The Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise is among those to benefit from a €1 million donation from MMA fighter Conor McGregor.
A large delivery of PPE arrived to the Portlaoise hospital at the weekend as 50,000 face masks were distributed to hospitals in the Leinster region.
McGregor purchased €1 million worth of equipment after being contacted by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe.
Las week the Mater Hospital in Dublin received a delivery of sterile gloves.
CONOR McGREGOR’S donation of €1m towards supplying PPE to hospitals across the country has continued to be rolled out.
McGregor said last week: “Today I am purchasing myself €1 million worth of personal protective equipment to be deployed to all the fighting hospitals in the Leinster region.
“Our most affected region to this date.
“St James’, Mater, Tallaght, Beaumont, Vincent’s. Where would we be without these brave men and women I do not know.
“I have used my platforms multiple times since this has began. First encouraging hand wash etiquette/ not touching face, plus keeping distance.”
The distribution of the equipment was facilitated by the Heroes Aid organisation which was set up by Galway woman Mary Leahy.
Doug Leddin, who is a mental health advocate and involved with the Heroes Aid organisation, posted on Twitter yesterday.
“What a day! @TheNotoriousMMA made over €1 million available for sourcing and purchasing PPE equipment and with the driving force of @GalwayLeahy and assistance of @Heroes_Aid we delivered 50,000 ffp2 masks across Ireland today to our every day superheros. Kindness from everyone.”
He added: “Next week @TheNotoriousMMA has a hell of a lot more PPE equipment being distributed across Ireland.
“Serious supply chain, resources and dedication from all his team and those working with @GalwayLeahy and Heroes_Aid.”