Hospices


A Little Lifetime Foundation

A Little Lifetime Foundation formerly Isands (Irish Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society) is a support group for families bereaved by stillbirth or neonatal death.  

A Little Lifetime Foundation helps parents whose baby has died or is expected to die before or soon after birth.  

 

Anam Cara - Supporting Parents after Loss

Anam Cara is a national voluntary organisation set up by bereaved parents in 2008 after the death of their children.  Our aim is to provide the relevant services, support and understanding to families who have expereinced the death of a son or daughter
For each of us the death of our child has been a different experience.  For some it was expected.  For others it was sudden, through illness or accident.  It may have been a cot death or a still birth, suicide or substance abuse.  It may have been recent or decades ago, our may have been young or old.
What connects us all is the devastating sense of loss we experience.
Within each other we have found a level of support and understanding that others could not offer.
All Anam Cara Services are offered without charge to our parents.

Bantry Hospice Project


The Bantry Hospice Project was formed with the intention of providing the capital expenditure necessary to put in place palliative care beds within the grounds of Bantry Hospital. The objective of the committee is that the units will consist of a large bedroom en-suite with a lounge/kitchen area for family members. The unit will add to the existing complement of beds within the Bantry Hospital facility and when the relevant beds are unoccupied for palliative care they can be used by the management of the hospital for other patients. This model of palliative care is already working very successfully in a number of other smaller hospitals in the Cork County. This project will have the full support of Marymount Hospice and they will provide every assistance where possible, including training and the use of the existing palliative care team already in place in West Cork.


Brain Tumour Ireland

The charity was founded in 2012 by a small group of people caring for a family member who was sadly lost to a Brain Tumour in early 2012. As a national voluntary organisation our aim is to continue to fight the battle against the disease in her honour. Through the Ronnie Fehily Foundation we hope to create a place where people can come for information , guidance and comfort. A place to learn what to expect and a community to provide support.

Breast Cancer Research ( NBCRI ) National Breast Cancer Research Institute

The key objective of the NBCRI is to conduct relevant, ethical research into the biology of breast cancer to determine the cause of this disease and improve the treatment for patients. The NBCRI also works to raise awareness of breast cancer and fundraise to provide improved breast cancer services for women throughout Ireland.

Under the directorship of Professor Michael Kerin and his team, the research work of the NBCRI is now recognised internationally and we collaborate with a number of  research facilities throughout the world. The NBCRI team have recently made a world class research breakthrough and we hope that within a few years a simple blood test will be capable of detecting breast cancer. Your support will assist us to continue our valuable work and progress this exciting research.

BrĂș Columbanus

 Brú Columbanus is a facility that provides “home from home” accommodation for relatives of seriously ill patients in Cork Hospitals and Hospice.

 

Families first concern is the health of their loved one but consideration has also to be given to the practicalities of their time away from home.Where can they stay?How are they going to finance all this?These worries are removed for families who stay in Brú as we provide our service completely free of charge. We offer a warm welcome caring environment, where families can be together, relax and feel at home.  Brú Columbanus comprises 26 ensuite family rooms, and families who are all in similar situations– get real support and understanding from each other in a way that may be more difficult for family and friends at home to offer. The families who stay in Brú are people just like you and me who never expected to find themselves in such a terrible situation. 

We operate with the minimum possible of paid staff, helped by a number of dedicated volunteers. We have an excellent group of volunteers at present. Our volunteers give freely of their time and expertise and add to the calm, caring environment we provide to all in the house.

 

 

Drive to Survive

The Drive to Survive Campaign aims to mobilise the country to raise funds for Hospices in Ireland.

The late Cllr John Gallahue, a community activist & committed fundraiser, wished to set up a national charity which would get people together to raise funds for Cancer Care.

Now you can help us turn this wish into a reality.

We are looking for people in every part of the country to host fundraisers in their local area which will contribute to the overall fund and which will go to every Hospice in Ireland.

Fundraisers can be small or big and no amount is too little or too large to be considered.

DSPCA


The Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is Ireland’s largest, most progressive and innovative animal welfare organisation. Every year we rescue and rehabilitate thousands of sick and injured domestic animals and wildlife and place them in loving homes or return them to the wild.



