My wife Nora passed away from cancer on the 13th December 2015.
Thankfully for Nora, sadly not for the people she left behind, her suffering wasn’t too long, it was just over 6 weeks from diagnosis to her leaving us. In that time Nora should have been able to avail of Hospice Care, but there was no Hospice in Co Wicklow.
Nora lived in Aughrim Co Wicklow and her closest Hospice was Blackrock, which was not able to accommodate her at the time as the patients from the catchment area get first preference.
Nora spent her final days in St Vincents Public Hospital where she did receive the best of care but for Nora, her husband, two girls, Mum and close family it was not the care that Nora or any other cancer sufferer should have as Public Hospitals are able to give the end of life care that Hospice can offer.
The Wicklow Hospice Foundation is fundraising to build a 15 bed Hospice with a palliative care team attached for the people of Co Wicklow and North Wexford.
Please support Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning which raises much needed funds for Hospice Care all over Ireland.
For more information on how you can get involved please contact Evanne, Chairperson of Fundraising on 0862485805 firstname.lastname@example.org or Sinead, Administrator on 040291310 email@example.com.