2023 has started with the opening of our Roscommon Hospice to patients. We are so grateful to all of you who have made it possible for us now to have a hospice in Mayo & Roscommon.
2023 was an exceptionally busy year for our Homecare Teams, with a significant increase in new referrals and home visits. Despite this, they continued to deliver the service with their usual care and compassion to the patients and the families.
A huge thanks to all of you who have supported us through our support groups, donating online, organising fundraisers, supporting our 12 charity shops, and volunteering. The Foundation is 30 years old this year, and it is incredible to see what has been achieved from its inception. We have grown from one doctor and nurse, to homecare teams and hospices in both counties, all from fundraised income. While we celebrate all that has been achieved, we think of all those patients and families with life limiting illnesses that have been looked after by the service, and know that this service made a difficult journey more dignified and respectful.
We are focused on implementing all that we set out in our Strategy 2022-2026, of which the theme was Together We Can Do So Much. With your support we will continue to fund, support and develop palliative care services in our hospices, and community through our homecare teams.
Thank you all so much
Mike Smith Martina Jennings
Chairman Chief Executive