Mater Hospital’s ICU Nursing initiative in partnership with Meagher’s Pharmacy
ICU is often the most traumatic experience for patients. They can arrive at the Mater Hospital from all across the country having undergone huge trauma, and are very unwell and extremely vulnerable. Typically, they will arrive without any belongings and their care needs mean they are unable to get out of bed to shower. They may have been unconscious for days or even weeks and have matted hair, dry or sore skin, chapped lips, etc.
The Mater’s inspirational Intensive Care Nursing team wanted to deliver extra comfort to these most vulnerable of patients by providing small essential products that can make a big difference to their patients’ care.
That’s where Meagher’s Pharmacy came in. They generously offered to support the initiative and kindly donated care packs with male and female hygiene products such as detangling hair shampoo, lip balm, toothpaste, hairbrushes, toothbrushes, razors, shaving foam, etc..
Below are members of the ICU team – Laura Ahern, Claudia Quinn and Olivia Rahill – with Annie Halligan, Supervising Pharmacist at Meagher’s Pharmacy, Mater Hospital, collecting the delivery of critical care comfort products.
Thank you to Oonagh O’Hagan and all the fabulous team at Meagher’s for supporting our amazing ICU Nursing staff in this wonderful initiative.