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Thurles Fundraiser For Paediatric Resuscitator

 Marie Harnett Reports;

Thurles Farmers Market

Thurles Farmers Market

A fund-raising morning will take place next Saturday 16th March at Thurles Farmers Market, in Thurles Greyhound Track car park, (Latter opposite main entrance to Semple Stadium), to help raise money to purchase a much needed Paediatric Resuscitator for the Paediatric Unit in Clonmel General Hospital.

Paediatric emergencies in primary healthcare centres are serious events that occur more commonly than envisaged. This initiative therefore is very necessary to procure this essential piece of equipment and comes with the full backing & support of all nursing staff working at the Hospital.

A ‘Resuscitator,’ is essential in a modern Paediatric Unit and can play a major role in the Recovery Unit for young patients.

Clonmel Paediatric Unit

The Paediatric Unit in Clonmel currently has 17 beds and cares for children, from newborn infants up to the age of 16 years, all who suffer with a wide variety of illnesses.  On the ward there is a Paediatric Emergency Room, in which all the children who attend South Tipperary General Hospital are dealt with, except trauma cases, who attend in the main Hospital Emergency Department.

This Unit also runs a ‘Day Ward,’ from 9.00am to 2.00pm, 5 days each week.  The Unit provides shared care with Crumlin Children’s Hospital and Temple St. Children’s Hospital.  This saves Oncology and Cardiac patients from having to travel long distances to Dublin for treatment which can be provided locally, thus saving an added financial burden and unnecessary travelling disruption in daily family life.

Thurles Farmers Market stall holders will provide teas and coffee, etc. to all who attend at this fund-raising event on Saturday morning next in their marquee and you the public are encouraged to make a small contribution to this worthy cause.

Following on from next Saturday mornings event, all local Vintage Clubs, in association, are holding a Vintage Rally in Dualla on Sunday 24th March at 12.00pm, as a not to be missed fund raising effort.

It is expected that this latter will be a major event, with lots to do and see and all are invited to come along and share, so do remember the dates.

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