A Claremorris businessman has set up a fundraiser aimed at helping nurses with their annual registration fees.
Gary O’Sullivan runs Oseng Engineering Services at Town Hall Road in Claremorris and has over 15 years of project management and design experience in many sectors. However, it was the experiences of his wife during the Covid-19 pandemic which have prompted him to help out both her and her nursing colleagues.
Gary’s wife, Michelle, is a midwife at Mayo University Hospital and he has seen on a regular basis the trauma nurses suffer during their working week.
With this in mind, Gary decided to set up a Go Fund Me page, which is aimed at raising money to assist nurses and midwives with their registration fees. The page has already raised nearly €7,000.
“During the Covid pandemic, there hasn’t been any workers in Ireland who have done so much and asked so little in return. As most people are unaware, all nurses and midwives who practice in Ireland must be registered on the Register of Nurses and Midwives which is maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI). Currently, there are around 78,000 nurses and midwives registered. The fee is €100 per person.”
Gary is asking Irish companies, of which there are 181,000 registered in Ireland, to sponsor a nurse or midwife and is asking for donations from the general public.
“We set up the page to try and do something to show our appreciation for all the hard work, sacrifices and dedication of each of our nurses and midwives.”
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