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Memorable Day As New Palliative Care Centre Opens in Kerry

Author: Kerry Hospice (Andrea O'Donoghue)
02 October 2017

New facility will make a huge difference to local community

As the dust settles on what was a very proud and momentous day for the Kerry Hospice Foundation let us reflect on this special day.

While the ribbon was cut on the new specialist palliative in-patient unit at University Hospital Kerry; the work does not stop there.

Last week marked the handover of the building to the Health Service Executive. Recruitment and finishing the equipping is ongoing and it will be the end of the year when patients will be admitted to the unit.

Kerry Hospice has committed to provide €500,000 yearly for the next five years towards Palliative Care Services.

It was wonderful to see so many of our wonderful volunteers from the many branches around the county who work tirelessly year in year out. You are the reason Kerry Hospice Foundation is so successful.

We would also like to thank all the staff of the Palliative Day Unit who are always so supportive to the Kerry Hospice Foundation; with a special mention to Mari O’Connell (acting director of nursing) who has worked tirelessly over the last number of weeks with the Foundation to prepare for this day. 

To all the new incoming staff we at Kerry Hospice Foundation wish you the very best of luck and look forward to meeting you in the near future.

We are so proud to have Ted Moynihan our Chairman as captain of this great ship. All our guests of honour along with Ted were the driving force behind this success story.

Last but not least to all who continue to support Kerry Hospice Foundation we cannot thank you enough. You are the reason this dream has become a reality.

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