Martina Jennings, CEO

CEO Message

In 2017 Specialist Palliative Care Teams in Mayo and Roscommon looked after 678 new patients, in addition to their existing case load. They completed 9,243 home visits.
They ensured dignity and respect at end of life to the 482 patients who passed away.
These are not just numbers.
They represent sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, partners, grandparents, grandchildren and friends.
Our palliative care nurses, social workers and family therapist ensure that each of the patients they look after are treated like the unique individuals they are, and their families are given every support possible at the most difficult time.
We thank you for helping us to fund our palliative care services, and ask you for your continued help financially as the demand for our services is significantly increasing.

Work is well under way at our site in Castlebar for our state of the art, 14 bed Specialist Palliative Care Unit. This is wonderful news for the people of our region and we are so proud to be delivering this project on behalf of those who have worked tirelessly over the last number of years to bring it to fruition. We will keep you updated on our progress over the next few months and all going according to plan, we intend to open our doors next Spring. At a cost of €10 million, this build would not be happening without your fantastic fundraising efforts. We will commence our 8-bed Hospice in Roscommon very quickly after our Mayo Hospice is completed.

2018 marks our 25th Anniversary and normally a silver anniversary calls for celebration, but not in hospice. It is a mark of remembrance for the 14,000 patients and families who have gone through our Palliative Care service. We cannot change the inevitable outcome for most of our patients, but we can give dignity and respect to both them and their families, and sometimes because of their awful illness, that can be a challenge. We remember, reflect and shed a tear for those that are gone, or those that are suffering. We give thanks to the wonderful Palliative Care teams who ensure the end of life is given as much beauty, care and respect as the beginning of life.
We are incredibly grateful to the communities, volunteers and support groups throughout both counties who fundraise and give their time selflessly to ensure we can provide a Palliative Care service 7 days a week. Thank you all who support our charity shops, without which we could not provide this service. Both hospices and our palliative care service is provided solely by the efforts of people of both counties and with no government funding.

ALL Fundraised income goes directly towards our Palliative Care Service and our Capital Development Programme

Thank you all for your incredible support over the last 25 years and we wish you all a healthy and peaceful 2018.

"You matter because you are you, and you matter to the last moment of your life. We do all we can do, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die"

You can help us build our hospice now by clicking on the Buy A Brick above