Vintage Rally Fundraiser Tomorrow In Dualla Tipperary

Pictured above are members of the combined Vintage Clubs of Tipperary

Pictured above are members of the combined Vintage Clubs of Tipperary

Bart Howard reports.

The combined Vintage Clubs of Tipperary are all set to come together in Dualla, Co Tipperary on Sunday 24th next (Tomorrow) in a massive Vintage Rally to raise much needed funds for a Paediatric Resuscitator for the Paediatric Unit in Clonmel General Hospital. The event takes place sharp at 12.00 noon, regardless of weather conditions.

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.

It is expected that this latter will be a truly major event, with lots to do and see and all are invited to come along and share, so please do remember the date & put your support fully behind this event.

Despite the burden of taxation, publicly imposed at this time on the citizens of this island of our, latter supposedly to provide us with this same much needed health equipment, it is now being provided privately by these same taxpayers.  Regrettably VAT at the rate of 23% will be charged on this Paediatric Resuscitator, so if any of our powerful caring public representatives could now instruct Revenue to forego this VAT charge, same would be very much appreciated.

Well done to the combined Vintage Clubs of Tipperary and every success in this venture.

Photo courtesy G.Willoughby.


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