MEMBERS of the all-conquering Limerick senior hurling team have raised spirits at University Hospital Limerick this week with a virtual Christmas visit to paediatric and adult patients.
Team captain Declan Hannon, Sean Finn, Gearoid Hegarty and Cian Lynch all dialled in for a special video call to the Children’s Ark School and Ward 2C and were happy to take questions from patients young and old from the many passionate Limerick supporters on the staff in UHL.
The children’s call with the Limerick players was immediately followed this Friday morning by another video call from the North Pole from Santa Claus.
Staff thanked Declan Hannon for his words of encouragement for frontline workers and to all in Limerick GAA for their support on following the public health guidelines.
Niamh Hogan, Patient Advocacy and Liaison Services Manager, UHL said: “We are very grateful to Declan, to all the Limerick panel and to Limerick GAA for supporting our initiative to hold firm with the public health guidelines and to celebrate in the appropriate way until we can all come together and mark Limerick’s great win in the not-too-distant future.
“Their example as advocates will greatly assist our hospital and our community in the coming weeks. It was a great boost to our patients to have a chance to congratulate the team and I hope the players got a sense of the great support they have in UHL from the patients and staff.”