Cuh presented cheque for €600,000

Children's leukaemia association

Children’s Leukaemia Association volunteers from Midleton were among a core group of fundraisers to present a cheque to Cork University Hospital recently.
The board of directors of the association for the Munster area presented Cork University Hospital with a cheque for €600,000 towards the funding of a new children’s Leukaemia and cancer unit.
The new unit located on the ground floor of the hospital will be in a self-contained section opening onto a landscaped garden.
The new facility will include 4 large, single, inpatient, ensuite rooms with isolation and parent sleeping facilities. 3 chemotherapy spaces, a play area, a lounge and dining area for parents and support accommodation including a nurse’s station, housekeeping rooms and stores.
Chairperson of the Children’s Leukaemia Association Roasarie Donovan told the East Cork Journal the group have been fundraising for this development for almost 30 years. “At times this has been a difficult challenge, but thanks to the generosity, support and kindness of our fantastic fundraisers, supporters and friends, we can now fund this wonderful new unit. It is through their efforts and selfless endeavours that this new unit is being funded. We hope they are as proud as we are.”
CEO of Cork University Hospital. Mr. Tony McNamara commented “this is a remarkable achievement and it is a pleasure to work with the Children’s Leukaemia Association for the benefit of children. I look forward to working with them on completion of this major development, which will provide a state of the art facility for children with leukaemia.”