Wicklow Hospice welcomed its first in-patients on December 8th 2020 and is the first facility to provide specialist palliative care services for patients and their families in Wicklow. This state-of-the-art purpose-built hospice provides 15 in-patient public beds and a new base for the Wicklow Specialist Community Palliative Care team. It’s opening marks the culmination of over ten years of incredible fundraising by the Wicklow Hospice Foundation and the local community.
Now operated by Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Ireland’s largest provider of specialist palliative care services, Wicklow Hospice joins Harold’s Cross Hospice (established 1879) and Blackrock Hospice (established 2003) as the third Hospice in the Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services family. Services are provided in co-operation with the Health Services Executive (HSE) and the Department of Health. Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services also fundraises to continue to develop its sites and to enhance patient and family services.
Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services offers world-class, specialist and person centred palliative care to those with advanced life-threatening illness who are approaching the end-of-life. Our focus is to improve quality of life and we aim to help patients to live with comfort, dignity and peace of mind, taking a holistic approach to meet the specialised needs of our patients and their families. Our patients are at the centre of everything we do.
To find out more about specialist palliative care and the services in provided at Wicklow Hospice, including information on our Community Palliative Care Team and details for patients and visitors please visit https://olh.ie/our-services/palliative-care/what-is-palliative-care/
Medical professionals can access referral information here https://olh.ie/our-services/palliative-care/specialist-palliative-care-referral-form/
For more information on Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services please visit https://olh.ie/about-us/
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