The Midland region of Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath does not have a Level3 Hospice. However, the decision of the Minster for Health, Mr. Stephen Donnelly TD, in December 2021, to allocate €1million to progress the development of a Regional Hospice in Tullamore means, in effect, that this vital project has become a reality.
A Level 3 Hospice is a specially designed and equipped building where end of life care is provided, by specially trained doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff, to patients most in need of specialist palliative care at the end of their lives.
Level3 Hospice services are tailored to meet particular needs of individual patients to enable them to experience the best quality of life for as long as possible. They include:
Symptoms and pain management; on a residential or day care basis as appropriate.
Respite care and day care
Outreach specialist homecare