We would like to say a huge thank you to each and every one of you who supported our Mercy Heroes day on Friday, October 19th! Thanks to your support we have raised an incredible €82,243 for our unique POONS service.
This year, by becoming a Mercy Hero, you have helped patients like Alex, Kumi and Olan receive cancer treatment in the comfort of their own home through our unique POONS service;
Speaking about the Mercy Heroes campaign, Micheál Sheridan, CEO, Mercy Hospital Foundation said “Our patients are heroes, the staff at the Mercy Hospital are heroes, and donors like you are heroes; wonderful real-life heroes that help us deliver the best research, diagnosis, treatment and care to patients every day at The Mercy University Hospital, the People’s Hospital.”
This is how your support will help this:
Funds raised through the 2018 Heroes campaign will go towards our unique POONS service.
This crucial service allows children who are suffering from cancer to be treated in their own homes. The service covers a large geographical area from Youghal to Bantry and Mitchelstown to Kinsale, as well as surrounding counties so that all children have access to this service regardless of their location.
“Being able to deliver a home-based option to these children enhances their quality of life and allows for some normalisation of family life during cancer treatment. It also means there is a reduction in hospital admissions and promotes early discharge from the Hospital. We are also able to provide ongoing training and development for the team of Clinical Nurse Specialists so that they can provide expert care to the children through informed research and up to date knowledge.” Olga Buckley, Paediatric Oncology / Haematology CNS.
There are a number of ways in which you can lodge your money :
- Pop into our office on Grenville Place, opposite Corbett Tyres.
- Use our online donations system here on our website using your debit/credit card. Just click the ‘donate now’ button and click on ‘one-off donation’ and follow the instructions, please mention Heroes 2018 in the part the part where it says “what prompted you to donate?”
- Pop a cheque in the post and return it to; Mercy University Hospital Foundation, 26 Henry St, Cork, Ireland
- You can return your funds at your local Ulster Bank using the bank giro you got with your sponsorship card when you registered.
If you want to know more about bringing Mercy Hospital Heroes to your work, school or home, please contact Deirdre on 021 4223135 or contact us here!