Wednesday 22 May 2019

At last! Work to begin on hospice

Esther Hayden

The sod is finally being turned for the new Wicklow Hospice tomorrow (Thursday).

The sod turning at Magheramore marks the end of a nine-year battle to build a hospice in Wicklow.

The 15-bed hospice, which will be staffed by seven palliative care nurses, will be under the umbrella of Harold's Cross and the Blackrock Hospice.

A total €4 million has been raised by the public over the past nine years and the support of Minister Simon Harris, lead to a further €1.25 million from the HSE, bringing the funds to €5.25 million allowing the charity to secure a bank loan for the balance.

Wicklow People