Sean and Anne Collins

Founders and Registered Providers

Sean and Anne took over the ownership of Bushmount Nursing home on April 1st 2009. Bushmount has been an integral part of Clonakilty for over 50 years and Sean and Anne intend to continue with that tradition. 

Since taking ownership of Bushmount Sean and Anne have completed two major extensions to the nursing home, an 18 bed in 2011 and a 26 bed in 2014.

 Sean and Anne are in the Nursing Home sector since 2001 when they purchased Fairfield Nursing Home in Drimoleague. Fairfield is one of only four nursing homes in Ireland with a Dementia Care Matters quality award. 

Sean and Anne foster a culture and ethos encompassing a person centred approach for each resident. They strongly believe in providing a high standard of emotional care, where feelings matter most.

Orla Gallagher

CEO

Orla a native of Clonakilty worked as a nurse in the acute setting for 10 years in the CUH and St James Hospital Dublin specialising in ICU. She completed her bachelor of Science in Nursing and went on to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing. During her time in the acute setting Orla developed an interest in the care of the older person. On her return to her home town of Clonakilty Orla decided to pursue this interest and joined our team at Bushmount in 2012.

Orla completed a post graduate diploma in Gerontology and developed a keen interest in dementia care. Orla was Director of Nursing at Bushmount from 2014 – 2017 where she strived to ensure that a high quality of care was given to all of our residents. She managed the transition from 54 beds to 79 beds. Orla was the driving force behind the change in the model of care at Bushmount where she led staff to move away from the task based environment to an emotional based model of care. Orla strongly believes that if residents feel safe, happy and occupied in their environment then they will feel content and at home.

Orla was appointed as CEO of  Bushmount Nursing Home and Fairfield Nursing Home in 2020.

Audrey Smith

Director of Nursing

Audrey  who is a native of Ahiohill has worked at Bushmount for the past five years. Audrey’s devotion for providing the highest standard of person centred care for our elderly population has seen her constantly evolve and expand her knowledge and skills which is reflected in her professional growth within Bushmount. Audrey was Assistant Director of Nursing from 2018-2021. Audrey was promoted to Director of Nursing in 2021.

Audrey trained as a nurse in Trinity College, Dublin but will always emphasis that what a person needs to work in care of the elderly is the ability to work with their heart.

Roni Enright

Administrator

Roni is a native of Clonakilty now living in Rosscarbery. Roni qualified in Computer Programming and as a Software Support Engineer. While working as a Software Support Engineer for 20 years, Roni developed a keen interest in working with people and in particular Human Resources. Roni joined the team at Bushmount in 2008. In her role, Roni maintains the effectiveness and efficiency of Support Services (HR, IT and Finance) Roni completed a Management Development Programme in 2012. Roni plays a significant role in long-term planning, including initiatives geared toward operational excellence. She is a point of contact for all families in Bushmount giving advice and guidance in relation to Fair Deal applications.

Michelle Cullinane

Resource Assistant

Michelle, from just outside Clonakilty, graduated from University College Cork in 2013 with an honours degree in Public Health and Health Promotion. As part of her studies, Michelle undertook a three month Erasmus programme in Copenhagen working for the World Health Organisation’s Regional Office for Europe, Michelle joined the team in Bushmount in 2014. Michelle now heads up reception in Bushmount liaising with the nursing teams, HR, recreation and the Director of Nursing on all administrative matters. Michelle is the warm, welcoming face that greets all visitors to Bushmount.