About The Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital

How we started. About The Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital 

About The Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital, which was established in October 1992 by Mr Pat Harvey the then Hospital Manager and Mr Noel O’Connell

This voluntary organisation, which was granted charitable status in 1995, has been responsible for raising in excess of €5 million from membership fees, donations, church gate collections and various fund-raising events throughout the North West since 1992. It has enabled Hospital Management to purchase equipment that otherwise would not be provided for in the normal health budget and therefore facilitate the development of new hospital services for the people of the North West.

The Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital has two core objectives:

  • Fundraising to provide additional medical equipment, facilities, services and patient comforts;
  • To provide volunteers to support and augment hospital services

How Donated Funds are Used
There are two ways which funds received for the general benefit of Letterkenny General Hospital are disbursed within the hospital. The first is via an annual competition open to all hospital departments and members of staff. Through this, departments and staff can make submissions for funding to the Friends for specific projects, for example, purchasing a specific piece of equipment, arranging an excursion for patients or refurbishing a certain room.

The other way unrestricted donations are used is to fund specific campaigns. In the recent past, the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital has provided the Oncology Bus and various other pieces of equipment.

Our Focus

This voluntary organisation, which was granted charitable status in 1995, has been responsible for raising in excess of €5 million from membership fees, donations, church gate collections and various fund-raising events throughout the North West since 1992.

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Contact Details

Letterkenny University Hospital,
Letterkenny,
County Donegal,
Ireland
Tel: (074)91 04466
GPS: 54.955839,-7.734279