Palliative Care Week at Galway Hospice & Mayo Hospice

Galway Hospice and Mayo Hospice open evening is scheduled for Wednesday 14th September in both hospices from 5pm to 7pm. The hospice team are inviting people from across Galway, Mayo and the wider community to pop in for a cup of tea and chat about the work the hospice does in our local community. The evening will give people an opportunity to meet the team and to ask questions about hospice and palliative care.

The free open evening is for anyone who has an interest or a curiosity in the work that Galway Hospice and Mayo Hospice does. This year’s theme for Palliative Care Week in Ireland is Palliative Care: Living as well as possible. Palliative Care Week aims to raise awareness of the difference palliative care can make to people with life-limiting conditions, carers and families throughout the island of Ireland.

For many, their understanding of the hospice and palliative care is a misconception and the opening evening will give people the opportunity to find out exactly what we do for our community. We provide support at home, in a nursing home, in hospital, or in the hospice – depending on what each person needs and wants.

On the evening, there will be staff members present from a wide range of services including our Inpatient Unit, Community Team, Therapists, Social Work, to name just a few.

People can receive palliative care services for many years – not just in their last weeks or days of life. Palliative care is an approach that looks at much more than medical need.

It is about achieving the best possible quality of life for people with serious illnesess by caring for all aspects of the person – emotional, physical and spiritual. We offer a range of supports and services to people who are caring for someone living with advanced illness, as well as services for people who are bereaved.

If you are interested in attending, please email or just turn up on the evening and you will be met with a warm welcome.

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