership with St. Gabriel’s School & Centre in Dooradoyle, Limerick.
According as our service grew and as we strengthened our alliance with St Gabriel’s Centre, the need to develop a full-time ATSS service became apparent.
In 2003, we built a new purpose-built facility in Dooradoyle, Limerick, funded by the CRC. It includes treatment and assessment rooms, offices and a workshop.
The ATSS department has played a leading role in developing the area of Assistive Technology & Specialised Seating Services in the mid-west region to CRC clients and to clients from other voluntary organisations and health services.
Clients from Kerry, Galway and Cork attend the centre. Moulding clinics are run on a monthly basis at CRC Limerick to provide a specialised services in moulded seating.
In April 2005, the first mobile Gait Laboratory, developed by the Central Remedial Clinic, was launched from St Gabriel’s Centre, Limerick, providing a highly sophisticated and specialised service locally to the region. A large area accommodates the CRC’s mobile gait analysis service.