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Singer Niall Horan supports the HSE and older people with two way communication

Niall Horan generously pledged €100,000 specifically to provide mobile devices (tablets) for use by older people and staff in public long term residential care so residents can stay in touch with their families.

Niall was inspired to do so when his cousins Patricia and Caroline sent him a photo of them talking on the phone to their granny outside her window and then decided to teach her how to use FaceTime.

Seeing the positive impact it’s had on his granny inspired him to do the same for other older people. 

In this video, Geraldine Aspinall, Assistant Director at St. Ita’s Hospital, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick describes the enormous benefit the donation has meant for staff and residents during the pandemic.