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The Mater Foundation

Your donations will support frontline staff in the fight against Covid-19. Thank you so, so much for your help in facing this national crisis.

Your donations will help provide vital medical equipment such as ventilators, dialysis machines and emergency respiratory life support (ECMOs) which may be needed to treat critically ill patients.

The Mater Hospital is the national centre for lung health in Ireland. We are also the national centre for adult emergency respiratory life support (ECMO) and the home of the national lung transplant unit.

Our brave staff are at the centre of the fight to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Over the coming weeks and months they will treat large numbers of Covid-19 patients while also caring for other patients with life threatening conditions.

One of the greatest needs for staff in the weeks and months ahead is ensuring that they have the supports they need to help them to deal with the psychological and emotional trauma that they will have to deal with, their mental health.

Many of them will contract Covid-19 and become ill themselves as they are treating their patients.

They spend their lives putting others before themselves. But the reality is, if they fall down we all fall down.

Increased cases of the corona virus are certain and the Mater Hospital is prepared as best it can. As well as supporting staff it is important that additional funds are available to fund needs that will be become clearer as the situation develops. The government has committed funding to support our hospitals but more may be needed.

Thank you for helping our staff and our hospital prepare for every eventuality, so that we are positioned to provide the best care possible in the coming weeks and months.

Charity Alone

ALONE provides Housing with Support, Support Coordination, Befriending, BConnect training and technology, and Campaigns for Change to hundreds of older people every week, who are homeless, socially isolated, living in deprivation or in crisis.