Welcome to The Saoirse Foundation
At the Saoirse Foundation we are working towards creating a better world for critically ill children all over Ireland. We have three main projects where we work on making positive life impacts for sick children.
BUMBLEance is the world’s first fully interactive and most modern ambulance on the planet and is especially designed for children. BUMBLEance transports sick and disabled children from both rural and urban areas who require transportation between their home and a national treatment centre, hospital, hospice or respite centre.
BUMBLEance is medically equipped to the highest specification and decorated with child friendly features with everything to eliminate stress including using the latest technology on board such as WiFi, games consoles, DVD, TV, iPad and along with audio, video facilities & much more. The expert personnel do all they can to make each and every journey comfortable, happy and safe.
BUMBLEance also provide “Angel Trips”. An Angel trip is the final journey a sick child and parents take together on earth before they grow their Angel Wings.
Liam’s Lodge will be Ireland’s 1st National Respite Centre for Children with rare and genetic disorders and their families. It will be the country’s second palliative care centre for children with life limiting illnesses.
When built, Liam’s Lodge will provide families with full respite care services and comprehensive care plans for each child delivered by highly trained medical and care personnel.
The centre will also develop and deliver accredited training courses for professional medical and non-medical care providers involved in rare and genetic disorders.
Bee For Battens
Bee For Battens provides a Support Programme for families and communities affected by Batten Disease. This includes family information packs, health care information and resources, ongoing family contact and support, international research, liaison with international counterparts and bereavement support. This is a rare genetic brain disease that is always fatal.