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South Westmeath Hospice committee to seek legal advice following recent HSE meeting

The South Westmeath Hospice committee is to seek legal advice following the conclusion of recent discussions with the HSE relating to the proposed transfer of facilities from the palliative care unit on Northgate Street to the new 50 bed community nursing unit planned for Clonbrusk.

South Westmeath Hospice committee strive for resolution to impasse

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An impasse pertaining to the future of the South Westmeath Hospice palliative care unit in Athlone shows no immediate sign of resolution following the conclusion of a meeting between the volunteer committee and HSE representatives in recent times.

South Westmeath Hospice to consider draft palliative care support plans

Following numerous motions, questions and representations, the Regional Health Forum of the HSE have informed Fine Gael Councillor, Tom Farrell, that a draft internal re-configuration plan to accommodate four palliative care support beds and ancillary accommodation in the new 50 bed CNU in Clonbrusk has been forwarded to the South Westmeath hospice committee for their consideration.

Town Mayor expresses dissatisfaction with lack of Hospice progress

With news emanating last week pertaining to the non-HSE management interaction with the South Westmeath Hospice committee, Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena, has expressed his anger that no progressive consultation with regard to the palliative care unit has commenced.

South Westmeath Hospice closure concern firmly remains

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Numerous attempts by members of the South Westmeath Hospice committee to engage in meaningful and productive talks with the HSE pertaining to the future of the facility have failed to come to fruition.

Local Minister welcomes South Westmeath Hospice development

Local Minister of State, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran has noted that the statement this week from the HSE regarding the future of South Westmeath Hospice reaffirms commitments given to him by Health Minister, Simon Harris regarding the facility.

Much relief as plans to close local hospice unit shelved

The planned closure by the HSE of the South Westmeath Hospice palliative care unit in Athlone has been shelved. The news was confirmed by Minister for Health, Simon Harris, following a meeting led by Minister of State, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran at which Longford/Westmeath Fine Gael Deputy Peter Burke and hospice committee members, Joe Whelan and Clare Lennon, were also in attendance.


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