Mayo Roscommon Hospice
Before the Foundation was established there were no specialist palliative care services in Mayo and Roscommon for patients living with life limiting illness. People were often sent home from the hospital and endured difficult and painful deaths. In 1992, thanks to the foresight and dedication of a small group of people, the Foundation was established as a charitable organisation to help raise funds for the provision of Hospice/Palliative Care Services in the two counties.
The Foundation agreed to work in association with the Western Health Board (now HSE West) in an effort to meet the Service needs and cover an area of 3,143 sq. miles.
The Foundation, with the loyal support of the public, continues to fund the service in association with HSE West. Each year we fund approx 50% of the existing Service costs along with funding the cost of building two Hospice units, a 14 bed unit in Mayo & an 8 bed unit in Roscommon. Both our Mayo Hospice & our Roscommon Hospice are now open to patients. The cost of both Hospices was over €15m, all coming from fundraised income. With your support and the support of the people we will continue to fund services within the Hospices & our Homecare teams in partnership with the HSE.