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Thurles Order Of Malta – Supporting Vulnerable People

Covid-19 Response Community Outreach Supporting The Vulnerable.

Mr Gerard Fogarty, (Deputy Officer in charge – Order of Malta Ambulance Corps Thurles), sends us the following report:-


NOTE: If you are cocooning or medically selfisolating, we can help you with medication, and grocery deliveries, or essential medical transport.
Call Duty Officer on Tel: 087 2390 111.

Please stay at home at all times and avoid any face-to-face contact if you are:-

  1. Aged 70 years.
  2. Solid Organ Transplant recipient.
  3. Specific cancer patient: undergoing active chemotherapy or radical radiotherapy for lung cancer, cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of
    treatment, having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer, having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors, had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs.
  4. People with severe respiratory conditions including cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and COPD.
  5. People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell).
  6. People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection.
  7. Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired.

Thurles Order of Malta
Saving Lives – Touching Lives – Changing Lives

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Order Of Malta Mobilise Volunteers To Support HSE During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mr Gerard Fogarty, (Deputy Officer in charge – Order of Malta Ambulance Corps Thurles), sends us the following report:-

The Order of Malta Ambulance Corps today have announced that volunteers are now preparing to provide national support to the Health Service Executive (HSE), following the recent developments brought about by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Order of Malta is one of the largest providers of first aid and voluntary ambulance services in Ireland and is listed as a ‘Voluntary Emergency Services’ resource, available to the HSE under the framework for ‘Major Emergency Management’.
Following a call for support made by the HSE, the Order of Malta are now beginning to mobilise volunteers and equipment to assist in providing healthcare services to people across the country.

Comdr. John Wright, National Director stated, “While our top priority is the safety and health of our volunteers throughout this time, we are confident in the measures we have put in place to ensure our organisation is prepared and ready to provide assistance to the HSE and our health systems in the form of personnel and other assets, including vehicles and equipment as needed. Our COVID-19 taskforce is assessing the situation as it develops, and we are in regular communication with the HSE and other emergency bodies.”

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Awards & Enrolment Night For Thurles Order Of Malta Cadets

Order of Malta, Thurles Cadets Enrolment & Awards night

Mr Thomas Bourke (Cadet Leader Thurles Order of Malta) reports:-

Pictured Back Row (L-R): Thomas Bourke, Kaitlyn Ryan, Bill O’Dwyer, Mark Drohan, Jack Ryan, Dennis Jordan.
Pictured Front Row (L-R): Jaela Burke, Dayle O’Dwyer, Aaron Maxwell, Abigaile Hayes, Greg Drohan, Jayden Cronin, Faith Butler.

The Thurles Order of Malta Cadet Unit held their Annual Awards & Enrolment night on Friday 28th February 2020 last.

Ten new cadets received their Basic First Aid certificates and were officially enrolled into the Thurles Cadet Unit.

Existing cadets received certificates and badges in recognition of their achievements throughout the year and their years of service to the Order of Malta.

Training is now fully underway for competitions, same which will take place in April of this year.

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Help Required By Thurles Order of Malta Ambulance Corps.

Mr Gerard Fogarty, (Deputy Officer in charge – Order of Malta Ambulance Corps Thurles), sends us the following reminder and request for assistance.

“Our Annual “Easter Bag Packing” in Dunnes Stores, Thurles Shopping Centre, will take place this Thursday, April 18th: Friday, April 19th, 10:00am9:00pm and on Saturday, April 20th, 10:00am6:00pm.

Anyone available to extend help for an hour or two, please do text us to 087 2390111.

Available Shifts

Available shifts to those who would like to assist are as follows:-

Holy Thursday :- 10:00am – 12:00 noon; 12:00 noon – 2:00pm; 2:00pm – 4:00pm; 4:00pm – 6:00pm; and 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Good Friday :- 10:00am – 12:00 noon; 12:00 noon – 2:00pm; 2:00pm – 4.00pm; 4:00pm – 6:00pm and 6:00pm – 9:00pm.
Easter Saturday :- 10:00am – 12:00 noon; 12:00 noon – 2:00pm: 2:00pm – 4:00pm and 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

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Charity Speed Dating – Restart Your Heart

“I love it when strangers smile at me and I smile back, and we have that nice stranger smiling moment.”

“If there’s no love in the world,… let’s make some.”

“So, things are not good on ‘the romantic front’ presently, I hear you say?”  Well, fear not, all is not totally lost; as Mr Gerard Fogarty (Deputy Officer in charge – Order of Malta Ireland Ambulance Corps, Thurles),  now reports.

Allow us to Restart Your Heart”, with our charity speed-dating event in Hickey’s Bar, Cathedral Street, Thurles on Friday, February 15th.

Get that ‘loving feeling’ with kick-off at 7.30pm.

Note: Spread the “St. Valentine’s Weekend Cheer” by inviting all of your single friends. Register online to restartomac@gmail.com to ensure your place.

Let Friday night next, take you into those early hours with an exciting live music line-up, from local talent’s Niall O’Shaughnessy, Barry MacLoughlin, JP Dempsey, Philly Purcell and Eddie MacCormac.

Music will start at 9.30pm.

Admission for dating and music €15. Admission for music only €10.

Total proceeds will go to Order of Malta Ireland Ambulance Corps Thurles, whose volunteers provide patient transport, first aid courses, and first-aid for events all across Mid-Tipperary.

Of course this event raises the inevitable, important, question, “If love is blind, why are gifts of lingerie so popular on St. Valentine’s day?”Facebooktwitterlinkedinmail