Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation is delighted to announce that planning permission has been approved for the Roscommon Unit.
It has been a record of milestones in the past month for Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation. Public tours have been on going in the new state of the art 14 bedroomed palliative care hospice unit in Castlebar. “After 26 years of fundraising by the people of Roscommon and Mayo to have our first Hospice near completion was a magnificent achievement in itself but we heard that Roscommon County Council have approved planning permission for our 8 Bedroomed Roscommon Palliative Care Centre. To have both events happen the in the one week recently is overwhelming, but so deserving for the people of both counties, who have believed in us, and supported us for so long”, said Martina Jennings, CEO of Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation. She went onto say that the Mayo Hospice has come in on time, and within budget, and commits to working hard to ensure this will be achieved with the Roscommon Hospice. “Today is a day to celebrate this huge milestone, but to also remember and give thanks to everyone who have brought us this far” said Chairperson Joanne Hynes, remembering in particular Castlerea business man and founding director John Tully, who sadly passed away last year. We are sure that John is looking down on us very proudly today”.
Located adjacent to Roscommon Hospital, on a site purchased by the Foundation, the Roscommon Palliative Care Unit will encapsulate all the outstanding facilities The Mayo Hospice boasts, including in patient and daycare facilities , day services, social work and alternative therapies. The Roscommon Hospice will go to tender before the end of the year, and with an estimated cost of €6m, all coming from fundraised income, now more than ever we need a huge effort from our fundraisers and communities across both counties. One hundred percent of fundraised income goes directly towards the build of our Hospices and Palliative Care Services. Getting one Hospice up and running was an achievement but to have both Units operational by 2021 will be phenomenal. If you have a fundraising idea or would like to volunteer with Mayo Roscommon Hospice please call 094 93 88666