A call for old baby monitors by nurses at Letterkenny University Hospital has been met with an amazing response.
The nurses are using the monitors to communicate with isolated patients in the wards in the hospital.
The monitors also mean that nurses do not have to dispose of personal protection equipment each and every time they visit a patient.
Local TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn put out an SOS call on behalf of local nurses looking for the monitors and the response has been unbelievable.
The target of 100 baby monitors has been surpassed.
The response was met by many people including the Healthwise Pharmacy group who donated 30 new monitors.
Local woman Amanda McFadden set up a Go Fund Me page for monitors and raised over €500 while Jonny McKenna, Business Manager of EWL Electric in Letterkenny teamed up with electricians across Donegal and came up with another 25 new monitors.
Other families across Donegal simply donated their old baby monitors which will also be used to help patients.
Deputy Mac Lochlainn said he was overwhelmed by the goodness of people.
“We needed 100 and we have now easily surpassed that target. I am pleased to share this good news,” he said.
Any monitors which have not been collected will be collected in the coming days.Tags: