A new vintage phone box mounted defibrillator (AED) has been installed in the Milk Market this past week by a project team from Stryker Limerick. The phone box protects the AED from the elements, is a highly visible land mark in the event of an emergency, and pays homage to an important piece of Irish heritage within the historic market that dates back hundreds of years and comes just in time for the busy Christmas period.
“The Limerick Milk Market are delighted to receive the early Christmas present of potentially lifesaving equipment in the new AED (Defibrillator) that will be housed in in perfectly restored vintage phone box at the Milk Market, kindly supported by Stryker Limerick. We are very grateful for the generosity and community spirit demonstrated by the team at Stryker who have delivered the project, along with all the supports and infrastructure from start to finish, for which we cannot thank them enough for this vital support!” Said David Fitzgerald, General Manager, Limerick Milk Market.
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with their customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.
In Ireland, Stryker employs 3,800 talented team members at three locations, Limerick, Cork and Belfast, and are proud to support the communities where we live and work.
“We are honored to welcome such an important community asset to the Milk Market and surrounding area that will provide lifesaving assistance for someone who experiences difficulties with cardiac arrest. This project is a perfect fit for the Milk Market considering the tens of thousands of visitors we receive each week and the seamless way the phone box blends into the historic Market. On behalf of the Limerick Market Trustees, as a community focused non-profit Trust, we would once again like to wholeheartedly thank the team at Stryker for their time and resources they have given back to the people of Limerick," said Liam Flannery, Chairman of the Limerick Market Trustees.