Galway Hospice awarded €420,00 once-off funding

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Galway Daily news Galway Hospice awarded €420,00 once-off funding

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:

Service Allocation (€)
All Ireland Institute for Hospice and Palliative Care 100,000
Anam Cara 50,000
First Light 50,000
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
Total 10,000,000