THE Infusion Centre at Nenagh Hospital cared for 1,890 people last year, and an estimated infusions were carried out by the staff, staff and members of Friends of Nenagh Hospital heard last Friday at the unveiling of a plaque to mark the Friends contribution to the centre.
The unveiling was attended by the chairman of the Friends of Nenagh Hospital, Liam Gleeson, along with members of the committee, Angela Toohey, Christy Hartigan, Pat Dunlae, Noreen Kennedy and Minister for State Alan Kelly; hospital staff Dr Manus Moloney, Niamh Hogan, John Doyle, hospital manager; Colette Cowan, director of nursing, and service user Eithne Dawson and her daughter, Chloe.
The Infusion Centre was furnished and equipped with donations from the Friends of Nenagh Hospital and was opened to patients in the last year. The unit is very active, catering for patients receiving high-tech treatments for a wide variety of chronic medical conditions, including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, neurological conditions and iron deficiency anaemia.
The patients travel from north Kerry, Limerick city and county, County Clare and North Tipperary to this state-of-the-art facility.
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