We have some incredible supporters at Barretstown and Fleming Medical are just that.
Since 2010, Fleming Medical has been donating medical supplies to Barretstown’s onsite Med Shed. The “Med Shed” is the camps Medical Centre, it is designed to be a sheltering, friendly environment to provide care for minor injuries, general paediatric problems, and administer oral medications including oral chemotherapy, IV push chemotherapy and factor infusions.
Barretstown rebuilds the lives of children affected by childhood cancer and their families through a medically endorsed, activity-based programme.
Volunteer doctors and nurses from around the world join Eimear Kinsella, Nursing & Family Liaison Director and for each session during the summer.
Mark Fleming, MD of Fleming Healthcare said “We are delighted to again donate to the Med Shed at Barretstown, the work that Eimear and the team do there is fantastic, it’s hard believe we have been working with the team for the last 9 years!”.
Eimear Kinsella, Nursing & Family Liaison Director said, “Having this donation for the Med Shed is great help for us here in Barretstown as we get geared up for the summer – we really appreciate the annual donations from Mark & all at Fleming Medical”.
At Barrretstown, Children from 7 to 17, come from Ireland and across Europe to take part in activities such as canoeing, high ropes, drama and arts and crafts. Through their achievements at camp they regain confidence and self-esteem.
They learn new coping skills to help them deal with the challenges their illness presents. For family members, Barretstown gives them the opportunity to spend much needed quality time together, interacting with each other in a positive and fun environment which re-energises and renews their ability to cope with the stresses of dealing with a potentially life-threatening situation in their family.
About Fleming Medical
Fleming Medical is an Irish family-owned, leading innovator of healthcare products. Founded by CEO, Mark Fleming 30 years ago, the company operates successfully in more than 20 countries worldwide, providing quality healthcare products under the Medicare brand name, among others.