The 'Courtyard Apartments' at Croí House have been specifically designed for short-term stays, to allow family members to be as close as possible to patients who are in hospital for cardiac or stroke care in University Hospital Galway. To date in 2016, we have helped 60 families, some have stayed twice in the one year. Apartments are open 365 days a year and have a 99% occupancy. Families from Donegal, Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon, Clare, Kildare, Dublin, Leitrim, Galway, Limerick, Belfast, USA, UK, Spain stay with us. The 'Courtyard Apartments' consists of three self-contained ground floor accommodation units, located just a ten-minute walk from University Hospital Galway. These apartments are funded entirely by donations and events organised by Croi such as Croi Galway Night Run.
Here is what some of the families who have occupied the apartments, in 2016, have said.
"The Courtyard Apartments are just excellent. I was so pleased when I had a place so near the hospital. My husband is in hospital for the last 2 weeks and will be there for some time. The support from the staff is brilliant and they have so compassionate… Croi house and all its staff should be nominated for a special award, they are just fantastic. Thank you all so much."
Patsy Downes, Co. Roscommon
"This was absolutely a weight off our mind. As the previous night's we booked into local hotels. It meant we were close to dad, even a direct line to his ward, we just could not believe such a wonderful facility was available. We live over 2.5-hour commute away, and under the strain of a loved one gravely ill, the apartments and the staff at Croi were, and are, a god send. People never ever know how good a facility like Croi Apartments are until they have the need themselves. Excellent."
Kelley Leneghan, Bellmullet, Co. Mayo
"This facility is (was) such a fantastic experience for our family who have had the privilege of using it at a very stressful time in our lives. The staff are very approachable and helpful. The apartment is very comfortable and inviting. I would recommend to other families who are also under financial pressure and who want to be with their loved ones. Thank you."
These apartments are funded by donations and fundraising events such as the Croi Galway Night Run, and other third party events that take place in aid of Croi. We could not provide these facilities to families without the generosity of the people of Galway, the west and the greater island of Ireland.