You can help us support people like Mary and her family through this difficult journey.
We want to make sure that every patient who is treated at the Mercy University Hospital can receive the best possible care and support. To do this, we rely on loyal donors like you. One of our many supporters is Mary Buckley from Rathcoole. Mary has been fundraising for the Mercy Hospital Foundation ever since her husband John received treatment at the Mercy for pancreatic cancer in 2016. Mary’s main reason was for, what she describes as, “the incredible care and attention we all received from the Hospital staff”.
Patient Liaison Officer at the Mercy Hospital, Josephine Griffin, stepped in to arrange an ambulance to bring John and Mary home to Rathcoole.
With the long journey home and the extent of John’s illness, Mary and the Buckley family were expecting to only have a few days with their loving husband and father. John passed away 9 weeks and 2 days after returning home from the Mercy Hospital. Mary fully believes this was due to the comfort John got from being at home surrounded by family, friends and neighbours.
“We were so lucky to have so much longer with John than we expected. It was another example of the Mercy Team going above and beyond for patients and their families, we are so grateful.”
It is because of incredible donors like you that we can be a support for patients and their loved ones when they need it the most, even when our doctors and nurse
By donating to St Therese’s Cancer Ward, you can help us support our patients through their cancer journey.
As the number of cancer cases rises each year, here at the Mercy Hospital Foundation we want to do everything we can to ensure that patients are afforded the best possible care.