We treat the animals that come into our care like our own family. We do all that we can to ensure a healthy and happy life for pets and wildlife. This philosophy is at the core of all that we do from medical treatment and rehabilitation to standing up for the rights of neglected and abused animals by lobbying for improved legislation and prosecution.


Galway Hospice Foundation


The Galway Hospice Foundation is a voluntary organisation. It was established in 1986 when a group of local doctors and nurses came together with a view to developing hospice services for the people of Galway city and county, as no such services existed there at the time.



Initially the Foundation researched the need for this service among Health Care professionals and, having received a positive response, set about raising the funds for the provision of a Home Care Service initially, with the aim of following with Inpatient, Day Care and support services as resources allowed.



The Home Care Service was launched in January 1990 with an initial team of one doctor, one full-time and one part-time nurse. Since then the team has grown to two doctors, ten Clinical Nurse Specialists, Social Workers and Pastoral Care. The service is available 7 days per week, 365 days per year.



While the majority of patients cared for by the Galway Hospice team express the wish to remain at home, and with the support of the Home Care Service are able to do so, there are patients who, for a variety of reasons, may not. Some patients' symptoms may be difficult to control in the community, carers may need a period of respite, and sometimes patients may not have the support systems to allow them to remain in their own homes throughout their illness.



In order to answer the needs of those particular patients, the Galway Hospice Foundation, in 1992, set about raising the capital cost of a purpose built facility incorporating In-patient, Day Care and support services. The cost which was approx. €2.6 million (a very sizeable sum at that time) was raised totally through voluntary subscriptions from the community, business, farming and professional sectors of Galway city and county and also through individual donations from far and wide.



In 1997, funding from the Western Health Board (now HSE West) was received for the running costs of the Inpatient Unit, allowing the first patients to be admitted in December of that year. Patients are admitted for either symptom control, respite, psychological support, end of life care or a combination of these. The usual length of stay is approximately two weeks, though this is reviewed on an individual basis.



At the Hospice, the multidisciplinary team includes a Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Medical Officers, Clinical Nurse Managers, Staff Nurses, Auxiliary Nurses, Pastoral Care and Social Workers. Day Care opened in 1998, with patients coming from home to meet one another in a social rather than clinical environment, and to be clinically reviewed by the multidisciplinary team. Many enjoy availing of the services of hairdresser, massage therapist, physiotherapist, reflexologist and other therapists available within the Day Care Unit.


Get BACk Challenge


The Get BACk Challenge is now in its seventh year of operation having starting in 2006.  An annual charity cycle and walk are the main fundraising drivers in addition to attracting corporate support from businesses throughout the region. The Get BACk Challenge was initially developed to bring businesses and their associates together to raise funds in tackling cancer using a ‘top down’ (care) and ‘bottom up’ (prevention) approach.



This year we are specifically raising funds to support a range of programmes and activity that uses sport to make a difference to the lives of children liiving in areas of social disadvanatge and also to support activity programmes for children with disabilities.   


Hospice Africa Ireland

Hospice Africa Ireland (HAI) is a support organisation for Hospice Africa Uganda (HAU). Core activities of Hospice Africa Ireland include fund-raising, co-ordination activities with HAU, awareness raising about the activities of HAU and advocacy for Palliative care access for those in developing countries using the HAU model of care. Hospice Africa Uganda provides palliative care services for people living with HIV/AIDS and/or Cancer and their families in Uganda.

Irish Hospice Foundation


The Irish Hospice Foundation supports the development of hospice care and promotes the hospice philosophy across Ireland. Our vision is that no one should have to face death without appropriate care and support. This includes support for families and loved ones, extending into bereavement.


Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association


In Ireland, one person dies every five days from Motor Neurone Disease; an incurable neurological condition. The IMNDA is dedicated to providing care for people with MND, their carers and families as well as supporting research into the disease. The IMNDA is a small organisation that receives minimum funding from the government. We have a huge dependency on fundraising to enable us to continue providing the vital services to the MND community; such as financial assistance towards home help, specialised equipment on loan and home visiting by our MND Nurse Specialist. The most significant benefit that can be hoped for from funds received is to allow sufferers of Motor Neurone Disease to live as active citizens within their community and to remain in their home with their families for as long as possible.


Irish Therapy Dogs

Irish Therapy Dogs mission is to provide physical, therapeutic and educational benefit to people - young and old - in hospitals, nursing homes, day care centres, schools and other places where people may be restricted from having pets and where the presence of dogs, and their handlers, will add comfort and support.

