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Mayo/Roscommon Hospice



Ballycastle branch of Mayo/Roscommon Hospice Foundation was set up in 1994.

The Hospice Foundation provide primarily, a home care service, working in co-operation with the Primary Health Care Team - General Practitioners and Public Health Nurses. The Palliative Care Team also visit patients in hospice units, in hospitals and nursing homes throughout the two counties. In order to avail of the hospice service, patients being cared for at home are referred through their family doctor, while those in hospital are referred though their consultant. The services provided by the Hospice are free of charge to all.

Ballycastle Support Group continue to raise funds for Mayo/Roscommon Hospice, Fr. Killeen hosts a 'Coffee Morning' on Shrove Tuesday and Phil Healy hosts a Coffee Morning in Healy's Pub on Ireland's National Coffee Morning in mid September. Phil also has a jar at hand for anyone having tea or coffee, at any time, to make a donation to Hospice instead of payment. At the moment she is selling tickets for the Raffle of a house in Roscommon and Hospice hope to raise a €million from this raffle. She also sells sunflowers and collected old coins at the changeover to Euro currency. Last year she collected €1,440 towards Hospice.

All monies collected locally are spent locally by Hospice.