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Lessons from a Children’s Ambulance Cleaning Program That Can Be Used for COVID-19 and Beyond


Launched by The Saoirse Foundation in 2013, BUMBLEance, The Children’s National Ambulance Service, is a state-of-the-art ambulance service in Ireland specifically designed and tailored exclusively for children.  This webinar will highlight lessons learned from this children’s ambulance program regarding best practices for vehicle disinfection, including the importance of improving upon existing, traditional methods of the disinfection process that can be used during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. 

Tony Heffernan
The Saoirse Foundation
Founder and CEO
Tralee, Ireland

Tony Heffernan is founder and CEO of The Saoirse Foundation, an Ireland-based organization that grew out of the Bee for Battens initiative with a mission to support children with rare and genetic diseases and their families. He is a former Ships Captain and after graduating in 1993 from CIT Cork, he returned in 1995 to complete his master’s degree. Through its global connections, Bee for Battens became a founding member of the Batten Disease International Alliance, a global organization representing patients, families, research and clinical facilities from every continent affected by the rare, fatal condition Batten Disease. Heffernan was elected the Alliance’s first president in 2010. Heffernan is a key member of the Minister for Health’s National Steering Group, tasked with developing Ireland’s first national rare disease plan and strategy. He is a director of the Medical Research Charities Group (MRCG), which promotes a dynamic approach to medical research in Ireland, with the ultimate goal of improving the nation’s health.

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