St. Vincent’s Foundation is the fundraising body for St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group (St. Vincent’s University Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital & St. Vincent’s Private Hospital) and is run on a voluntary basis. We can therefore guarantee that all donated funds go to patient care, research & education.
On Easter Sunday David Duggan undertook the dual ordeals of a 24 hour fast and a full marathon. He managed to do the latter keeping within the maximum 2km distance from his home.
Through this valiant effort, David raised the magnificent sum of €6,100 which will be deployed supporting frontline staff in the three hospitals in St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group.
In David’s message below he expresses the objective perfectly:
“We see the lights never go out and we wish to thank all staff and their families most sincerely for their heroic efforts at this difficult time.
I ran my first ever Marathon in the local area on Easter Saturday having fasted for 24 hours beforehand. Through a GoFundMe page, I received approximately 200 donations from family, neighbours, friends from my former school St. Michael’s College and some of my work colleagues in PWC. Together they contributed €6,100”
Thank you David for supporting St. Vincent’s.
Pictured is David on his marathon run.
Tiernan Family Support for Patients
Dr Eoin Tiernan leads Palliative Care in St. Vincent’s and this role lead to a great contribution to the barriers facing patients and their families in the Covid-19 environment.
Having experienced the challenges faced by patients requiring isolation in St. Vincent’s because of Covid-19, he shared the challenge with his family. The response was immediate. His wife, Sandra, and his children immediately sought support for supplying iPads and other communication devices, so that patients could communicate with their loved ones, often in the most difficult of circumstances. The scale of the response was such that they were able to extend the support way beyond the hospital to residents in nursing homes and elsewhere. So far, they have received over 140 iPads. The need is very great and more support would be very welcome.
Eamonn & Mary Burke’s St. Stephen’s Day Charity Swim for the Liver Unit
For each of the last ten years, Eamonn & Mary Burke from Arklow, have braved the elements of the Christmas season to take to the water, raising funds for the Liver Unit here in St. Vincent’s. When most of us are warm in our homes, Mary & Eamonn with an enthusiastic group of participants and supporters, complete a Sea Swim to raise funds for Liver Unit patients.
This year the event raised €4,390 and over ten years they have contributed almost €60,000, which is a vital support to our transplant programme and to patient care and research.
We are deeply indebted to the Burke family and all the legion of participants, organisers and supporters.
St Vincent's Foundation is very grateful for the support of our Business partners
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