Kerry Hospice Foundation Limited

Kerry Hospice Foundation provides funding for the care of terminally ill people in Kerry. This is delivered through our state of the art Palliative Day Care Facility, through beds in community hospitals and through our home care nurses.

WE ARE CURRENTLY FUNDRAISING TO CONSTRUCT A 12 TO 15 BED INPATIENT UNIT AT OUR EXISTING DAY CARE FACILITY

Kildare and West Wicklow Hospice - St. Brigid's, The Curragh


The Friends of St Brigid's Hospice and Home Care Services is a voluntary organisation with charitable status. Its purpose is to financially support and nurture the aspirations for palliative hospice and home care at St Brigid's Hospice, Drogheda Memorial Hospital, The Curragh, Co Kildare. Our organisation consists of fourteen fund-raising groups throughout the Kildare and West Wicklow area.



The specialist palliative care service for Kildare West Wicklow is based in St Brigid's Hospice.  Patients are referred to the service for symptom management and end of life care.   Patients can access the service as inpatients in St Brigid's Hospice, in Naas General Hospital and at home via the palliative homecare team.   Patients are admitted to St Brigid's Hospice for symptom control, respite care and end of life care.   Length of stay varies from person to person and is dependant on the patient's needs.   Patients are prioritised for admission based on their need for specialist palliative care treatment. 


Kinsale and District Lions club


Kinsale Lions club was founded in 1991 with the aim to raise funds for Charity and Community development. Its 35 members are drawn from all sections of the community. The Club has distributed up to €100K annually to many different causes and voluntary organisation who have come to rely on their continued support.



Many campaigns are focused such as the Hospital Day Care Centre and the Sick Children to Euro Disney, while others give modestly to where the need is greatest. The work of the club and its members is all voluntary and 100% of funds raised at paid to the Charity accounts. The Club is a member of the worldwide Lions International with 1.4 million members in 184 countries.


LauraLynn, Ireland's Children's Hospice

Tragically, almost ten children die every week in Ireland from a life-limiting condition and LauraLynn is still the only hospice in Ireland to care for these children. We are totally reliant on kind donations from our supporters to provide our hospice services.

LauraLynn provides home-support, respite and end-of-life care, to children with life-limiting conditions. Over the last year, we have introduced Sibling Camps, a full Bereavement Support Programme, and an Early Start Group for parents with very sick babies and toddlers. We are also on track to pilot an in-home respite care service this summer - LauraLynn@Home - making our services accessible to even more families who badly need our help.

While we cannot change a child's diagnosis, with YOUR help we can improve the quality of a child's life.

 Thank you for helping to make the most of short and precious lives. Your support means so much to us.

For more please view our intro video view our intro video here:

http://youtu.be/8bSgvqX6BnU

Or visit our website www.lauralynn.ie

Marymount Hospice Cork

Marymount University Hospice
 
Marymount is a Specialist Palliative Care Unit based at Marymount University Hospital & Hospice Curraheen Co. Cork, in a state of the art purpose build campus which opened in 2011. Our services are provided free of charge to anyone who needs them. 
We offer a 44-bed in-patient unit, but the hospice also offers care and support to those patients who choose to be cared for in their own homes. Working in close liaison with community based medical and nursing services, hospice based nurses will visit patients in their own home through the Community Palliative Care team. This service is designed to complement the skills and the resources of the patient’s own family doctor and other community based healthcare professionals. Other services available at Marymount include a Hospice Day Unit and Outpatients Assessment Unit.
 
The overall objective of our palliative care services is to ensure that patients are free from pain and other distressing symptoms, thus enabling them to live full, active and rewarding lives. The Sisters of Charity have cared for the people of Cork since 1870 and that tradition of dedicated and compassionate personal care is still very much in evidence today Hospice care is the total care of the patient and family at that stage of serious illness when the focus has shifted from treatment aimed at cure to ensuring quality of life. It seeks to relieve the physical symptoms of the illness while equally addressing the person’s emotional, social and spiritual needs. It seeks to treat the person rather than the illness and it is all about living life to the end.
 
