Pet Stop Discount Warehouse

The Friends of Sligo University Hospital are delighted to announce that “Pet Stop Discount Warehouse and Fuel Centre” have chosen Cardiac Services at Sligo University Hospital as their charity of the year 2012/2013.

Pet Stop Discount Warehouse and Fuel CentreFrom September 2012 to August 2013 inclusive, 1% of their monthly turnover will be donated to the Friends of Sligo University Hospital, which will raise vital funding towards the establishment of a fixed Cardiac Cath Laboratory* at Sligo University Hospital, thus enhancing facilities for patients throughout the North West.

Announcing the association with their Charity of the Year, John McKeon and Alistair North, Pet Stop stated: “We are very proud to be able to support the vital fund raising campaign for Cardiac Services at Sligo University Hospital. Improved local facilities will provide a real difference for patients and their families throughout the North West catchment areas”.

Pet Stop funding campaign for Cardiac Services Sligo University Hospital

Pictured at the recent announcement of the Pet Stop funding campaign for Cardiac Services at Sligo University Hospital,
L/R: Grainne McCann, Acting Regional Manager, John McKeon, Pet Stop, Dr. Donal Murray, Consultant Cardiologist, Karen Reynolds, Accreditation/Quality Co-ordinator, Mary Tighe, Friends of Sligo University Hospital.


Pet Stop Discount Warehouse is the leading Animal and Petshop product and service provider in the Northwest with stores located at Sligo Retail Park, Castlebar and Ballina.
“Our aim is to provide the most competitive and recession-proof pricing in the Northwest area. The company was established in December 2008 and our aim is to provide top quality products and produce lines to satisfy our current customers and potential customer’s needs. Pet Stop Discount Warehouse sees itself as an integral part of the local community environment and as part of the local community prides itself in providing vital sponsorship to various community initiatives and groups throughout the Northwest region.

Pet Stop bannerOur main focus is the loyalty of our customer base and to provide friendly and professional staff to cater for all our customer needs with weekly “Hot Deals” and “Promotions” to add further value for our customers.

Pet Stop Discount Warehouse in Sligo Retail Park also provides an on-site professional Pet Grooming Service and all our stores also incorporate Fuel Service Centres to provide all your fuel requirements at the most competitive prices in the Northwest area with a free delivery service provided as standard.
We also provide ample free parking facilities at our main store in the Carraroe Retail Park and all our stores are open for business seven days for our customer’s convenience”.

*The need for a permanent cath lab to help save the lives of heart attack victims was outlined at the recent launch of the funding campaign by Dr Donal Murray, Consultant Cardiologist at Sligo University Hospital.

‘While we have a very good service in place currently within the hospital and prior to admission for patients who have suffered a heart attack, a cardiac catheterisation laboratory is now regarded as the treatment of choice for many patients with acute myocardial infarction within two hours of first medical contact,’ he says.
This service is currently not provided in the North West. The nearest such centre is in Dublin or Galway – a two- to three-hour drive time, too far to be of benefit for a heart attack patient in the northwest”.
And while Sligo University Hospital was the first hospital in Ireland to introduce the concept of a visiting cath lab in 2000, it is provided on just one day per week, providing a diagnostic service for patients with suspected heart disease or heart attack.
The future of cardiac services nationally is currently being examined and it is hoped that Sligo University Hospital will be approved for a fixed laboratory. This would dramatically improve the quality of care of patients with cardiac conditions in Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal, north Roscommon, north Mayo and West Cavan”, he said.

Welcoming this positive development,

Gerry McManus, Chairperson Friends of Sligo University Hospital, stated “I greatly appreciate the support from Pet Stop for our fundraising initiatives for the hospital and I ask for staff and users of the hospital service to support Pet Stop in this venture”.

Domhnall Mc Loughlin, Assistant Regional Manager, Sligo University Hospital stated “I warmly welcome the decision of Pet Stop to designate the Friends of Sligo University Hospital as its Charity of the Year.  I sincerely thank John and Alistair from Pet Stop for their generosity particularly in these difficult economic times.  I urge other local businesses to consider similar initiatives to help the Friends of Sligo University Hospital in its fundraising endeavours”.

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