Cork gardaí make special delivery to hospitals and nursing homes ahead of Easter weekend

Cork gardaí make special delivery to hospitals and nursing homes ahead of Easter weekend
Community Policing Gardai from Anglesea Garda Station delivering Easter eggs to staff in the children's wards at the Mercy Hospital, South Infirmary Hospital and CUH.

The Easter Bunny is making his way to the patients and staff of local hospitals and care centres with the help of community gardaí in Cork.

Gardaí have been helping in the special delivery of chocolate eggs just in time for Easter.

Gardaí at Anglesea Street Garda Station were supported by a local supermarket and assisted by a local courier in delivering eggs to staff in the children’s ward in the South Infirmary Hospital, the childrens ward in the Mercy Hospital and the children’s ward in Cork University Hospital (CUH).

Garda Aishling O’Connell of Bandon Garda Station with Matron Breda O’Donovan of Bandon Community Hospital .
Garda Aishling O’Connell of Bandon Garda Station with Matron Breda O’Donovan of Bandon Community Hospital .

Easter eggs were also dispatched to residents of Kinsale Road Centre and Ashbourne House in Glounthaune and to other projects in Togher and Gurranbraher.

The Community Policing Gardaí in Cork city wished everyone a Happy Easter and thanked all those involved for their generosity in making Easter celebrations a possibility for so many.

Garda Damien Craven delivering Easter eggs to residenta of Cramers Court Nursing Home. Photo credit: Cramers Court Nursing Home.
Garda Damien Craven delivering Easter eggs to residenta of Cramers Court Nursing Home. Photo credit: Cramers Court Nursing Home.

Gardaí in Bandon handed out Easter eggs in Bandon Community Hospital, courtesy of a local business.

Garda Aishling O’Connell of Bandon Garda Station delivered the eggs to Matron Breda O’Donovan for both staff and patients to enjoy.

Pictured is Cramers Court Nursing Home resident Frank Cooper getting a salute from Garda Damien Craven and Sergeant Sean Murray. Photo credit: Cramers Court Nursing Home.
Pictured is Cramers Court Nursing Home resident Frank Cooper getting a salute from Garda Damien Craven and Sergeant Sean Murray. Photo credit: Cramers Court Nursing Home.

Community gardaí in Kinsale have also been busy with their deliveries of chocolate to care centres and nursing homes this week.

Residents of Haven Bay Care Centre in Ballynacubby and Cramers Court Retirement and Nursing Home in Ballindeenisk were delighted with their delivery from local gardaí courtesy of local businesses.

Pictured (l-r) with the delivery are Cramers Court Nursing Home’s Clinical Nurse Manager, Renkitha Jose; Person in Charge, Raquel Yap; and Activities Coordinator, Teresa O'Donovan. Photo credit: Cramers Court Nursing Home,
Pictured (l-r) with the delivery are Cramers Court Nursing Home’s Clinical Nurse Manager, Renkitha Jose; Person in Charge, Raquel Yap; and Activities Coordinator, Teresa O'Donovan. Photo credit: Cramers Court Nursing Home,

Activities coordinator at Cramers Court Nursing Home, Teresa O'Donovan, said that everyone was delighted with the “incredibly kind” gesture which was a “tremendous show of community spirit”.

“Having this special delivery escorted by the Community Gardaí meant there was great excitement across the home, and we felt it was thoroughly deserving of a guard of honour by staff,” she said.

Pictured is Garda Peter Moran with Cramers Court Nursing Home resident Betty Gaffney. Photo credit: Cramers Court Nursing Home.
Pictured is Garda Peter Moran with Cramers Court Nursing Home resident Betty Gaffney. Photo credit: Cramers Court Nursing Home.

Gardaí of Cork city and county continue to deliver to those who have been most affected by the current Covid-29 crisis ahead of this Easter weekend.

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