The Friends of Marymount
 
The Friends are a unit of 30 Volunteers who receive no payments or commissions from any of the Fundraising Events carried out by them or by others on their behalf.  In 2005 the Friends received a Civic Award for their contribution to the Voluntary Sector of Cork City.
Affilliated to the Irish Hospice Foundation, the Friends of Marymount are a voluntary group who raise funds to enhance the hospital and to benefit the patients. Their major fundraising events are “Sunflower Days” and “Irelands Biggest Coffee Morning”.
The Friends are currently fundraising to support and maintain the current level of services available at the Hospital. Hospice, our Daycare Unit and our Home Care Units. Marymount University Hospice is very grateful for the ongoing support which it receives from the HSE, voluntary groups and organisations and also to the people of Cork City and County who have supported the work of the hospice over the past 125 years.

Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation

The Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation is a voluntary charitable organisation which was set up in 1992 to provide a Palliative Care service for patients with life threatening illness in counties Mayo and Roscommon.

The Foundation’s Mission Statement

Mayo/Roscommon Hospice Foundation affirms life. Respecting the uniqueness of each individual, caring and supporting to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families living with life threatening illnesses.

Milford Care Centre

Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick, established by the Little Company of Mary in 1928, provides Specialist Palliative Care through a comprehensive range of Hospice at Home, Specialist In-patient Unit and Day Care Centre services.  These services are provided throughout the Mid-West Region, incorporating Counties Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary.

Our primary objective, as set out in our Mission Statement is:-

"We in Milford Care Centre as a Little Company of Mary Health Care facility aim to provide the highest quality of care to patients or residents, family and friends, both in the areas of palliative care and services to the older person, as envisaged by Venerable Mary Potter"

In order to maintain services at levels capable of responding to the ever growing needs and operating to the highest standards of care, there continues to be a significant reliance on fundraising events which are vital to make up the shortfall necessary to sustain the provision of this high quality of care on offer at Milford Hospice.

 

North Louth Hospice & Home Care Foundation


North Louth Hospice and Homecare Foundation was formed in 1992 with the objective of providing assistance to people diagnosed with Cancer and their families in the North Louth Area


North West Hospice

Our purpose is to provide specialist care with compassion for those living with life-limiting illness in our community: Sligo, Leitrim, South Donegal and West Cavan. We offer a full range of consultant-led specialist palliative care services through our 8 bed hospice, our community service and our hospital service. We are a registered charity and need to fundraise €1 million each year to fund our services.

North Westmeath Hospice


Thank you for helping us to provide quality homecare support and palliative care to the people of North Westmeath.


Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services, Harold's Cross and Blackrock Hospice


Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross was founded in 1879 by the Religious Sisters of Charity as Ireland’s first Hospice facility and has since played a pivotal role in the development of hospice and palliative care in Ireland.  Palliative Care  aims to meet the physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of patients at the end of their lives and also supports their families both before and after the death of a loved one. Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services now provides three specialist services for patients in two locations, Harold’s Cross and Blackrock (Hospice): 



o         Palliative Care/end of life care



o         Gerontology/extended care, respite and rehabilitation for older people



o         Rheumatology/specialist rehabilitation and treatment 



Funded by the HSE, Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services relies on fundraising, donations and legacies to maintain and develop the highest quality of service to those in our care.  Recent major capital programmes funded by donors included the Education and Research Centre and Anna Gaynor House, a 100 bedded residential unit (part funded by the HSE) and completed in August 2009.


Outreach Moldova (ORM)

OutReach Moldova (ORM) is an Irish Charity that has been working for 10 years with abandoned and orphaned children with special needs in the Republic of Moldova

Mission Statement:

Outreach Moldova is dedicated to providing basic human rights, medical care and social justice for children that have been abandoned or orphaned, children with special needs and children with terminal illnesses in the Republic of Moldova.

Goals:

The goal of ORM is to provide immediate and ongoing assistance where necessary, provide the necessary training and supervision required, assist in and develop long-term, self-sustaining programs that will have a positive and lasting impact in the lives of these needy children and their care givers. We also strive to provide for the communities working with these children

How do we achieve this goal?

We work the belief that each life matters. In partnership with the Moldovan people we hope to change the way people think about and define both “disability” and illness; We hope to break down and end the internalized shame among people with disabilities; and promote the belief in society that disability is a natural part of human diversity in which people living with disabilities can take pride.

Vision:

ORM’s vision is that each person who is physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged deserves to be given special treatment, education and appropriate care required by their particular condition regardless of circumstance.

