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Galway Hospice unveils plans for Merlin Park site

Thu, Jun 21, 2018

A planning application for a new €20 million 36-bed Galway Hospice at Merlin Park is to be submitted to Galway City Council over the next few days, setting in train a planning debate that will put the hospice on a collision course with local environmentalists.

It is envisaged that the planning process, if successfully made by the applicants, will see the new facility open to receive patients in 2021, catering for vastly increased numbers of patients, and providing them with a place to receive palliative care and treatments in a natural environment conducive to healing, rather than in a clinical hospital setting.

Chief Executive of the Galway Hospice Foundation, Mary Nash told the Galway Advertiser this week that the definition of palliative care had evolved over the last while and it is this increase in demand for its services that has necessitated the need for the Galway Hospice to seek a site and a bigger facility.


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