Earlier this year, 6th class students from Scoil Íde in Salthill presented John Meehan from Galway Hospice with a cheque for €1,030. The funds were raised when the students planned and held a bake sale in aid of the Foundation. The students are pictured with John. Thanks to the teachers, pupils, and not forgetting the parents, and well done to all concerned! Apologies for the delay in posting this photo acknowledgement of your great achievement.
Galway Hospice provides specialist palliative care services to adults and children with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses throughout Galway city and county, and on the adjoining islands, as well as providing support to patients’ families and carers. These services include Inpatient Care, Home Care, as well as Day Care and Bereavement Support. While the running cost of the Hospice Inpatient Unit is almost entirely State-funded, Home Care, Day Care and Bereavement Support services depend hugely on community fundraising, costing €1.8 million per annum to provide. It would not be possible to continue these services without the support of the people of Galway, for which we are very grateful.