As part of their community initiative “Partnership for Neighbourhood Wellness”, on Saturday 7th May 2011 staff from Covidien Galway volunteered their services to Galway Hospice. Covidien sponsored paint and materials to enable the volunteer team to paint the garden walls around the patient areas. This created a much more pleasing view for the patients of the hospice Inpatient Unit. As a quality-driven organisation itself, Covidien was delighted to partner with Galway Hospice, which has also achieved the highest levels of quality certification. The Covidien volunteers, while carrying out a very beneficial task, also enjoyed their day at Galway Hospice, as is evident from the photos.
The group photo of the full team of volunteers includes Michael Craig of Galway Hospice. The second photo shows Mark Warren gallantly passing a fresh roller to Bernadette Fennessy, who is clearly no slouch when it comes to tackling the jungle conditions. The third photo shows Keith Brennan and Annette Balfe, busy at work on one of the wall segments. Thank you to a great team for a great job!
Although Covidien only launched as an independent public company in 2007, the company has a lengthy history of philanthropy that dates from its legacy organisations. Through a focused local community involvement strategy – the Covidien Partnership for Neighbourhood Wellness – Covidien partners with important local organisations to improve access to quality, affordable healthcare, as well as to provide resources for research and treatment of specific diseases and chronic illness. Covidien also supports product donations for medical care, emergency response and disaster relief worldwide.