Donated funds received are used to improve the treatment and welfare of current and future patients of St. James’s. Here are some examples of recent projects which have been made possible through the donors' geneorosity.
There are two ways which funds received for the general benefit of St. James’s are disbursed within the hospital.
The first is via an annual competition open to all hospital departments and members of staff. Through this, departments and staff can make submissions for funding to the Foundation for specific projects, for example, purchasing a specific piece of equipment, arranging an excursion for patients or refurbishing a certain room.
The other way unrestricted donations are used is to fund specific campaigns. In 2010, the St. James's Hospital Foundation is supporting the stroke service's campaign to raise €250,000. Donations received through the Annual Golf Classic, the Liberties Fun Run and the Dolls' House Raffle, among others, have been allocated for this purpose.
Donations dedicated for a specific department or purpose are ring-fenced, and disbursed following agreement with the local department involved.
The Foundation office also manages funds on behalf of individuals within the hospital who fundraise for their own departments – and administers disbursement from these funds.
Please read about how some disbursements below have helped the staff at St. James's Hospital to improve the treatment and welfare of patients.