The inpatient hospice will be the “hub” of a service, offering inpatient, daycare and a specialist homecare service in patients’ homes.
Palliative Care is care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have life-limiting conditions. This means a condition, illness or disease which is progressive and cannot be cured. Our philosophy of care is about helping patients of all ages to live well and die well, pain free, with dignity and peace of mind.
When Wicklow Hospice opens, palliative care services will be operated by Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, Harold’s Cross Dublin. The core service will be funded by the HSE, and voluntary contributions will be used to offer extra services to patients and the bereaved. Voluntary contributions will also be used to fund capital expenditure.
Wicklow Hospice will strive to offer world-class, professional, loving and person-centred specialist palliative care to people with a life-threatening illness who are approaching the end of life.
The service will be provided by a specialist interdisciplinary team, guided by a consultant physician in Palliative Medicine.
We will aim to treat, as early as possible, the symptoms of the disease (or side-effects caused by treatments) and any psychological, social and spiritual problems related to the illness. We will also assist families and caregivers through this experience and provide a bereavement support service to people who are grieving.