North Westmeath Hospice

To relieve often... and to comfort always

The Hospice Shop, Mary Street, Mullingar open  Monday – Friday 10am to 2pm

The Fundraising Committee can be contacted on info@northwestmeathhospice.ie or
Through Sophie our Office Administrator on 085 7863891

Availing of the Hospice Services

Ph: 087-2626431 – Email: palliative.caremull@hse.ie

 

The North Westmeath Hospice provides specialist palliative care services ensuring that people who are coping with a life threatening illness, death or bereavement can access appropriate homecare and support. Palliative Care is an approach which improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems physical, psychosocial and spiritual.

Palliative Care

  • Provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms.
  • Affirms life and regards dying as a normal process.
  • Intends neither to hasten or postpone death.
  • Integrates psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care.
  • Offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death.
  • Offers a support system to help the family copy during the patient’s illness and in their own bereavement.
  • Uses a team approach to address the needs of patients and their families including bereavement counselling if indicated.
  • Will enhance quality of life and may also positively influence the course of illness.
  • Is applicable early in the course of illness in conjunction with other therapies that are intended to prolong life such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy and includes those investigations needed to better understand and manage distressing clinical complications.

In particular we offer

  • 7-day palliative home care nurse service with a phone advisory service to patients and their families.
  • Access to inpatient care.
  • A bereavement service.
  • A carer relief service.
  • Complimentary services including aromatherapy and reflexology care.

If you would like to access the service please contact either your GP or the North Westmeath Hospice Specialist Palliative Care Services, Primary Care Unit, Harbour Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
Ph: 087-2626431 – Email: palliative.caremull@hse.ie

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