A group of fundraisers who took part in a Hell & Back event have donated more than €2,700 to the hospital’s Stroke Service. Anthony Carroll, who works at Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross, contacted the Foundation office following the death of his brother in early 2013; his brother had been a patient at St. James’s and Anthony and his colleague Richard Murphy decided to organise a group to take part in a Hell & Back event to raise sponsorship for the hospital.
They ended up with a group of thirty people who wore St. James’s Hospital t-shirts to complete their 10K obstacle course in June 2013. Their group was aided and abetted by friend and personal trainer, Andy Myers of AM Fitness.
Meeting the hospital staff on a return visit, Anthony and Richard explained how the group had really enjoyed the Hell & Back challenge and really appreciated the opportunity to fundraise for St. James’s. Anthony said most generously how grateful his family were for the service received at St. James’s; he continued: “The unit was fantastic and the staff had Michael out of bed doing exercises immediately; we couldn’t say enough good things about the hospital really.”
St. James’s Hospital is Ireland’s largest hospital and a major teaching hospital of Trinity College Dublin.Excellent clinical care for older patients at St. James’s Hospital is renowned and plans are now well-advanced for the development at the hospital of the Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing; the model centre will combine advanced services in geriatric medicine with specialist training and front-edge research.
Anthony Carroll (back left) with Paul McElwain – Senior Registrar in the Stroke Service with (front row left to right) Richard Murphy, Suzanne Walsh – Specialist Nurse in Stroke Medicine and Andy Myers