Children’s Ark brings Joy to young patients in Limerick

first_imgWhatsApp NewsCommunityHealthChildren’s Ark brings Joy to young patients in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – April 28, 2019 942 Previous articleIrish Water asks customers to conserve water in areas impacted by Storm HannahNext articleThree pedestrian bridges in Limerick proposed in regional plan Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Hoh Henry Shine O Meara age 11 pictured as Munster Rugby Player Ronan O Mahony and International Rugby Referee Joy Neville were announced as the new Childrens Ark Ambassadors .Pic. Brian ArthurTHE UL Hospitals Group has appointed international rugby referee Joy Neville and Munster Rugby’s Ronan O’Mahony as ambassadors for the Children’s Ark at University Hospital Limerick.For children living with or recovering from illness, a visit from their sporting heroes is always a sure way of taking their minds off hospital and treatment plans.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And young patients in UHL are delighted they will now be seeing more of Joy and Ronan in their roles as ambassadors.“As rugby players, we know that we have an important role to play in our communities,” said Ronan, who has recently announced that he will be retiring from the game through injury.“The ability to bring a smile to a young person’s face is a powerful thing, especially when they are unwell. I am delighted to be taking on an ambassadorial role with The Children’s Ark, which has been facilitated by Rugby Players Ireland. By strengthening this link, I hope to bring some light into their lives at a time when they need it most.”According to Joy Neville: “I know the hospital well from my own family and friends coming here over the years. One of my good friends, Fiona Steed, works in the hospital and may I suspect have had something to do with putting my name in the mix as an ambassador”.“I am really honoured to have been asked. The Children’s Ark is a wonderful department with great staff who do invaluable and life-changing work for children and families across Limerick and the MidWest. Kids will always have bumps and accidents and, unfortunately, some children will become seriously ill so it is reassuring that we have in the region a department where we can help them to recover. I am delighted to be able to support this great work in my own small way,” she added.The Children’s Ark is the only inpatient facility for sick children in the MidWest. It is a purpose-built paediatric unit for children with 49 beds in the Sunshine and Rainbow wards, a high-dependency unit, a cystic fibrosis unit and the Caterpillar Day Ward.There is a school for children staying in hospital so that those that are well enough can keep up with their school work. And the play room operates Monday to Friday to normalise children’s experience of hospital and proves a fun side to life within a hospital environment.During 2018 there were 3,787 inpatients cared for on the two main wards in addition to 64 children in the paediatric high dependency unit. There were 16,699 paediatric presentations to the Emergency Department in 2018 and 28,645 outpatient attendances.Dr Siobhan Gallagher, Consultant PaediatricianDr Siobhan Gallagher said it was a great privilege to welcome Joy and Ronan as Children’s Ark Ambassadors.“We are very grateful that they are so generous with their time. They will give huge inspiration and encouragement to the children, teenagers and their families who attend the Children’s Ark, as well as to the staff who work here”Assistant Director of Nursing Jeane Moloney said that hospital can be a difficult place for children and their families so they do everything they can to normalise the experience.“Recent visits by members of the Munster and Ireland rugby teams and from the Limerick hurlers and camogie players have made for many precious memories for our patients. We are delighted to now have Ronan and Joy come on board as ambassadors and we look forward to marking many more celebrations and milestones with them,” she said. Linkedincenter_img Email Print Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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Jacksonville teacher arrested for steal prescription drugs from coworker

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Up for the cup: Ladbrokes agrees one game partnership with Fleetwood

first_img Share Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 StumbleUpon Fleetwood Town announces one game betting partnership with Ladbrokes for the return of Jamie Vardy in the FA Cup 3rd round tie at Highbury on Saturday. The League one club has announced it’s delight to welcome in a one-match deal that will see Ladbrokes, the fastest growing multi-channel betting and gaming brand in the UK, become the team’s official sleeve partner along with the use of extensive LED perimeter advertising throughout the match. The firm’s advertising will also appear on the giant screen and on stadium TVs, and in the match-day programme.The partnership will give Ladbrokes a prominent presence on Fleetwood Town’s official social media channels to support betting activity prior to the big game.The deal also allows Ladbrokes to nominate the Man of the Match and present the bottle of champagne pitch side at end of the game.Michael Sheehan, Head of Partnerships at Ladbrokes said: “We’re thrilled to be forming this partnership with Fleetwood Town football club for the FA Cup third round. It promises to be an exciting game, especially with the return of Jamie Vardy to his old stomping ground, and we would like to wish the manager, the players and the fans the very best of luck.”Martin Booker, Head of Commercial added: “We are delighted to associate with Ladbrokes for the FA Cup as our Betting partner and first ever Sleeve partner for the FA Cup. This represents another significant sponsorship deal for the club showing that the magic of the FA Cup is still alive and gives us a unique opportunity to showcase our club on national TV. It’s an exciting day for everyone connected with the club.” Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

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