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Legato donation St Gabriels – Pictured at the cheque presentation were John Shaw, Country Manager, Legato Health Technologies, Kate Finucane, St. Gabriel’s Foundation, and Paul Hackett, Head of Finance & ProcurementLegato Health Technologies. 

Legato Health Technologies makes donation to St Gabriel’s Foundation 

Legato donation to St Gabriels

Anne Rabbitte TD, Minister of State for the Department of Children, Disability and Equality and Mayor Daniel Butler at the opening of St Gabriel’s Children’s Respite House in Mungret last year. Picture: Rachel Petticrew/ilovelimerick.

Legato Health Technologies has made a donation to St. Gabriel’s Foundation, which provides specialist services and respite for children with severe life-limiting disabilities. St. Gabriel’s Foundation is located in Mungret, Co Limerick, and has recently opened their Children’s Respite House which cost nearly €3 million to build.

St. Gabriel’s Foundation is hugely grateful to Legato Health Technologies for its recent corporate donation. The foundation provides a range of specialist services and therapeutic interventions to over 900 children with disabilities in Limerick and the mid-west and additional services including St. Gabriel’s School, Hydropool, Orthotics clinic, and the recently opened respite house.

John Shaw, Country Head, Legato Health Technologies said, “Legato Health Technologies is committed to the healthcare sector through the services we provide, and we believe in the work St. Gabriel’s Foundation is doing so we felt this Legato donation to St Gabriel’s was essential. Providing services to families from the beginning of their journey and supporting children as they grow, helping them to realize their potential along the way, is something we are proud to be connected with.”

Kate Finucane, St Gabriel’s Fundraising and Marketing Manager said, “Thanks to this Legato donation to St Gabriels we can continue to provide services to children with disabilities in Limerick and the Midwest. St. Gabriel’s currently assists 900 children and their families and by having the support of businesses in the community, St. Gabriel’s can continue to provide these much-needed services. Our traditional fundraising methods were heavily impacted by the pandemic, so it is heartening to see companies like Legato Health Technologies helping St. Gabriel’s to reach their fundraising targets.”

In October of 2021, the Purpose-built respite centre was officially opened. Family needs were the inspiration behind the building of this state-of-the-art children’s respite house. The centre was designed and purpose-built in 2018 to provide overnight respite breaks for children with severe physical disabilities and additional complex medical needs from across the Midwest.

At the time of the launch Máire O’Leary, CEO of St Gabriel’s said, “The opening of the respite house has made such a difference to the children and families who need respite services. These are children with very complex needs, requiring specialist services and round-the-clock care. Many of the children are non-verbal, use wheelchairs and are peg-fed, and need oxygen and suction.

Máire also said, “We are so proud of all the staff at St Gabriel’s we are excited to bring on board new staff who have training and skills to care for these most vulnerable children, families need to know that the staff is well trained, compassionate and committed to their child’s wellbeing.”

Further information on the work of St. Gabriel’s Foundation can be found HERE 

For other stories on St Gabriel’s Foundation, go HERE

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