The Friends has two core objectives:
- To provide medical equipment, facilities, including buildings, services, and patient comforts in the hospital which would not otherwise be available from ordinary hospital funds. In addition to provide financial assistance for equipment/furniture and services off the Hospital campus for outpatient care and others with special needs, which would not otherwise be available from ordinary hospital or HSE funds.
- To provide voluntary work to support and augment the ordinary Hospital services both for impatient and outpatients
The Friends of Galway Patients is a registered charity run by volunteers with 100% of all monies raised going directly to improve patient care at Galway Hospitals.