Welcome to Friends of Regional Hospital Mullingar
NO MRI SERVICE IN MULLINGAR
The current access to an MRI for patients from Mullingar is via MRH Tullamore, which is the only publicly accessible MRI in the Midlands Region.
JUSTIFICATION FOR AN MRI SCANNER
MRI is very much part of routine everyday imagining. It is no longer a specialised investigation and should be available in every general and teaching hospital. Almost 1,200 public patients are referred for an MRI from Mullingar hospital each year.
An onsite MRI service is an essential diagnostic test required for patients attending various services especially stroke, general surgery, gastroenterology, emergency department, endocrinology, cardiology, general and elderly medical patients.
In addition, paediatric MRI scans for which anaesthesia support is required comes with a 2 year waiting list for routine access. This is a service that can readily be developed at Mullingar.
A key indication for an on site MRI scanner is the access for critically ill patients who may be too ill to travel for an MRI scan.
Member Irish Property & Facilities Managers Assoc (MIPFMA)
Retired Area Facilities Manager with Eircom (main Irish Telecommunications Company )
Chairman Mullingar Employment Action Group Ltd. Mullingar Enterprise Centre Ltd. Mullingar Action Recycling Ltd . Mullingar Enterprise Technology and Innovation Centre Ltd.
Ms. Deirdre Murphy, BAgrSc, Food Science and MSc Marketing. Self employed in family farming business.
Ms. Mandy Reilly, Support Services Manager, Regional Hospital, Mullingar ,Co Westmeath
Where your money goes
The Department of Health have agreed to finance the building to accommodate the machine and provide the staffing and supports required to operate and maintain the machine.The CAMPAIGN BALANCE is currently at €800,000 thanks to the continued efforts and generosity of the community.
FORTHCOMING FUNDRAISING EVENTS
A chance to have a great day out and support our cause. #Turinhurlingclub #ChristyDoylememorialtractorrunread more
We are delighted to announce that we have been selected as Charity partner by Big Maggie. Our thanks to Alan and all involved. Go along for a great nights entertainment and support our causeread more
You can support the Friends of Mullingar Regional Hospital MRI Fundraiser by enjoying yourself at the Ballinalee Cake Sale and Coffee Morning on 11th February 2018read more
MRI Scanner Appeal – Mullingar Hospital
Relive the Bloomfield Nightclubs Hayday of the 60’s 70’s 80’s Sat 18th Novread more
DONATE at “THE BUBBLE”
Anyone visiting the Mullingar Regional Hospital can donate at “THE BUBBLE” at the Coffee shop
Tang GAA Club presenting €1000 towards the MRI Appeal. L/R Michael Bannon. Adrian Coughlan. John McGrath (Friends of Regional Hospital). Laura Donoghue. Tom Lennon.read more
Members of The St. Lomans Gym. making a presentation of €3,000 to John McGrath Chair of the Friends. L/R Brendan Timlin, Michael McAdden, John McGrath, Michael Tyrell and Pat Donoghue. Thanks to all members of the club for this support.read more
The Business Level 6 Group at Moate Business College who raised €608.50 towards the MRI Scanner appeal L/R. Fiona Daly (tutor) Amy Doyle, Annie Massey, Mary Morriarty (Friends of Regional Hospital) Sethu Makapela, Damien Gray, Sarah Ward, Paul Costigan, Tanya Bulakh,...read more
Mergon Staff presenting cheque from their Monthly charity Lunch to the MRI Scanner appeal for €534. Left to right Paul Harte, Orla Concannon, Conor Traynor, Mandy Reilly Friends of Mullingar Regional Hospital, Pauric McDonnell, Martin Flood, Aisling Dermody, Roger...read more
We want to say a huge thank you to Liz McDermott from Ballymore, pictured here with her daughter Sadbh, presenting the sponsorship of €990 to the MRI fund. She ran the St. Patricks day half marathon in Mullingar to raise the funds. She also gave a further donation to...read more
Extract From Sunday Independent 8th April 2018 - By Alan O'Keeffe, "A community's determination to end long delays for MRI scans has yielded extraordinary results. Public patients waiting for routine MRI scans at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar face a...read more