Galway Hospice has been awarded €420,000 in funding as part of a once-off €10 million package for palliative and end of life care.
The funding will be used to develop multiple new hospices around the country, as well as to support existing voluntary care facilities.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said “We are rightly, very proud of our palliative care services in Ireland. We have seen the availability and range of services grow significantly over the last 20 years.
“At the same time, we are aware that the provision of services is not equally spread across the country.”
Of this €10 million package, €3 million will go towards the development of hospices in Drogheda, Cavan and the Midlands which are currently in the planning stages.
More than half, €5.2 million, is allocated to the Voluntary Hospice Group, which includes Galway.
Another €1.6 million will go to a number of national organisations in the palliative care and bereavement sector.
The full list of funding allocations is:
|All Ireland Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care||100,000|
|Galway Hospice & Mayo Hospice (Galway €420,000, Mayo €330,000)||750,000|
|Irish Cancer Society – Night Nursing||175,000|
|Irish Hospice Foundation||175,000|
|LauraLynn Children’s Hospice||800,000|
|Marymount University Hospital and Hospice, Cork||1,000,000|
|Midlands Hospice, Tullamore||1,000,000|
|Milford Care Centre, Limerick||700,000|
|Newgrange Hospice, Drogheda||1,000,000|
|North-West Hospice, Sligo||250,000|
|Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services – Including Harold’s Cross, Blackrock, Wicklow||1,500,000|
|Scholarship Programme in Children’s Complex & Palliative Care||100,000|
|St Christopher’s Cavan||1,000,000|
|St Francis Hospice, Raheny & Blanchardstown||1,000,000|
|The Jack & Jill Foundation||150,000|
|Waterford Hospice Movement||200,000|