The Paediatric Unit at University Hospital Galway would like to say a huge thank you to Carey Building Contractors for the donation of a new portacabin which is being used to store the toys and gifts donated to the unit throughout the year.
Anne Matthews, Clinical Nurse Manager 3, Paediatric Unit said, “We are very fortunate to receive generous donations of toys every year for the children who are in hospital and until now we didn’t have a dedicated storage area for the toys, particularly the larger toys.
“Every Christmas we give toys to the children who are in hospital during the holidays and we keep other toys in our play room for use by patients all year round. We also distribute toys to other areas in the hospital where children are cared for including the outpatient department, emergency department and theatre department. The remainder of the toys go into storage and are gifted throughout the year to mark a special occasion for a child in hospital.
“This new storage facility is greatly appreciated and on behalf of myself and all the staff in the unit, I would like to sincerely thank Paul Carey and all at Carey Building Contractors for this welcome donation and to Walsh Crane Hire for providing the crane lift free of charge.”
Carey Building Contractors kindly donate new portacabin to store toys and gifts donated to the Paediatric Unit at University Hospital Galway, from left: Amanda Peoples, Clinical Nurse Manager 2, Paediatric Unit; Paul Carey, Managing Director, Carey Building Contractors; Anne Matthews,
Clinical Nurse Manager 3, Paediatric Unit and John Forde, Maintenance Manager, Galway University Hospitals.