Aran Islanders raise funds for hospital comfort fund

Family and friends of an Aran Island woman, who was a patient at University Hospital Galway, have raised €2,000 for the facility's Oncology Patient Comfort Fund.

Ciara Ni Fhatharta and her father Colm O Fatharta from Inis Meain recently presented the cheque to the hospital.

The donation was made in memory of Finuala Lynch Faherty, a retired public health nurse on Inis Meain, who had been a patient in the Corrib Ward.

The money was raised by friends and family who made donations at the time of her funeral.

The family would like the funds to be used to buy reclining chairs for patients and family members on the ward. These would be a comfortable alternative for those who want to rest or visit.

Ellen Wiseman, the assistant director of nursing for cancer services at UHG, said she appreciated the generosity of the Faherty family.

“We are very grateful to the Faherty family for their kindness and generosity in donating to the Oncology Patient Comfort fund in the Corrib Ward."

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