Welcome to Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services: Wicklow Hospice
Wicklow Hospice welcomed its first in-patients on December 8th 2020 and is the first facility in Wicklow to provide specialist palliative care services for patients and their families. 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 and the site was kindly donated by the Columban Sisters.
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) to become the third Hospice in the Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services family. The 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 continually develop its sites and to enhance patient and family services. Wicklow Hospice is fundraising to repay borrowings needed to meet the final build cost of €10 million. Moving forward, fundraising will also pay for enhancements that are so greatly valued by patients and their families including specialist equipment, complementary therapies and supporting the wonderful volunteer gardening programme.
Wicklow Hospice offers 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/