Calling all heroes for all-out Mercy Hospital fundraiser
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13 IS THE DAY FOR HEROES
YOUR mission, should anyone decide to accept it, is to join companies, schools and individuals all over Cork and become a Mercy Hero in aid of the Mercy Hospital Foundation.
This is a fundraiser designed to help the hospital purchase vital new profiling beds for critically ill patients. On Friday, October 13 the task will be set whereby the hospital is inviting people of all ages and from all walks of life to join in the fun – whether it’s a dress up or dress down day, a coffee morning or what ever a local club can do to help out the Mercy street collections around the county.
However, to host any event it is vital that all people and groups register first and they will then receive a free Mercy Heroes pack, full of information and ideas.
New profiling beds cost €1,500 each and, as stroke nurse Karen Fitzgerald of the Mercy Hospital noted, these beds make a real difference to their patients.
“Profiling beds make a real difference and the first to receive them will be those in observation beds. These are patients who require additional monitoring and nursing care post-surgery or who are acutely medically unwell,” she said.
She explained that the bases of profiling beds are sectioned so the mattress can be profiled to achieve various positions and the height can also be adjusted. Patients are also able to reposition themselves more independently which is beneficial to them and it also helps them to make a quicker recovery.
To host a Mercy Heroes event or fund raiser, simply register at www.mercyfundraising.ie
Mercy patient, Lena Al Kaabi from Carrigtwohill was joined by Una Dineen, St Therese’s Ward, Mercy University Hospital and Firefighters John Malone, Ger Dreivers, John Casey and John Heffernan to launch the Mercy Hospital Foundation’s ‘Mercy Heroes’ campaign.