Hospice open day at new building on the Curragh

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Niamh O'Donoghue

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Hospice open day at new building on the Curragh

All the stakeholders pictured at the start of the build in 2016

The €4m euro revamp and extension of St Brigid’s Hospice on the Curragh is coming to an end with an open day planned for members of the public on Saturday, December 9.

“The Friends of St. Brigid’s Hospice and Home Care Services wish to invite all those who have fundraised and supported us throughout the years in the renovation and extension of St. Brigid’s Hospice on the Curragh, to a viewing of our beautiful new building on Saturday, 9 December between 11am and 4pm,” said the group.

Work began on the project in March 2016.

The Friends of St.Brigid’s Hospice, in partnership with the HSE and trustees of the Drogheda Memorial Hospital, were in charge of the extension and refurbishment of the existing building.

The development consists of 13 single bedrooms, a day care facility and a new oratory.

The Muiriosa Foundation at Moore Abbey, Monasterevin facilitated the provision of hospice services on their campus at Moore Abbey for the duration of the development.

The project was undertaken by Cleary & Doyle Construction Ltd.

The funding for this project has been raised through The Friends of St Brigid’s Hospice by the people of Kildare and West Wicklow in appreciation of the excellent care provided by staff both in the Hospice and homecare setting.

The hospice provides specialist palliative care and home care for patients with incurable life threatening illnesses and their families.

The new day hospice will allow the palliative home care patients a ‘day out’ and provide some respite for their families.

The aim is to provide timely, clinically appropriate and sensitive person centred care for patients.

St Brigid’s Hospice has recieved huge support from the people of Kildare and surrounds.

All of those fundraising events have allowed this project to come to fruition and be completed, ready to be handed over to the HSE by the builders.