Wicklow Hospice Foundation

Summary
The mission of Wicklow Hospice Foundation is the provision of a 15-room hospice in-patient unit at Magheramore in Wicklow which will serve as the hub of an integrated palliative care service for the County. How we care for those with life-limiting illnesses – providing care, comfort and dignity – is a true measure of our society’s values and our health care system. Most of us are affected at some point by this experience, and in each case we only get one chance to ‘get it right’. It is envisaged that the hospice will enable more people to be discharged from hospital settings to their preferred place of care – their home or local hospice. The hospice unit will provide day-care, outpatient clinics, respite care and access to multidisciplinary specialist services. The new service will not only meet the preferred care needs of patients but will also be more cost-effective than current services.

Community Contact: Caroline Fox CFox2@wicklowcoco.ie

Citation
“…………..an initiative dealing with a hugely important care issue and on course to deliver one of the most important projects any community could dare to hope to have – all being achieved through one of the greatest feats of fundraising that the judges have ever witnessed……………”