By Paul O’Donovan
There was widespread shock and disappointment when it was announced last week that Maple Court Nursing Home in Castlepollard would be closing in August of this year.
Maple Court Nursing Home, situated on the Collinstown Road out of Castlepollard, has been part of the local community for over 20 years. It has been a place of great solace and rest for members of the community as well as people from neighbouring counties such as Meath and Cavan.
The Nursing Home also gave great employment for many people, who in return provided great comfort, attention, care and support to all of the residents. Approximately 20 people work in the Nursing Home, although it is understood that they will now be offered employment in other similar facilities if they wish.