On the introduction of the HIQA Residential Care Standards it became clear that the existing accommodation was no longer suitable to provide residential care services and in October 2010 the residential unit closed. Over 2,000 people came to stay in Baile Mhuire in that time.
Discussions were held with the HSE and the Board of Directors decided to change the focus of services to Day Services for Older People. This approach is consistent with the policy of the HSE in relation to the development of community services.
In 1988 the Mercy Order provided a site for a short stay residential recuperative unit as a need was identified for a step down and respite facility. Now over 36 years later this partnership is still going strong, the Order has signed a 35 year lease for the site of the old St John’s Laundry and over an acre to the voluntary Board of Management of Baile Mhuire for this new Centre.