Medical devices company does its bit to help alleviate homeless crisis

Pictured at the presentation of a cheque by Creganna Medical to the Peter McVerry Trust were, from left: Patricia O’Sullivan, Senior HR Manager, Creganna Medical; Seamus Fahey, Director of Design, Creganna Medical; Nell Ward, Corporate Fundraising Manager, Peter McVerry Trust; and Patricia Conroy, L&D Manager, Creganna Medical.
Pictured at the presentation of a cheque by Creganna Medical to the Peter McVerry Trust were, from left: Patricia O’Sullivan, Senior HR Manager, Creganna Medical; Seamus Fahey, Director of Design, Creganna Medical; Nell Ward, Corporate Fundraising Manager, Peter McVerry Trust; and Patricia Conroy, L&D Manager, Creganna Medical.

A local medical devices company has presented a cheque for €26,000 to a housing and homelessness charity, money which it raised as part of a leadership activity at the company’s recent global leadership summit in Dublin.

Creganna Medical, part of TE Connectivity donated the funding to the Peter McVerry Trust, a national housing and homeless charity and works with people throughout Ireland at its sites in Dublin, the Midlands and the Midwest.

“Creganna Medical is delighted to be in a position to support the Peter McVerry Trust and to promote the importance of inclusion and diversity beyond the company walls,” said Diarmuid Flavin, plant manager of Creganna Medical in Galway.

“Inclusion is a sense of belonging; feeling respected, valued and seen for who you are and everybody has a right to that, regardless of their situation,” he said – the donation by Creganna Medical coincided with a host of other company initiatives to mark the importance of ‘Inclusion & Diversity’ in the workplace and beyond.

The CEO of the Peter McVerry Trust, Pat Doyle, said the donation “will allow us to create better responses to the needs of those on the margins of Irish society and ultimately create pathways to housing for the thousands of people we support each year”.

Creganna Medical is part of TE Connectivity, a $12 billion global technology leader. TE Connectivity’s 7,000+ engineers partner with customers in over 150 countries across a wide range of industries.

Creganna Medical is ranked among the top three global companies in the medical device outsourcing industry. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of minimally invasive delivery and access devices for a range of therapies.

Serving over 400 customers across 30 countries, Creganna Medical’s customers include the world’s leading medical device companies. Headquartered in Galway, Creganna Medical has a global operational footprint with design and manufacturing facilities spanning the US, South America, Europe and Asia.