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Donation to Cardiology Department, Portiuncula University Hospital

Joanna Mitchell from Loughrea in County Galway recently donated a cheque for €1,540 to the Cardiology Department at Portiuncula University Hospital.  Joanna ran the Great Limerick Run half marathon and raised funds for the Cardiology Department through a Go Fund Me fundraiser.

Speaking about the donation Joanna said, “My purpose for running the half marathon was to challenge myself because I had only been running for a year and I knew it would be a big challenge and I needed incentive to keep me on track. My family and I have been blessed to have a fantastic hospital like Portiuncula to receive critical care when needed. I really wanted to give back to the hospital, and I'm thrilled that the money donated will be used to fund important medical devices.”

Professor Aidan Flynn, Consultant Cardiologist at the hospital stated, "We are very grateful to Joanna for this very generous donation which will enable the purchase of a number of specialised devices that will assist patients in determining if they have an irregular cardiac rhythm. The devices will allow us to collect specific information that will be essential in diagnosing a specific heart problem or ruling out a specific illness. It will be extremely beneficial to both patients and their cardiology team.”
Accepting the cheque from Joanna on behalf of Portiuncula Hospital, from left: Grace Gannon, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology; Professor Aidan Flynn, Consultant Cardiologist; Joanna Mitchell; Evelyn Mullins, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiology and Maura O’Connell, Assistant Director of Nursing, Portiuncula University Hospital.

The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
Portiuncula University Hospital (PUH)