A Tea and Coffee Morning held in the Constituency Office of Mattie McGrath TD on Saturday has raised €2,000 to go towards the purchase of a new Paediatric Resuscitator for the Children’s Ward in South Tipperary General Hospital.
Deputy McGrath has expressed his huge appreciation to all those who supported the event and who helped out in anyway. He also gave special mention to Miss Tipperary Aoife Walsh who attended on the day to support the event.
“I must pay tribute to all those who helped out in anyway, all those who baked and brought cakes and buns, those who donated raffle prizes and those who gave so generously. It would not have happened but for the help and support of the public.” said Deputy McGrath
Deputy McGrath explained that they had so many cakes and buns left over that they were able to hold a cake sale in Tigh na nDaoine in Newcastle on Saturday evening and thanked all those who came to support the cake sale at such short notice.
“The Children’s Ward of South Tipperary General Hospital holds a special place in the hearts of all my family as our late brother Dr. Eddie McGrath worked as a Paediatrician there and who had huge passion for the unit so I am delighted that we have been able to support them in this small way.” said Deputy McGrath
“With all the cutbacks, it is important that the Children’s Ward continues to have the equipment that it needs to provide the best care possible for sick Children and I just hope that the ward will be able to raise the remainder of the funds required to purchase such an important piece of equipment. I have also raised this matter with the Minister for Health in the hope that extra funding can be provided to ensure that the Unit can purchase the Paediatric Resuscitator that they require.” Concluded Deputy McGrath