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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.

The truth about dying to be explored at event with palliative care author

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.

Galway Hospice will hold its 14th annual Galway Memorial Walk on Sunday 8th September 2019.

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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.

The healing pain — a hip-op odyssey

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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”.

Fashion show to raise funds for Mayo Hospice unit

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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.

Hospice Memorial Walk takes place on Sunday

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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.

Increase in demand for palliative care services drives need for new hospice

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A planning application for a new €20 million Galway Hospice at Merlin Park is to be submitted to Galway City Council over the next few days, in response to increased demand for palliative care services across a range of conditions.

Boost for Galway Hospice through Dormant Accounts Funding

Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development and Fine Gael TD for Galway and Mayo South, Seán Kyne last evening (Wednesday) confirmed an allocation of almost €100,000 for Galway Hospice from the Dormant Accounts Fund.

Heroes for Hospice is back with a twist

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The award winning Ballina based Heroes for Hospice group is back under the spotlight following a long break on the back of their successful sell-out musical Beyond The Barricade.

Local nurse set to put pedal to the metal in aid of Westmeath Hospice

From June 23 to 26, local nurse Mairead Martin is taking part in the Malin to Mizen cycle to raise much-needed funds for South Westmeath hospice.

 

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