A local health activist group has raised €6000 worth of personal protective equipment for nursing homes in the county.

Mid-West Hospital Campaign has received PPE which it has distributed to nursing homes across Co Clare.

Funding for the PPE was provided from donations from elected members of Clare County Council including Cllr Joe Garrihy (FG), Cllr Mark Nestor (FF), Cllr Shane Talty (FF), Cllr Cillian Murphy (FF) and Senator Roisin Garvey (GP). The Clare Council of Trade Unions and Lisdoonvarna Fáilte also contributed financially to allow for the Mid-West Hospital Campaign to obtain the PPE.

When it became known that there was a shortage of supply for PPE particularly disposable masks and gowns in Clare nursing homes, the action group issued a countywide appeal in June. The campaign raised €6000 and was led by Hilary Tonge, Noeleen Moran and Cara Wynne.

Speaking to The Clare Echo, Noeleen Moran outlined that Cathaoirleach of the West Clare MD, Cllr Garrihy was “instrumental” in bringing fellow councillors on board. “The nursing homes have told us that the supply situation is improving but they were very happy to have the additional supplies with restrictions lifting and visiting hours fully resuming,” the Ballyvaughan woman outlined.

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