Residents and staff of the Sacred Heart Hospital rise to the Jerusalema challenge!

Despite inclement weather conditions last Tuesday (February 9th), residents and staff of the Sacred Heart Hospital, Roscommon took to the outdoors to perform their very own take on the popular Jerusalema Challenge.

A spokesperson for the Sacred Heart Hospital said: “It has been a very tough year for us all, not least for all residents in long-term care facilities like the Sacred Heart Hospital as they have had to endure a year of minimal contact with their families and friends. Any diversion is therefore greatly appreciated and welcomed.

“When asked if they would like to participate in the dance, the response from our residents was overwhelmingly positive, with one lady burning the midnight oil as she practised her steps and dance routine. Another gentleman said he was all for it too.

“Supported by our Director of Nursing, Bridie Stephens, we recorded a video of our dancing moves, which can be accessed on the Community Healthcare West YouTube account.

“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who have supported us with their thoughts and prayers over the past year. To everyone, including community groups, secondary school, primary school, and preschool children who donated gifts for the residents, wrote letters, sent cards with messages of hope, we are so grateful for your kindness and love.

“The Sacred Heart Hospital has always been an integral part of the community in Roscommon. This was never more clearly demonstrated than throughout the past year when your constant messages and tokens of goodwill helped to boost the morale of both residents and staff”.