The family of the late James Gill, Dublin who died from liver cancer in 2013, have generously donated €15,000 from the James Gill Fund to the Haematology and Oncology Department at Sligo University Hospital.
The James Gill Fund was set up to raise money in the hope that James would receive treatment at Sloane Kettering Hospital, New York but sadly James was too weak to travel and passed away. The contributions raised through the James Gill Fund were used to open a chill room for teenagers in St Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin with plans to now open a second in Tallaght Hospital. James’s father Declan Gill, a native of Drumsna, and his wife Geraldine made the contribution to Sligo University Hospital in appreciation of the funds raised in the West of Ireland. The donation to Sligo University Hospital will help the roll out of electronic chemotherapy prescribing on the oncology day ward and to support the patients comfort during their treatment with individual televisions and free internet access. Pictured at the cheque presentation recently are (l-r) Rosaleen Conlon, Staff Nurse; Geraldine Gill; Jill Cullen, Oncology Day Ward Manager; Declan Gill and Olivia Grady, Clinical Nurse Specialist.
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