Our mission in 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 daycare, 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.
Working together cooperatively, with many local volunteers, we maintain public support and trust through effective communications, openness and the highest standards of governance in all our activities.
All of our trustees (the board members of the Foundation) act in a completely voluntary way and receive no payments or expenses of any kind. No senior executive salaries are incurred to run the affairs of the charity and just one office administrator is employed.