The Wicklow Hospice Foundation is delighted to announce that preparation works for the long-awaited 15-bed Hospice Facility at Magheramore are well underway.
The Contractors, Elliott Group, have been appointed and the first sod was turned in June.
Mr. Sean Dorgan, Chairman of the Wicklow Hospice Foundation, paid tribute to the people of Wicklow for their incredible generosity, which will bring the Wicklow Hospice facility to fruition by the 3rd quarter of 2019.
He said, “It is incredible that the community has independently raised a phenomenal €4,000,000 without which the project would never have come so far.”
The support of Minister Simon Harris, TD, leading to a further €1.25 million from the HSE, recently brought the total funds to €5.25 million allowing the charity to secure a bank loan for the balance to enable the works to get underway.
The Wicklow Hospice Foundation will not draw down the bank loan unless required and are truly grateful for the support of the local Wicklow community to date. They are confident that should they have to draw down on the bank loan, this on-going support and spirit of generosity in the community will enable them to repay the bank loan.
The Wicklow Hospice Foundation were delighted to have such a wonderful turnout at the official turning of the Sod on the 21st of June and will keep the public informed of the progress of the Wicklow Hospice, a dream to become a reality in the very near future.
The Wicklow Hospice Foundation is also delighted to announce that the new Hospice will be run by Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services, who already have two sites; Harold’s Cross and Blackrock so when Wicklow Hospice opens all three will be “under the one umbrella.”