staff in St Vincen'ts CNU Mountmellick with a donation of Easter Eggs
Donations of medical equipment, Easter eggs and beautiful messages to patients are all cheering up staff and residents at Laois' biggest HSE nursing home.
Staff in St Vincent's Community Nursing Unit in Mountmellick have thanked the public for their support. The hospital has about 80 patients many of them elderly, and a dementia unit and a small hospice unit.
On Wednesday they tweeted a photo of a poster on a road near the hospital that is thanking frontline staff.
"Seen this on the way home from work on the Mountmellick/Ballyfin road. Thank you, gave us the lift we needed to keep going x
Beautiful letters and artwork is up on display, sent in by families of patients who have not been able to receive any visitors for over a month since the Covid-19 restrictions began.
Some of the lovely artwork we have received keeping all our spirits up. pic.twitter.com/GX4wZzwnFF— St Vincent's CNU, Mountmellick (@SMountmellick) April 14, 2020
The local Rock GAA club were thanked by them for delivering boxes of supplies.
"A much appreciated donation to staff in St Vincent's Community Nursing Unit. Thank you to James Murphy (Chairman) and all at The Rock GAA Club," Clinical Facilitator Deirdre Phelan tweeted.
Deirdre also tweeted to show the Personal Protective Equipment now being worn by staff.
So today I hopped from delivering chocolate to the eggcellent staff and residents @SMountmellick, to donning what has become the 'new' uniform. An Easter Sunday like no other. We got through it @LucyCam17699259 pic.twitter.com/dozOaoA8IN— Deirdre Phelan (@deefaylan) April 12, 2020
Shout out to the wonderful team in St Vincent's CNU Mountmellick . Caring in difficult times with smiles on their faces. pic.twitter.com/MLUw95SAbJ— Deirdre Lang (@DeirdrelangLang) April 13, 2020