Core Values:

  • Collaboration and Cooperation with those who share common goals
  • Organsiation and Openness to provide for those in need
  • Respect for human dignity
  • Enhance quality of life through appropriate care
  • Value the input of those who want to help and hear all voices
  • Assist wherever possible and advocate human rights
  • Learn from those around us
  • Understand that no one person can make a change, it takes an entire community
  • Enable those whom circumstance has managed to disable
  • Strive for sustainability

 

Race the Ras Charity Cycle

Race The Rás is a fund-raising organisation set up in 2011 to specifically raise money by encouraging 'ordinary cyclists' to take the route that the professionals take for the An Post Rás every May - and to do it on the SAME DAY!  AN Ras (Irish for race) is a gruelling, professional cycling event which is run across 800 miles of Irish roads and mountains over 8 days. Given that the Tour de France is around 2000 miles over 20 days, this challenge is a huge one!

Taking part with these cyclists will be numerous GAA and Cycling Legends from all over the country who will test themselves to the limits of endurance in an effort to raise money for charity.

Ultimately, the goal is to raise money for our charity - The National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI)  -  this is the challenge of a lifetime with a little madness thrown in. Breast Cancer Research is a very worthy cause and your support would be much appreciated. 

SERVE

SERVE is a development and volunteering organisation committed to tackling poverty in the developing world. We strive to do this by working in solidarity, service and partnership with marginalised and oppressed communities, empowering them to tackle the root causes of poverty and injustice. SERVE focuses specifically on programmes and projects that help communities enhance the lives of children and young people and recognises that gender equality is pivotal to achieving justice, equality and sustainable development.

The first volunteer group went to the Philippines after 6 months of ideating and planning in 2003. This 12 member group were placed with the local partners for 9 weeks and were involved with building projects and other community work. Today, we have established local partners in Brazil, South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, India, Thailand and the Philippines. SERVE is now not only involved with volunteering programmes but also designs and delivers development education workshops for schools, youth groups and different community groups. SERVE mainly works for enhancing the lives of youth and women and for positive outcomes for gender. We support the Millennium Development Goals and constantly innovate ways to raise funds for our partners in the developing world.

www.serve.ie

 

South Tipperary Hospice


The South Tipperary Hospice Movement is a voluntary organisation, funded by the people of South Tipperary/West Waterford, which employs Palliative Care Sisters who provide help and expertise to patients with cancer and their families at home, and in hospitals and nursing homes. The Movement consists of a steering committee which is responsible for the running of the movement, whose members give of their time and professional expertise in a voluntary capacity, and to which the clinical team reports. The clinical team supervises the work of the nurses.



What do we do?



• We affirm life and regard dying as a normal process.

• We liaise closely with general practitioners and public health nurses.

• We offer advice re symptom management.

• We aim for the highest possible quality of life for the patient and family.

• We offer support to the extended family.

• As part of our service we aim to enhance the psychological, physical, social and spiritual care of the patient.

• We provide education to other professionals and interested groups

• We give continued support to the bereaved family and when necessary family members are referred to our Bereavement Councilor 


St. Francis Hospice Raheny/Blanchardstown

Since 1989 St. Francis Hospice has provided a service of specialist palliative care to people in North Dublin in advanced stages of cancer, motor neuron disease and HIV/AIDS, as well as support for their families and friends.  There are no charges for services provided by St. Francis Hospice.

The service is based on a Christian philosophy, which recognises the need to treat each person with dignity, respect and compassion, irrespective of their cultural or religious background. Our current range of services within the Community includes specialist palliative care, Hospice Day Care, Out-Patient Clinics, our 19 bed In-patient Unit and Bereavement Support services.  

The Deferno Trust

The Deferno Trust was set up in January 2011 to assist in the fight against Tysabri related Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML).

Tysabri is a Multiple Sclerosis drug and PML is a rare disorder that damages the material that covers and protects nerves in the white matter of the brain, for which there is not cure. PML, in this case, is caused when Tysabri interacts with the JC Virus, a dormant virus that a majority of the world’s population carry. Tysabri related PML is extremely rare. As of July 2011, there are only 149 cases worldwide, of which 29 people have died.

Currently, Natalie Murphy, age 42 from Sligo remains the only confirmed case in Ireland/UK.

