Inpatient Unit

Galway Hospice governed service have purpose-built facilities designed to care for patients and families who require admission for specialist palliative care.

The service is provided from two locations, Galway Hospice and Mayo Hospice. Galway Hospice accommodates 18 inpatients. There are 10 single rooms and 2 four-bedded bays with individual wardrobe, fridge, telephone, TV and nurse call system. Single rooms are allocated on a medical priority basis and therefore may not always be available when requested. 

Mayo Hospice comprises of 14 single, ensuite bedrooms. All rooms are equipped with wardrobe, fridge, telephone, tv, Wi-Fi, nurse call system and showering facilities. Patients can enjoy access to the onsite facilities including internal courtyard, landscaped garden space and reflection room.

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Admissions Policy

All patients are referred through their General Practitioner if they are at home, and through their Consultant if in hospital.  Our aim is to involve the Primary Healthcare Team and work in close collaboration with them in providing a high standard of care to patients.

A member of the Community Palliative Care team will assess the patient at home.  If a patient requires admission, this will be discussed with the Multidisciplinary Team and then be arranged as appropriate. 

Referrals from Hospital Consultants or General Practitioners may be made by completing the Palliative Care Service referral form.

Referrals to the Inpatient Unit can also be made by a member of the Community Specialist Palliative Care team.