1 M € additional allocated to the Hospice de Wicklow
One million euros has been allocated to the Wicklow Hospice to help reduce its mortgage and give the organization great financial freedom.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly announced additional funding of â¬ 1million for Wicklow Hospice, which is part of a â¬ 1.5million payment to the larger group Our Lady’s Hospice.
In November last year, Minister Donnelly announced one-time funding of 10 million euros for palliative and end-of-life care, of which Wicklow received 620,000 euros.
The funding was intended to support the volunteer palliative care sector to maintain critical and continuing care services for adults and children in the context of the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Announcing the latest funding, Minister Donnelly praised the work being done by Wicklow Hospice and the hospice industry as a whole.
“The work being done by our voluntary hospice palliative care sector is extremely important as they provide tremendous care and support to their patients and families when they need it most,” said Minister Donnelly. âI have seen first-hand the enormous work that Wicklow Hospice does and know how, with the support of the local community, they have succeeded in building a world-class facility.
âIt has been an extremely difficult time for the entire industry as they have had to deal with Covid-19, but their response has been fantastic. “
Minister Donnelly said, âThe additional funding is designed to take into account the potential impact of lost fundraising income during the public health emergency, but more importantly, ensures that when this activity gets back on track. , it can be used to improve and improve services. , rather than funding basic services.
Audrey Houlihan, Managing Director of Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, said: âWe are grateful to the HSE for supporting the operating costs of Wicklow Hospice.
âHowever, we also count on the continued and generous support of the people of Wicklow to help us fund the â¬ 2.75 million bank loan that was required to complete the recent construction work.
âToday, we are really delighted to receive funding of 1 million euros to support the repayment of our loan. We are very grateful to Minister Donnelly who has been a strong supporter of this project from the start as he understands what an important service we provide to patients and families in the community.