Another outstanding organisation, St Francis Hospice Dublin, takes home the Community Impact Award for Large Organisations at the Charity Impact Awards!
St Francis Hospice Dublin was established in 1989 to provide specialist palliative care for the people of North Dublin City and County. Prior to that, there was no hospice service located north of the River Liffey. Specialist palliative care brings comfort, dignity and holistic person-centred care to people who are faced with a life limiting illness.
St Francis Hospice has taken on the challenge of expand their services to respond to the needs of people with all types of life limiting illnesses. Today, about one in four of their patients has a diagnosis other than cancer, such as motor neurone disease, COPD and congestive heart failure. The provision of specialist palliative care for these patients is invaluable to their quality of life.
The organisation provides services such as: community palliative care, outpatient services, hospice day care, inpatient care and bereavement support. By collaborating with agencies such as the HSE (for funding), as well as healthcare professionals in hospitals, nursing homes, community services, and GP surgeries, St Francis Hospice ensures the best possible person-centred care for patients and their families.
Congratulations to St Francis Hospice, we are so glad that your wonderful work is being recognised.
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