Pinnacle contributes to nurse’s salary to support expert palliative care
BELFAST software firm Pinnacle has provided a perfect solution for Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice after it signed up for the charity’s Time To Care initiative which supports the salaries of hospice nurses.
Time To Care, partnered by major local companies such as Van Rath and Nambarrie, allow the corporate sector to directly fund nursing salaries, enabling Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice to continue to provide the highest quality palliative care to babies, children and young people.
Pinnacle will support NI Children’s Hospice senior staff nurse Ciara Barry, a Queen’s University graduate who joined the charity in 2013.
Ciara, who boasts an Art and design degree as well as her Paediatric Nursing degree, said: “Working as part of a care team, we provide individualised nursing care and support to children and young people with life limiting conditions. It is a privilege to walk alongside these children and families in their journey and provide them with the opportunity to make precious memories and spend quality time together as a family.
“To receive support this from Pinnacle is great for both me and Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice – it provides comfort for us and our children because we depend heavily on the goodwill of the corporate sector and the community.”
Ken Montgomery, Chairman of Sage specialists Pinnacle, said: “The Pinnacle business started in Belfast in 1993 and although it is now a national company with offices throughout the UK and Ireland its roots remain firmly in Northern Ireland.
“As a successful local company, we at Pinnacle feel it is important to put something back into the community and have a proactive strategy to do this. To this end we are delighted to be involved with Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice and the great work it does. The dedication and commitment of the staff is truly inspirational.”
Pic (L-R) Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice senior staff nurse Ciara Barry and Ken Montgomery, Chairman of Pinnacle, welcome the company’s support of the charity’s 'Time To Care' initiative which supports nurses salaries.