UHL Staff Raise €13,000 for Spinal Injuries Ireland and Trauma Ward

UHL fashion show cheque presentation

A CHARITY fashion show organised by staff at Univeristy Hospital Limerick has raised €13,000 for Spinal Injuries Ireland and for the Trauma Ward at UHL.

“It’s all about staff giving something back,” explained Nicola Quinn, night nurse manager, University Hospital Limerick, of the fashion show hosted by Celia Holman Lee at the Strand Hotel. The event saw some hospital staff swap the wards for the catwalk as €9,900 was raised for Spinal Injuries Ireland and €3,100 for the Trauma Ward.

“We chose Spinal Injuries Ireland because there has been a lot of young people in the Mid-West area in the last few years who have suffered spinal injuries. It is a life-debilitating injury and we thought it would be a great cause to focus on because people need support over many years,” said Nicola.

Pictured above as a cheque for €3,100 was handed over to the trauma ward were, from left, Nicola Quinn, night nurse manager; Majella Coughlan, staff nurse; Paula Lynch, staff nurse; Kerry McAuliffe, assistant director of nursing, Perioperative Directorate; Lucy Leahy, staff nurse; Linda Broderick, staff nurse; Siobhan Stackpoole, clerical officer; and Lisa Gubbins, clinical nurse manager.