Global banking and financial services company, BNY Mellon has donated iPad Minis to the Mercy University Hospital, which will be used in the Children's Leukaemia Unit and across the hospital for patients isolated due to Covid-19.
The donation to the Mercy University Hospital is part of a wider gesture by the company to help keep patients and medical staff connected with their loved ones during the pandemic.
"BNY Mellon has taken a series of humanitarian actions in an effort to help those negatively affected by the virus, including making philanthropic commitments to important support organisations in regions where employees live and work, including organisations working on the front lines in the US, Europe and mainland China, and other affected areas in Asia and India," a spokesperson for the company told.
"One element of this includes donating video-capable tablets to hospitals to help patients and medical staff communicate with loved ones.
"Over 700 have been donated to hospitals and nursing homes globally, including to the Mercy University Hospital in Cork," the spokesperson continued.
Mícheál Sheridan, CEO at Mercy University Hospital Foundation extended his sincere thanks to BNY Mellon for the donation, noting that the devices are particularly beneficial when used in distraction techniques during needle procedures with children to reduce anxiety.