2017 – 2020 we need your help to raise €100,000
It is vital that when a child is ill, that they and their parents and siblings have access to the best care, facilities and support. Funds you donate will be invested in critical areas of our paediatric services. The Mercy has a 28-bed paediatrics ward that caters for both medical and surgical care, and we constantly strive to ensure that every child has a comfortable stay at The Mercy.
The children’s ward and Leukaemia unit continue to provide treatment and care to our smallest patients and we will continue to provide the support they deserve.
The Kids and Teens Appeal is investing in critical areas of our paediatric services including:
Bereavement Counselling, Support for children, and Support for Education – €20,000
Many children are affected by the death of a parent or sibling and require Bereavement Counselling and other support services. For many other children and young people with long-term illnesses, their education can be affected and we provide support through the hospital Social Work Department to enable many of these children to continue their education following their illness.
Our mobile cancer nurse service for kids – POONS €80,000
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.