Famous faces line up to support local HSE frontline staff

A host of famous faces from Meath and Louth have come together to launch the ‘Support our Frontline’ campaign on behalf of HSE Midlands Louth Meath.

Some very familiar names and personalities who have entertained us either on TV and radio, or on the field of sport feature including Hector O nEoghagain, Rob Kearney and Gordon Elliott. The message is clear – you can play your part because we are all in this together! Watch video here

There is nearly 7,000 health care staff working throughout the Midlands region in community and hospital services. There are many more in private health care services. The HSE are being supported by many other frontline services with local authority staff, the Gardai and many others going above and beyond to meet the needs of the public at this time. These people are leading the Frontline response to the Covid19 pandemic. These people are also part of our community, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunties and uncles, grandchildren and grandparents.

HSE Midlands Louth Meath is delighted to have the support Rob Kearney, Leinster Rugby Player; Gordon Elliott, Meath Champion Horse Trainer; Gerry Curley, Garda Superintendent, Dundalk; Colm O’Rourke, GAA Pundit and Former Meath Player; Vinny Perth, Dundalk FC Manager; Kerrie Leonard, Para-archer, Olympic Games; Conall McCaul, GAA Under 21 Player; Ciara Smyth, Meath U16 Football Leinster Young Player of the Year 2019 and Hector ó hEochagáin, Television and Radio Presenter.

It is hoped that by working with these household personalities in Louth Meath that we can further engage and encourage our community to support the frontline response and play their part and again highlight the important messages that the HSE are promoting every day across our media.

"Our collective community response to Covid19 is vital so everybody’s efforts are important. Covid19 is a global pandemic challenging our society. It has dramatically changed the way we live, how we connect and how we work. We are seeing the daily toll it is having on our health services, the tragic and unbearable consequences it has for families that have lost loved ones or who have cherished family members very sick in Hospital," said a spokesperson.

"We are asking everyone to help contain the spread by staying at home. To reach out and support the most vulnerable. To minimise unnecessary pressure and burden on frontline services and to always wash our hands and maintain physical distancing. We can play our part

"We can’t stop the virus, but together, we can reduce the impact it has on ourselves, our families, communities, our health service and our day-to-day lives. Our goal is to slow the spread of coronavirus. If we can slow it down, we give ourselves, and our most vulnerable people, more options and more time for care and recovery. Our collective efforts are critical, we need to do this together, as one community. We will be asking everyone to play their part, to help each other."