Hi Friends! Everyone is interested who is behind the organization of assistance for Ukrainians and who to thank? We hasten to tell you about our successes and thank all those involved ❤️
We, the Association of Ukrainians in Ireland, are continuing our Medical Help Ukraine (https://medicalhelpukraine.com/) project. This is group of six doctors from Ukraine that work in Irish healthcare, who are hoping to receive donations to be used for purchasing medical and surgical supplies and ambulance cars for Ukraine. The Ukrainian Embassy in Ireland is facilitating support for speedy transportation to Ukraine through the Polish border.
Our Gofundme campaign already collected over €750k! Thereby 9 ambulance cars were purchased and sent to Ukraine from a warehouse in Leixlip. Ambulances were bought by the Association of Ukrainians in Ireland with the money raised by the Medical Help Ukraine Gofundme campaign. Every unit was filled with medical equipment: defibrillators, ventilators, dressings and more: donated directly from hospitals and generous donors from the Irish community.
With this shipment many donations of medical equipment were sent – over 10 ventilators were donated by South Infirmary Victoria University hosp. Cork, Coombe hospital Dublin, Navan General Hospital; and over 20 defibrillators from Mater Hospital private, Navan General, Tallaght University Hospital.
Significant effort for checking them and collecting was organised by Oleg Shrolik- Clinical Medical Engineer at NMH, Holles street and collecting by Ihor Melnyk, who is the VI COFFEE LTD Company owner. A big thanks to Ihor Melnyk organising and managing the team of drivers that volunteered to deliver equipment, and for leading on shipment.
We are heartily grateful to David Hall, CEO lifeline ambulance for his continued support with warehouse, logistics and insurance, and the major contribution of the volunteers who drove those ambulances all the way to the Polish border! These cars were delivered to the hotspots of the war in Ukraine to save human lives. Special thanks to Circle K for fuel!