Since August 2015 the Gilbert Centre in Mallow has hosted outreach clinics from the Advance Centre in East Grinstead, UK. Disabled children have abnormal breathing. When this is addressed they can begin to improve physically, neurologically and psychologically. The Scotson Technique (TST) is a therapy which helps children to breathe normally. As Linda Scotson reports on the Advance Centre website (www.advancecentres.com) “Advance is now delighted to be visiting Mallow 3 times a year to evaluate children and teach TST to families. We have been able to use The Gilbert Centre, which is a beautiful purpose built venue for disabled people with spacious rooms, an amazing cafe and a roof garden. The Mallow project has gone so well, Linda has decided to ask other Advance parents if they would like to find venues for TST around the UK.”
Located in the centre of Mallow, the Gilbert Centre is easy to find and there is parking available for users of the centre. Mallow is located at the crossroads of Munster benefitting from the best mainline rail service in Ireland as all Dublin-Cork trains and Dublin – Tralee trains stop in Mallow. A clinic in the Gilbert Centre is ideally placed to serve a national client group. Mallow hosts a hotel and is well provided with B&B facilities.
The Gilbert Centre in Mallow is a wonderful welcoming clean bright attractive facility. Anyone would like to visit it. The staff are friendly and helpful, going out of their way to assist. Their generosity and willingness to facilitate the Advance Centre made possible the holding of outreach clinics in Ireland. The entire building is wheelchair accessible with wide corridors, doors, lift and ample assisted toilet and bathroom provision. The building includes large windows so each room is light and airy. The ground floor restaurant has floor to ceiling windows providing a great view of the outdoors. The food provided is wholesome, fresh and reasonably priced. I have no hesitation in recommending the Gilbert Centre as a venue for meetings, clinics or small conferences.