The Deferno Trust has two main aims – to assist with the provision of long term care for Natalie Murphy and to continue as the only independent worldwide patient advocacy and family support group for those people affected by Tysabri related PML.

The Friends of St. Luke's

The Friends of St Luke’s  was established in 1981 to raise much needed funded for St Luke’s Radiation Oncology Network.  St Luke's Radiation Onocology comprises of three oncology centres - St Luke's Hospital at Rathgar, St Luke's Radiation Oncology Centre at Beaumont Hospital and St Luke's Radiation Oncology Centre at St Jame's Hospital.

The Friends of St Luke’s relies entirely on voluntary contributions and fundraising events organised by our patients, families and friends. St Luke’s is regarded as more than a health care institution. It has set the standards in radiation oncology and is a world-class centre for the delivery of radiotherapy.

The Ray D'Arcy Show Half-Million Half-Marathon for LauraLynn Children's Hospice

LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice provides home-support, respite & end-of-life care to children with life-limiting conditions and their families. It's not a sad place; it’s a place for living. A place of fun and laughter, enjoyment, love and support. While we cannot change a child's diagnosis, we can change the quality of a child's life and their families.

It is through Jane and Brendan McKenna's loss of both their daughters Laura and Lynn, that 'LauraLynn Children's Hospice' was set up. With approximately 10 children dying each week from a life-limiting illness, Ireland’s first and only children's hospice was desperately needed. Our main aim as is to provide care for children with life-limiting conditions. Unfortunately, many families have to face the reality of their child not reaching adulthood and though we cannot change the inevitable, by providing hospice care, we can help alleviate some of the pain.

We want to give families choices and LauraLynn@Home (our pilot hospice care programme starting June 2014) – will bring hospice care to children with life-limiting conditions in the comfort of their own home. We will work closely and collaboratively with our colleagues in other agencies to provide the best in children’s palliative care. For more please visit our website www.lauralynn.ie view our video http://youtu.be/8bSgvqX6BnU. Further Information E: fundraising@lauralynn.ie

Third Age

Third Age is a voluntary orgnisation which empowers older people in Ireland by promoting and valuing their contribution in their communities. Third Age has over 1,000 volunteers working throughout Ireland as advocates, tutors, active listeners, befrienders and more. Third Age also provides a centre for local activities and programmes for older people in Summerhill, Co Meath and a wide catchment area.

Waterford and South East Samaritans

Ann Barron, director of the Waterford and South East Samaritans said: “Our wet summer this year has proven a huge challenge to families throughout the country, and this, coupled with the effects of rural isolation and cutbacks to local services such as public transport, may have had a devastating effect on the mental wellbeing of many rural people. Our volunteers are here to help these people, who may be finding it difficult to cope.”

Samaritans provides 24-hour emotional support through telephone, SMS, email and face to face, to anyone experiencing distress, despair or suicidal thought. Established in Ireland in 1962, there are now twenty Samaritans branches across the island of Ireland with 2,188 active volunteers and Waterford been one of them. .

Waterford Hospice

Waterford Hospice Movement provides medical and nursing care for patients with life limiting illnesses, in their own homes and in nursing homes throughout Waterford City, County and South Kilkenny. We supply specialised equipment for pain control and comfort as well as psychological and social support for the patients and their families. Hospice affirms life and regards dying as a normal process.

In 2013, there is no dedicated Hospice Unit in the South East of Ireland.  Waterford Hospice Movement intends to raise €6 Million which will go towards a dedicated 20-bed hospice facility.  The H.S.E. ‘Palliative Care Services - Five Year Development Framework’ lists the date for development of a 20 Bed In-Patient Unit at Waterford Regional Hospital as 2013.

It currently costs Waterford Hospice approximately €600,000 annually to provide its services. Most of this amount (67%) has to be raised through donations, local fundraising (Sunflower Day, Coffee Mornings, etc.) and funds raised on our behalf by our loyal supporters (individuals, groups, clubs etc.) The Health Service Executive (HSE) provides approximately 33% of the remaining funding required at present.

Wicklow Hospice


The Wicklow Palliative Care/Hospice Campaign is a non-profit organisation that was set up by the people of Wicklow, for the people of Wicklow, to promote and campaign for the right of every person to choose and decide where they wish to spend their last days.



Our Vision: To have a full seven day palliative care service and a purpose built level three Hospice in County Wicklow.