Hospice care is available to people of any age in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness.
Hospice care cannot claim to extend life, but it can certainly improve the quality of life for each patient, so that each day can be lived to the full. A notable feature of Hospice care is that all services are provided free of charge, regardless of each person’s means. Hospice also provide a range of supports to the families of patients.
You can discuss palliative care with your GP, hospital doctors or consultant. They will then, if appropriate, refer the patient to the Galway Hospice.