Due to overcrowding at the Richmond Hospital in 1892 it was decided to build an additional asylum for the Dublin region, covering counties Dublin, Louth, and Wicklow. Portrane House, the early eighteenth-century home of the Evans family surrounded by a 460 acre demesne, was selected as a suitable site. In August 1894 a limited architectural competition was staged to select a suitable design for the asylum. George Coppinger Ashlin (1837-1921), the partnership of Carroll & Batchelor (formed 1892), and William Kaye-Parry (1853-1932) were the finalists. Despite its higher estimated price,...
We believe that Quality Control is an important part in the running of our Radio Service. This begins at the point of entry for new volunteers, and commences with an induction afternoon where new staff can become acquainted with the service. Underpinning such a quality service there is a need for good communication to exist throughout the organisation and among those involved. Any system of Quality Control should have accountability, responsibility, and measurability included in it. The Station Manager has overall responsibility for quality control and compliance. All of our output is...
Our aim is to provide an entertaining and informative service for our service users. The careful blend of music based shows, specialist programmes and the music request programmes and competitions helps to form bonds in a therapeutic way between residents, relatives and staff of the Hospital.
Volunteers new to presenting undergo a period whereby they attend training sessions in order to become confident and proficient in operating the studio equipment. When a level of confidence and competence has been achieved, the volunteers are then invited to join the presentation staff, and...