Our 10th Birthday Highlights!

We are delighted to be celebrating The Mercy Foundation’s 10th birthday this year! Here are just some of the worthy projects we have funded at The Mercy Hospital thanks to all our wonderful donors….

• Since 2009 we have provided over €500,000 of funding to support Paediatrics including a €100,000 redevelopment of the General Ward in 2009 and a €25,000 grant to support an upgrade of facilities in the Leukaemia Unit

• In 2013 the Foundation provided a grant of €10,000 to support the Hospital’s End of Life Programme – items funded included Family Handover Bags

• In 2013 we donated €1,000,000 worth of CT Scanners to MUH and a further €100,000 towards Ultrasound Equipment for Radiology

• In 2013 the Foundation raised €130,000 to support developments in the Stroke Unit and Stroke Prevention by supporting Vascular Services

• In 2015 and 2016 we funded the Upgrade of Facilities in St. Therese’s Oncology Unit with a grant of €100,000

• With a grant of €65,000 we enabled the introduction of Radio Frequency Ablation for the Management of Barrett’s
Oesophagus and early Oesophageal Cancer

• Since 2009 we have contributed over €300,000 towards facilities, equipment, patient welfare and support and staff training as well as development in St. Therese’s Oncology Unit

• In 2015 we funded a new 4D Echo for Cardiology costing €78,720

• We provided €175,000 in funding in 2012 to purchase Advanced Sterilisation System for Endoscopy which enabled MUH receive JAG accreditation leading to MUH being selected as one of the locations for ‘Bowel Screen’

• In 2012 we introduced the ‘Patients Assistance Fund’which provides financial support to those dealing with short term financial issues as a result of their or their child’s illness

• Since 2008 we have allocated over €570,000 towards Men’s Health & Urology projects including the Rapid Access Clinic

• In 2016 and 2018 we funded a study that enabled Dr. Derek Power and colleagues to personalise the treatment plans for Bowel Cancer Patients by analysing the genetic characteristics of each patients tumour cells

• Since 2008 the team at the Foundation have Project Managed Cork’s 96FM Radiothon which has raised close to €4 million for Paediatric and Cancer services across Cork

• In 2010 the Foundation provided €194,000 in funding to enable the purchase of Life Support Machines and Anaesthetic Machines in ICU and Theatre

• In 2014 the Foundation’s Kids + Teens Appeal was selected as the Charity Partner to the Irish Open at Fota which raised €50,000 for those services

• In 2016 the Foundation committed over €300,000 in funding to purchase Radial and Linear Scopes to enable the continuation of Dr. Martin Buckley’s EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasound Service)

• Since 2011 the Foundation has enabled the POONS (Paediatric Oncology Outreach Nursing Service) to continue to provide a mobile nursing service to children with cancer in Cork with funding in excess of €100,000

• Since 2012 the Foundation has spoken with over 8,000 young men across Munster about Testicular Cancer and the need to carry out a regular ‘Self-Check’.

This is all thanks to you – our fantastic donors!