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Members of the the South Westmeath Hospice committee met this week to discuss the terms of reference for the working group formed alongside representatives of the HSE to plan for the future of the South Westmeath Hospice.
In a positive and most welcome development, the HSE has withdrawn its proposal to close the South Westmeath Hospice.
Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena, was fulsome in his praise of the South Westmeath Hospice committee and all those who supported the coffee morning in Athlone GAA clubhouse on Saturday last.
As the South Westmeath Hospice committee continue to raise and enhance public awareness regarding matters pertinent to the future of the palliative care unit in Athlone, a welcome development will occur on Thursday evening (September 26), as the HSE has formally invited the local volunteer group to meet with the Head of Social Care, Mr. Jude O’Neill, as negotiations pertaining to the future of the facility commence in earnest.
The South Westmeath Hospice Committee has announced details of their first ‘Save YOUR Hospice’ campaign event. The committee along with their supporters will host South Westmeath’s biggest ever coffee morning on Saturday, September 21, in Athlone GAA Clubhouse from 10am to 2pm.
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.