The Friends of Wexford General Hospital charity was formed some 12 years ago to help co-ordinate and promote the involvement of Wexford people in the continuous improvements of Wexford General Hospital. The generosity of Wexford people and Wexford businesses have always been very significant with over €3.8M worth of equipment and buildings funded directly from donations and wills.
The Friends of Wexford General Hospital continue their efforts to keep Wexford Hospital a state of the art acute hospital. The provision of a new MRI for our hospital will mean that inpatients who require MRI will not have to be transported off-site. Outpatients will have shorter waiting times and again will not have to go to Waterford or Dublin for their scan. Without an MRI, Wexford General Hospital will not have the capacity to meet basic diagnostic standards.
There have been numerous county wide fundraisers organised and donations given towards this appeal and the support the Trust has received from the doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers associated with WGH has been amazing. We are so grateful to everybody who has donated so generously. Wexford as a community takes great pride in its hospital and it is evident that they desire to see it remain as a centre of excellence in the South East.
Ciaran Sheridan, Chairperson of Friends of Wexford General Hospital, said “By caring the way you do, you are ensuring that much needed equipment and essential services for critical care in our ED and throughout the hospital can be provided. We all have a role to play and Wexford is certainly a good example of what can be achieved by working collaboratively and co-operatively with all the stakeholders namely the HSE, the hospital and the community.”