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Galway Hospice has been at the heart of the local community for decades, caring for patients and families living with life limiting illnesses. Each year, the hospice must raise more than €2.3 million to provide its vital services. Without the support of the people of Galway, the hospice simply could not continue to provide care to those who need it.
The All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) is calling upon people in Westmeath to learn more about the benefits of palliative care as part of Palliative Care Week. Now in its seventh year, Palliative Care Week takes place from the September 13-19 inclusive.
This year's Galway Memorial Walk in aid of the Galway Hospice will take place on Sunday September 13 when Galwegians are being asked to walk their own special route.
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.
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.
The truth about the process of dying will be the key topic to be discussed at an event at NUI Galway next week, addressed by bestselling author Dr Kathryn Mannix.
The Memorial Walk will begin at 12noon from Claddagh Hall and take its traditional route to Blackrock and back, a distance of 6.5km. The Memorial Walk is Galway Hospice’s biggest annual fundraising event. Since it began in 2006, it has raised over €2million to help maintain essential Hospice services. Those who take part in the Memorial Walk do so in memory of a family member, friend or work colleague who has passed away, with many wearing the name of their loved one on special personalised t-shirts provided by the Hospice.
There was a sense of déjà vu about the whole thing. After more than of year of pain, a refreshing air of calm pervaded Professor McCabe’s surgery. After an extremely short conversation, he asked me to walk the length of his office. “Your problem has nothing to do with sciatica it has everything to do with your hip”.
Staff of Bank of Ireland branches in Mayo will host a Fashion Show to raise funds for their chosen Charity, Mayo Roscommon Hospice. All funds raised will go directly towards building the new Mayo Hospice Unit in Castlebar.
Preparations are currently well underway for the annual Mayo Roscommon Hospice Memorial Walk which takes place across the region this coming Sunday September 9. The walk now in its fifth year, will see hundreds of people in five different locations across Mayo and Roscommon, participating in a 5km leisurely stroll in memory of a friend, a family member or a loved one.