Have a pancake party to raise funds for the National Children's Hospital
A national pancake party in aid of the National Children's Hospital will take place tomorrow, Pancake Tuesday, February 17.
The National Children's Hospital in Tallaght, Dublin, is asking the public to have a pancake party to raise vital funds needed to support over 60,000 sick children from all over Ireland who are patients there annually.
All funds raised will be invested in a new short stay observation unit, the first of its kind in Ireland. It's hoped the unit will allow many children to be assessed, observed and discharged as efficiently as possible, avoiding busy emergency departments, unnecessary waiting times and overnight stays. The unit will also reduce admissions to the children's wards, freeing up vital beds and alleviating stress on children and their families.
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